For the glory of God, Bethany Hills Baptist Church is committed to loving God by studying and submitting to His Word and to loving people by equipping saints and gathering disciples from all peoples to the end that they might grow up into Christ, worship God, and enjoy Him forever.
“Because God has decided to act by His Spirit through His Word,” we are a church that is committed to expository preaching of God’s Word. We believe that “the main role of any pastor, is [expository] preaching.” By expository preaching we mean: “preaching which takes for the point of a sermon the point of a particular passage of Scripture. That’s it. The preacher opens the Word and unfolds it for the people of God…. Expositional preaching is preaching in service to the Word. It presumes a belief in the authority of Scripture—that the Bible is actually God’s Word; but it is something much more than that. A commitment to expositional preaching is a commitment to hear God’s Word—not just to affirm that it is God’s Word but to actually submit yourself to it.”
* The above quotations were taken from: Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, by Mark Dever.
We believe that Matthew 28:18-20, better known to most as “The Great Commission,” is not just a call to Christian ministry and missions in general; it is actually a call to the specific ministry of making disciples for Christ of all peoples. In fact, when Jesus instructed His disciples to “make disciples of all nations,” He was actually commanding them (and us, by extension) to be disciple-making disciples. This disciples-making-disciples plan, then, is the heart of the church’s mission, and we strive to make it the heart of the ministry and mission of BHBC as well.
The Great Commandments
Our Lord was once asked to name the most important commandment in the law of God. His answer is found in one of the most familiar texts in the New Testament: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets" (Matt.22:37-40). Because this is true, here at BHBC we strive to center all of our gospel efforts under these two foundational commands: Love God and Love People!