At Bethany our message is simple; "Renew, refresh, and rejoice in the love of Jesus."
Renew - Everyone is looking for the newest version of themselves that they can present to others. Sometimes we work to improve our appearance - a new wardrobe, diet and exercise, or a new smile (teeth whitening). Sometimes we purchase new and impressive gadgets or furniture or vehicles. Sometimes we promise others (and ourselves, and maybe even God) that we will do all we can to become better - better friends, better spouses, better employees, better students, better church members. You get the point. At Bethany, God invites us to find the new and improved version of ourselves not in who we are or what we have but in who Christ is and what he has done for us (Titus 3:5ff).
Refresh - It takes committment and determination to be an employee, a parent or a spouse, a friend or a servant of others. For many of us, it takes determination and committment just to get out of bed and face the mess that we call our lives. Each day has a way of showing us just how weak, worn out, and self-centered we can be. At Bethany, God refreshes us each week through the good news that Jesus succeeded for those of us who have failed so that we might go back to our callings with new energy and love (Psalm 23:2).
Rejoice - Joy doesn't come naturally to us. Most of the time when people tell us to be happy, we have to try and manufacture it. At Bethany, God moves us to rejoice in the good news that we don't have to try and find happiness. No, joy came down to us in the words and works of Jesus our Savior (Luke 1:47).