"Starting from scratch in a new place after living in a close-knit Christian community for three years was a daunting prospect. But right from the get-go, I knew that Bethany was a place that I wanted to be able to call home. It was almost overwhelming at first to think about all of the opportunities to get involved and ways to get connected at Bethany (which is actually a really great thing!). After pondering and deliberating for a while as to what the right thing for me was, I realized you've just got to start somewhere. So I signed up for some community groups and started serving on the usher/greeter Team. Slowly but surely, I began meeting more people, seeing more familiar faces around, and actually began to feel connected in the church body. It was a great experience to see that as I invested time and energy in serving and building relationships, Bethany really began to feel more and more like home.
"About six months after starting to attend Bethany, I found out about the prayer team and felt God stirring my heart to find out more about it. I've been serving on the prayer team for about a year now, and it has been such a blessing in my life! Serving and finding creative ways of doing life together with the people that I've met through the prayer team has added richness and depth to my life. Seeing the desire these people have for intentionality, honesty, vulnerability, and most of all, to know Christ more and to see Him at work in our midst has been a huge blessing and encouragement. I am continually amazed to see and experience the unique and beautiful ways God is at work through His people here at Bethany who are seeking to live out their lives as His hands and feet to each other and to the world."