The Congregation of Bethel Community Church in Barrie, ON holds these core values:
• Total Consecration: We believe that all people are created to be in loving, personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, and it is only in and through this relationship with God that He is enjoyed and glorified. Through conversion we enter into new life in Christ and become wholly given over to God, i.e. consecrated, and seek to live the rest of our days for His glory alone.
• Intimate Communion: We value and seek the personal Presence and ministry of the Holy Spirit to the church individually and collectively. We believe that personal encounters with God (through Scripture, prayer, teaching, inspired worship, etc.) are the catalysts for transforming the church into greater Christlikeness in character and service.
• Vibrant Community: We value spiritual fellowship with one another that is characterized by authenticity, transparency, reciprocity and increasing intimacy, and believe that it is in this environment that discipleship and continued spiritual growth may occur through intentionally engaging with one another in the ministry of Jesus.
• Strategic Commission: We believe that every disciple of Jesus is a missionary whose has been uniquely situated, called and equipped to glorify God by advancing His Kingdom in the world through a unique blend of personality, passions, talents, Spirit-enabled gifts, and experiences. Thus we value engaging the local community and beyond to minister the love of Jesus to its needs and revealing Jesus to them, thereby modelling the Great Commandment and fulfilling the Great Commission.
Acts 2:42, 47b – They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer … And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.