WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE
Welcome to Bethany Place. Either God created the world and all that is in it or everything we see is a colossal accident. If this world is a cosmic accident, church is a tragic waste of time. If God did create the world, nothing matters more. Since you are reading this, you likely know that all you see didn’t just happen. You know God is real. You also know that much of what happens to a typical person during the course of a week doesn’t help us think about God or imagine what he might want from us. Most of us don’t feel like we even live up to our own standards, let alone God’s. Wouldn’t it be relief to learn that there really is good news and that even trying to be good on our own is not the point? The message of the whole Bible and especially of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus is that we are more sinful than we feared, but that we are more deeply loved than we dreamed. Now God calls people who have trusted Jesus and all that he did, to gather to worship, learn from him, and then to share the same good news and meet real needs around the world. That’s what we seek to do at Bethany Place. We are not in competition with other churches. Our enemy is Satan himself who hates you and all those you care about. We hope you will join us as we worship, learn, and serve God together.
-Gene Cornett, Teaching Elder
WHO WE ARE
We believe the Bible to be without error (inerrant and infallible.) We seek to worship God passionately and faithfully as described in Psalm 95 and John 4:23-24. There are contemporary and traditional elements in our worship services. We seek to faithfully share the good news of Jesus as He instructed in Matthew 28:18-20, not satisfied with only delivering the good news about Jesus, but aim at making disciples of Jesus. In fact, we are seeking to make disciples who make disciples as described in 1 Timothy 2:2.
Bethany Place Baptist Church is located near Richmond, VA in northern Chesterfield County. There are many people of tremendous character who love and serve God through Bethany Place. We have excellent leaders in place in our children’s and student ministries who creatively and compassionately serve. There are many other areas utilizing people of diverse abilities and passion for ministry. Members and attenders also serve by meeting practical needs of people all over the Richmond area through formal and informal ministries. Bethany Place has long been committed to missions with missionaries all over the world who were at one time members of our church.
In 2011, after a long period of prayer and self-searching, BP made significant changes in her governance and leadership paradigm. We now utilize the “Elder-Led Model,” which seeks to replicate the spirit of the early Christian communities. Rather than having a Senior Pastor as the “CEO” of the church, we have a group of several men, who have consistently demonstrated their character and spiritual maturity to the church body over many years and in many ways. This team takes responsibility for the overall strategic direction for BP, and leaves ministry leaders empowered to use their gifts and talents without micromanagement.
The following video is a summary of a true story. It is like many good stories that you have heard or read, but the more you read, the more you will realize this is not just another story- it is the story.
Map and Directions
1501 S. Providence Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23236 (804) 276-3993
Community Groups at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Night Events at 5:30 p.m.
At Bethany Place, we would love for you to plug into our church. Below are some different ways on how you can get connected here.
At Bethany Place we understand the importance of your kids’ safety. The leaders here care about your children, and will watch out for them as if they are one their own. Here we strive to train and teach the PK-5th Graders at Bethany Place to show, know, and follow God.
Enabling the body of Christ at Bethany Place Baptist Church to relevantly engage students in the church and community to know, grow, and show a real relationship with our Lord and His Word that the students would be servant leaders making disciples that make disciples.
Our Adult Community Groups meet Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and other times during the week (both on campus and off campus). Our groups emphasize three things: Studying the Bible together, ministering through the class, and reaching out to the community.