Who We Are
What We Value
People and organizations have values. You can tell what others value by how they live. At New Bethel we feel like it’s crucial to determine what God says our values should be and live those out as a church family. In other words, the values that characterized the lives of Christians in the Bible should be the same values that we have today. So, we have taken our values straight out of God’s Word and do our best to live those out.
Biblical Authority (2 Tim 3:16-17)
We believe that the Scriptures were given not just to inform us about God but to transform us to be like Jesus. That means that we have to invest time and think about what God is communicating through His Word and about how it should change our behaviors.
Spiritual Intimacy (Mark 1:35)
We believe that God wants everyone to grow spiritually. That means primarily that God sent His Son to die for us so that we would have a relationship with Him instead of following a set of prescribed mechanical rules.
Authentic Community (Acts 2:40-47)
We believe that God wants us to live connected to each other…not isolated from each other. So, living in biblical community means that we choose to connect with, include, and involve others in our lives. It means that we all have a place to belong.
Personal Ministry (Rom 12:4-8)
We believe that everyone plays a part in God’s redemption story. You and I are not created where we are and when we are by accident. God has wired each of us for meaningful investment in the community, which requires us to move.
Global Responsibility (Acts 1:8)
We believe that part of our responsibility is to advance God’s Kingdom in the world starting in Norwood and Cincinnati, then to the Midwest, and then to the world. We are called to care for our neighborhoods as well as for the nations.