Bethany’s mission is to be a loving and caring Christian congregation that is committed to:
+ Glorifying the Triune God
+ Strengthening the saved
+ Offering the hand of Christ to all.
Glorifying the Triune God:
Bethany Lutheran Church believes that the Bible is the inerrant word of God. The God of the Bible describes himself as Trinitarian, meaning 3 persons but one God – Tri (meaning 3) and Unity (meaning 1). The three persons of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, however, not 3 gods but one God. We believe God has revealed himself through His Son Jesus Christ. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. (John 14:6) The Bible describes that God is love. This love is unconditional. He demonstrated His love by sending his Son into the world, taking on flesh, to redeem all people from sin. We come together as God’s redeemed people to thank and praise Him for what he has done for us.
Strengthening the saved:
Bethany Lutheran Church confesses that by nature a person is totally corrupt to the ways of God. We are blind to God’s ways, dead to Him, and His enemy. We cannot seek God on account of our condition. Spiritually we have no strength to save ourselves from this condition. This is why God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to save all. As we gather at 222 Church Street in Kohler, we witness the miracle of God’s salvation through Baptism, His life-changing event. As a community gathered around the Word, God the Holy Spirit strengthens us through hearing and receiving Christ at the altar.
Offer the hand of Christ to all:
Bethany is a family. A family of believers dedicated to bringing Christ to the lost. We understand that we are all clay vessels that possess an awesome gift. Whether at worship, at home, or at work, we extend the hand of Jesus to all. The congregation supports many international, national and local missions. We take Jesus’ words seriously, “…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth (Acts 1:8b).” By extending our hand we extend Christ’s hand. As we greet you, we extend Christ’s hand. As we struggle, Christ’s hand holds us up. As we are burdened with the troubles of this world, Christ’s hand lifts those burdens from our shoulders to His. Though flawed in every way, we are made anew, set free, and chosen by God to extend His Son’s hand.