What do you mean by “A message-centered people with a God-centered message?”
God’s entire creation is not “about us” but rather about Him. We believe the Holy Bible is God-centered, meaning its full and complete revelation of God is central and superior to the wants and desires of man. This is the message that the Bethel Methodist Church endeavors to communicate; indeed, it is the reason we exist.
What is our purpose?
Our purpose is twofold; to perceive God and to present God. First, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, we are to come to an understanding of who God is. “But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me…” - Jeremiah 9:24. When we are seeing God as He really is, then we are naturally compelled to present Him to anyone willing to listen.
What are services like?
Our Sunday morning worship services are best described as “traditional.” The pastor’s message is the central object of our services that include great hymns of the church, gospel songs, choral and instrumental music, scripture readings and prayer.