The following is an overview of key principles we practice and pursue in fulfilling our mission as a local church. Additional teaching on this subject is included in the Church Orientation Class.
Beth Eden Baptist Church exists to glorify God by making, maturing, and mobilizing disciples who are becoming more like Jesus Christ.
Discipleship is the intentional making of disciples, with accountability, based on loving relationships. This is to be carried out by the people of God, directed by the Word of God, energized by the Spirit of God, to further the glory of God.
In living to glorify the Lord, the most important aspect of our church ministry is the product we produce. That product is mature, growing disciples. We define a disciple as a believer who is becoming more like Jesus Christ by obediently growing in character, in ability to minister to others, and in efforts to help bring others to faith in Christ. He is growing in his relationship to God, with himself, with other believers, and with people in the world. We believe the Spirit of God produces spiritual growth as a believer sincerely and diligently practices the Christian disciplines: Bible study, prayer, stewardship, witnessing, fellowship, and worship.