Who We Are
Get to know Bell Road Church. Find out our mission, purpose, core values and beliefs.
LOVE People, LIVE like Jesus, LEAD others to Him.
We see a church full of people who LOVE strong, LIVE free, and LEAD courageously in order to reach the city with the gospel of Jesus Christ:
We see a movement where disciple-making is the focus of every believer as they strive to live like Jesus and teach others to do the same.
We see a movement that develops leaders and empowers people to dream, be creative and become all that God has purposed for their life.
We see a movement with people of faith who carry a pioneer spirit to infiltrate our neighborhoods and every sector of our culture of the message of Jesus
We see a church that continues to be the movement that Jesus started years ago – to redeem the world back to Him!
1. Jesus & His Mission
We are unashamedly all about Jesus. We believe He truly is the Hope for all humanity. His mission to seek and save the lost has been passed on to us and we desire to take this seriously. It is central to everything we do. (Heb. 12:2; Acts 1:8; seek and save; matt. 28:18-20;
2. Risky Faith
Though we are sure of our faith in Christ, we believe in taking risks for Him in order to be more effective in advancing His Kingdom. We’re not afraid to try new things, or do things differently than before. We refuse to live out a comfortable Christianity.
3. We Are Family
…all my brothers, sisters and me! But seriously, the Bible speaks of the church as God’s family. This means we also have all generations present and thriving. No family is perfect, but the good ones love each other enough to work through issues and stick together. We want to live this out and be people committed to each other like a family.
We believe ministry happens best in teams. Every successful team is made of people with different gifts who use those gifts to make the team better. We aim to help people discover their gifts and get involved using those gifts by serving on a team. Remember: Teamwork makes the Dream work!
5. Word & Spirit
Jesus sent His Spirit to empower us to live a courageous life for Him. The Holy Spirit longs to lead us daily and enable us to use the gifts He has given to us. As we do this, His Word is our foundation and our constant go-to for how God wants us to live this out. We are people grounded in the Word and empowered by the Spirit.
6. We Love our City
We are a church that is “for” our city, not just “in” our city. We will serve and love every person, every neighborhood, every work place, and every sector of society that we possibly can. We want this city to not just know us by our love, but also to be changed by our love, resulting in making our city a better place.
It is the privilege and responsibility of every follower of Christ to help others become followers of Him (a disciple). We want to live this out individually as well as in our ministries by making disciples who make disciples. Living this value out will create the culture we want to see – a culture of reproduction, leadership development, and ultimately, multiplication.
We will pursue continual growth and improvement as individuals and as a church. This requires hunger and humility on the part of each individual. We will never stop allowing God to change us and our church and will aim to honor Him with a spirit of excellence - because God deserves our best! As the people grow the church will grow; and it is God’s will for His church to grow, both spiritually and numerically.
Yes… in every way you are thinking right now! Healthy things grow, which leads us back to #8 so we don’t need to hit on that again; but it’s important to note that it takes intentionality in order to create a healthy environment that enables the growth to happen.
We serve a creative God who created us in His image. We believe the church should reflect this quality of God and be the most creative organization on the planet. We want to see God’s people dreaming and being innovative with the gifts He has given them. Ultimately we want to influence the creative culture in our city.
What We Believe
We do our best to live our lives with the following truths in mind.
- God is bigger, better and closer than we can imagine.
- The Bible is God's perfect guidebook for living.
- Jesus is God, showing Himself to us.
- Through His Holy Spirit, God lives in and through us now.
- Nothing in creation "just happened." God made it all.
- Grace is the only way to have a relationship with God.
- Faith is the only way to grow in our relationship with God.
- God has allowed evil to provide us with a choice. God can bring good out of evil events, and God promises victory over evil to those who choose Him.
- Heaven and hell are real places. Death is the beginning not the end.
- The church is to serve people like Jesus served people.
- Jesus will return.
NOTE: For a more detailed explanation of our beliefs complete with coordinating scriptures, please click HERE.