Bethel Christian UC
Vision & Values
Bethel Christian UC exists :
to unite a diverse community under the transforming grace & truth of the Lord Jesus Christ &
to ignite a passion for the just & merciful reign of God on the campus, in Chicago, & beyond.
Our vision is :
to be a part of a church-planting movement that will build up a loving, multi-ethnic community of disciples &
reach the nations on campus, in Chicago, & beyond with words & deeds of God’s grace & truth, justice &
mercy in Christ's name & Spirit, & for His honor & renown.
Our values are :
Exaltation Our God reigns!
Our chief joy is to magnify the Triune God in all of life with awe & celebration.
We assemble to receive both His Word in relevant, Christ-exalting messages, & His sacraments.
We exalt Him in song, prayer, generous giving, & testimony.
Transformation The gospel of grace changes everything
Each follower of Christ is gifted & empowered by the Spirit to bring all of life under His sovereign Lordship &
build up each other as a Body. Personal transformation within a community of
truth spoken in love, prayer, & sacrificial service is the prerequisite basis for social change.
Proclamation Preach the good news to the poor in word & deed
Christ’s love compels us as a Body to seek the lost & hurting, in order
to speak the truth of the gospel of repentance & faith,
to show mercy to the hurting, & to work for justice for the oppressed.
Reconciliation Diversity displayed in unity
God has reconciled us to Himself & to each other through the Cross, so we are compelled to manifest gospel-
based unity among racially, ethnically, & socially diverse believers. Worship, fellowship, outreach, &
leadership should employ truth & beauty found in our diverse cultures.
Multiplication Maturing in faith, expanding in influence
We desire to train members not only for the maturity & growth of this church, but to partner
with existing, & establishing new cross-cultural ministries & congregations here & abroad.