welcome!

Thanks for checking out Bethany Church! We know that visiting a new church and trying to find a church home can be challenging. I hope that wherever you are in your relationship with Jesus Christ, you will feel welcome as you join us for worship.


Bethany Church is a church committed to helping people follow Jesus. We believe the Gospel - the good news of Jesus Christ - is for everyone and to be lived out in local community. Our desire is to be a people who speak, sing and pray the Gospel.


So whether you are exploring Christianity, a new follower of Christ, or a seasoned disciple, we want to point you to Jesus and His life-changing message.  Please let me know if you have any questions by sending me an email, calling the church office, or just chatting with me on a Sunday Morning. 


I look forward to meeting you!

                                                                                       

For Christ & The Gospel,

Pastor Jeff Jennings


what to expect

We are so glad you want to visit Bethany Church! We meet each Sunday at 10:30am to worship together.


A Multi-generational Church Family  


We love having the littlest preschoolers all the way through elementary students with us in the service. We believe that they are not part of the future church, but are part of the church now. We invite our children to stay for the first part of the service and sing with us. There might be a little more noise, wiggling in seats, and giggling but we are okay with that! It's a joy to hear their little voices joined with all the generations as we sing to our great God together. 


A Great Sunday School Program


We have a wonderful nursery program offered during service for ages 0-3 with many loving grandmas and mothers just waiting to cuddle and care for your littlest family members. We also have a great, age- appropriate Sunday School program for age 3 through 6th grade. Our teachers and staff will lead your children through Christ-centered curriculum that seeks to find Jesus in every story of the Bible.  


A Gospel-Centered Worship Service


The Gospel is the center of all that we do at Bethany Church. Because of God's great grace for us, we are able to love, learn, serve, and grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior. Our worship, Scripture readings, and prayer all point us in gratitude to the One who has graciously redeemed us and calls us His own.


Relevant Systematic Bible Teaching


Our sermon series are exegetical as we go through a book of the Bible thoroughly to understand the author's intent, what was going on in the culture, where Jesus is revealed, and how we can be changed by the hearing and preaching of His word. We believe each book of the Bible continually points us back to the Gospel and reveals God's glory to us.


A Church IN the Community FOR the Community


We are not just located IN Canby, but want to be FOR Canby. We love our town and want to see God work in Canby for His glory. We humbly seek to serve our neighbors and show them the grace and love we have so generously been given.


An Emphasis on Life Group Ministry


The Christian life is meant to be lived in community. The best way to get plugged in at Bethany Church is through one of our Life Groups that meet at various times and locations in and around Canby. This smaller setting offers a relaxed atmosphere to pray together, ask questions, and go deeper as we study His Word and discuss the sermon together.

next steps

If you are ready to become a part of Bethany Church, here are your Next Steps:


1. Fill out a Next Steps Card. 

You can grab one at church in the seat pocket in front of you, stop by the Welcome Center, or fill one out HERE.


2. Join us for Lunch!

Each quarter we host a lunch right after church in the Gathering Place. This FREE lunch is a place for you to get to know our staff, ask questions, and hear about the various ministries at Bethany. Send us an email to let us know you want to attend our next Getting to Know Bethany lunch and we will send you all the details.


3. Join a Life Group.

The best way to get involved is to a join a Life Group! These weekly groups meet in homes throughout Canby and the surrounding area to encourage and support each other as we grow in the Lord together. 


4. Begin to Serve.

Now is the time to give back! In what areas has God gifted you? What are you passionate about? Come talk with Pastor Jeff, our staff, or elders and we will help find a place to get you plugged in and serving the body of Christ.