THE MEANING After Jesus answered the question concerning the most important thing for us to do, He gave a bonus answer. He said that the second most important thing for us to do is to "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22:39). As a church, we of Bethel, seek to express our love for others in our actions, our words & our attitudes. We're not perfect, but our Lord is, & we strive to love people like He does. Bethel is a diverse church where people are loved because they are part of the human race, created in God's image. While we seek to express love to all people, all the time, personal & powerful relationships are developed within smaller groups that we call HomeTeams.
HomeTeams HomeTeams are gatherings of folks who have common desire to love God and love people. We have HomeTeams for all age groups. We have HomeTeams that meet on our campus, and HomeTeams that meet in homes, offices, & sometimes other locations. We have HomeTeams just for ladies, and HomeTeams just for men. We offer HomeTeam meeting times all week long, so that everyone can find a group where they can love people, and be loved.
The HomeTeam idea is not new. The very first church (the proto-church) was the church in Jerusalem, & when we read the earliest writings (found in the book of Acts in the Bible) about how it functioned, we find that the Christians met in the Temple courts for prayer, and from house to house. Bethel HomeTeams meet in the 21st Century for the same purposes that the house groups met in the First Century: Bible study, prayer, fellowship, to share the good news about Jesus Christ, & to help meet the needs of others.
Download a printable 2014 Adult HomeTeam Directory by clicking HERE. The directory provides basic descriptions, meeting times & locations, & contact information, so you can make an informed choice about which HomeTeam(s) you will join.