BEP mission & vision

Becoming a Community of Disciple-Making Disciples: Reaching a Community, Local & Global, with Christ’s Truth and Love

  • Pouring our lives into a few others by the Word & prayer that they may grow in Christ and know Christ
  • Committed to disciple-making beginning with our children and youth learning the gospel and the implications of following Jesus in all of life. Personally and corporately sharing the gospel with others in word and deed
  • Equipped to feed ourselves with God’s word, applying it in obedience, sharing it with others. Providing outreach friendly events & ministries to which unbelieving friends can be invited
  • Sharing our lives in mercy-giving, burden-bearing, mutually encouraging, Christ-centered care as a genuine fellowship of the saints. Engaging real needs in our community such that our absence would be missed by the community
  • Using our gifts in ministry. Growing a global minded mission’s outreach that is part of our community identity
  • Sending folks from our church family to serve Christ in other cultures

A Disciple-Making Community is a Worshipping Community –

In treasuring the glory of God whose blazing center is Christ, we joyfully devote our lives to God and one another

A Missional Community is a Worshipping Community –

Out of the joy of our salvation, we share Christ personally and corporately, locally and globally, in word and deed


As a people who make much of God in worship, we will persistently pursue Him in faith-filled prayer, that the Father would glorify the Son through the work of the Spirit bearing this fruit among us and through us.

bep core values

Life as God Intended

We believe that changed lives are about Christ and His word. A relationship with Christ and his word of truth and love transforms life into a new order. My life is the means and God is the end. 

Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-14; 2:1-10; II Corinthians 3:18; Romans 8:28-29 “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

Born Again into Community

We believe that new life in Christ creates community with God and God’s family, the local church. They are intertwining realities that involve both: Intentionally deepening our communion with God through time in God’s word and prayer, private and public worship, AND; Intentionally deepening our communion with one another by imbedding our lives in relationship with a particular community of believers. See the image of the church as a temple (I Peter 2:4-8) and a body (Ephesians 4:1-6; John 17:20-23) 

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... Intentionally investing your gifts together with a particular community of believers…The ministry of the church is not about volunteers, but rather people called by God to invest in his eternal cause. See I Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:1-16; Romans 12:1-8; I Peter 4:7-11 “I would rather fail at a cause that will ultimately succeed, than succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.” Abraham Lincoln 

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. BEPs goal is that in cooperation with the work of the Holy Spirit, we would reach and retain one non-Christian per year for every ten Christians who are regular attenders. See Matthew 28:16-20; John 17:15-23; Acts 2:42-47 “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.” 

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. See John 15:1-8; Colossians 4:2-6, 12; Ephesians 6:10-20 “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer IS the greater work.” Oswald Chambers

presbyterian church in america

  • We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
  • We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.
  • We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. 
  • We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.
  • We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
  • We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
  • We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

The PCA has made a firm commitment on the doctrinal standards which had been significant in presbyterianism since 1645, namely the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and the Westminster Larger Catechism.  Among the distinctive doctrines of the Westminster Standards and of Reformed tradition is the unique authority of the Bible as the inspired word of God. The Reformers based all of their claims on sola scriptura (Scripture alone is the highest authority).