Greetings, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ! Thank you for visiting the website of Bethany Baptist Church of McCandless Township. We hope the following information will prove helpful regarding our doctrinal beliefs and ministry philosophy.
Here is a simple overview of who we are as a church body: Bethany Baptist is a small assembly of believers, in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, committed to rightly interpreting and proclaiming the inerrant and infallible Holy Scriptures. Though there are a number of fine Bible translations, we regularly use the English Standard Version (ESV). Our specific denomination is Reformed Baptist. However, though we embrace a Calvinistic view of the Scriptures, we warmly welcome all those who are either seeking or serving the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ. We believe in keeping the main thing the main thing; and at Bethany, the main thing is always Jesus Christ. Christ is the One we continually strive to magnify. Christ is the One we continually point to for forgiveness and salvation. For a greater specificity on what we believe, please click on “Our Beliefs.”
We hold the church in the highest esteem because we believe the local church is the only institution on earth ordained by God to carry out His redemptive purposes for humanity. When fulfilling its mission, the church is an unstoppable force bringing to fruition the salvific purposes of God and the advancement of His kingdom. Jesus declared in Matthew 16:18 – “I will build My church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” By such a statement it is made most clear that the church’s ultimate success is totally dependent upon the sovereign purpose and power of Jesus Christ. It is the Lord of the church who will sufficiently give to the church all that it needs to carry out its divine mission. Through a deliberate reliance on Christ alone, the church will become all that it has been specifically called of God to be.
If you are in the process of looking for a church home, we would love to have you come and visit us. If after perusing this sight you would like more information about the church, please feel free to contact us. We will do whatever we can to answer your questions.
God’s grace to you.