Follow Jesus Every Day and Everywhere with Everyone.
Every Person, Every Neighborhood, and Every City
will be Revived and Renewed by Jesus.
We are working together to further embody and grow in each of our values. You have an opportunity to join us in this journey by selecting the value you feel you are strongest in and clicking on that value to discover how you can further embody that value and help our church do so as well.
Hospitality is demonstrating love toward people who are different than you. As we embody a life of hospitality, people feel at home among us.
Courage is living as a follower of Jesus regardless of how vulnerable that makes you. As we embody a life of courage, through our brokenness others will see the power of God at work in our lives.
Health is choosing to thrive in every area of your life. As we embody a life of health, our emotional, relational, financial, physical, and spiritual well-being will be transformed regardless
of our circumstances.
Community is desiring so much more than just being in proximity with others. As we embody a life of community, our identity in Christ unifies us as we follow Jesus alongside one another
Impact is multiplying what God is doing in and through you. As we embody a life of impact, we will be inviting, empowering, and releasing others to follow Jesus as well.
WHAT WE BELIEVE | Shaped By Jesus
We believe that there is one true and magnificent God who exists eternally in relationship as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. Since the fullness of God dwells in Jesus, who is the image of the invisible God, we can get the most accurate understanding of the nature and character of God through listening to and looking at the Son of God throughout eternity. As a result, it is Jesus who defines all reality for us.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is the final authority of Christian faith and practice, teaching and living. Only through the guidance of the Holy Spirit can the Bible be understood. Through the Bible, we are able to encounter and experience Jesus Christ whom holds all things together by the power of his word. In the Bible we discover the life that God designed and desires for us now into eternity. As a result, we stand under the authority of God's Word for what we believe and how we live.
We believe that God, infinite in being and eternal in perfection, created all things out of nothing through Jesus, by Jesus, and for Jesus. As a result, we are called to care for and cultivate the earth for the flourishing of others as God intends.
We believe that Jesus is the eternal radiance of God's glory, full of grace and truth and the very Word of God. Jesus is not one of many ways to God, He is the only Way who meets us on our way and invites us to experience a redeemed and reconciled relationship with God not through works but through faith. The Son of God was active long before the Incarnation as the Living Word of God and in the same way, has continued to be active since His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension where He currently sits at the right hand of God, interceding on our behalf before returning to earth as King where He will eternally establish his rule and reign in the new heavens and new earth with his people. As a result, we give our lives to follow Jesus everyday and everywhere with everyone.
We believe that the Holy Spirit has existed eternally and enables believers to obey Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and frees them from the power of sin through sanctification. The Spirit dwells in, gifts, and equips believers to serve Christ and His church and to bear witness to the world. The Spirit illuminates our minds to understand the Word of God and is our Advocate and Counselor. As a result, we make room for the Holy Spirit to fill our lives with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
We believe that God's design and desire was to create humanity in perfect relationship with each other and God. However, with our freedom we forgot who God is and who God created us to be. As a result, we wrap our hearts around everything and anything but God, leaving us restless and separated from God. Through repentance and personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, our sins are forgiven, our wretchedness is exchanged for Christ's righteousness, we are reborn by the Holy Spirit, and we are reminded of our identity and mission. We are sent out to be agents of reconciliation, embracing especially those on the margins of society in humility, service, and love. As a result, we know that God loves us as we are and yet loves us to not simply leave us where we are.
We believe that the Church is built around the reality of who Jesus is. Every member of the body of Christ is indispensable and though every member functions differently, every member has a function in the Body as they are gifted by the Spirit. To bear God's image most fully is to do so in Christian community, submitting to one another in love as God first loves us. The task of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church is to make manifest Jesus in a world that is longing for peace, hope, justice, reconciliation, grace, truth, and meaning. As a result, we don't just go to church, we are the church that embodies hospitality, courage, health, community, and impact everyday and everywhere with everyone as we follow Jesus.
At Bel Air Church, all are welcome to attend, explore, and participate in taking steps of faith toward Christ. We acknowledge that doubts and questions about faith are a normal part of spiritual growth, and we do not claim to have all the answers. We do claim, however, that all the answers can be found in the person of Jesus.