who we are
Core Value 1: Life as God Intended
We believe that changed lives are about Christ and His word.
“Christianity is the obedient & vibrant response of those who have been made alive in Jesus Christ and are being renewed and transformed daily in the image of the One: They love! They worship! They serve! They proclaim!” Jay Dennis
Core Value 2: Born Again into Community
We believe that new life in Christ creates community with God and God’s family, the local church.
Communion with God and God’s family are intertwining realities that involve both:
Core Value 3: Doing Church as a Team
We believe that new life in Christ supernaturally enables you to serve together with God’s family, intentionally maximizing your giftedness & calling to serve Christ’s cause.
The intertwining realities of communion with God and God’s family also involves...
“I would rather fail at a cause that will ultimately succeed, than succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.” Abraham Lincoln
Core Value 4: Becoming a Contagious Church
We believe that new life in Christ sends you into a lost world to intentionally cultivate relationships with those who are distant from Christ, sharing his good news in alignment with a contagious church.
“God, help us to build a truly contagious church that will reach lost people. Grant that we would not just be a warm company of committed believers, but a contagious community ready to enfold, reach and influence skeptics and seekers all around us. May BEP be increasingly populated by people who have come to Christ by our witness. In Jesus Name, Amen.”
Core Value 5: Becoming a Praying Community
We believe that becoming and reaching a community is always God-sized, requiring humble and prayerful reliance upon God to grow a church of irresistible influence.
“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer IS the greater work.” Oswald Chambers