A Light to the YK Delta
Bethel Evangelical Covenant Church seeks to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ while serving as His hands and feet. Although we are located in Bethel, Alaska, it is our mission to be a light to the YK Delta.
in the Trinity - God the Father, Jesus Christ His Son, and the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).
in the Word of God (John 1:1).
in the resurrection of Jesus (1 Peter 1:3).
in salvation through Jesus Christ (John 14:6).
in baptism (Acts 2:41).
in Communion (John 6:53-54).
We practice ...
devotion to the Lord. The teaching done through our church is Biblical. Sunday messages are based on applying the Scriptures to our lives and current situations. Our life groups focus on Bible book studies or applying the Bible to aspects of our lives (such as marriage, singleness, finances).
fellowship. We encourage the gathering of those in our body. We have potlucks after services, life groups meeting weekly, and family friendly events for everyone.
service. We support those in missions (pastors in villages, missionaries around the state and world). We provide service opportunities for those in our body (whether it is serving in the church or serving in villages). We serve the community with the soup kitchen, outreach events, and partnering with Bethel Winter House.
Our History and Connections
We are a part of the Alaska Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church and the Evangelical Covenant Church.
The Evangelical Covenant Church is a rapidly growing multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God’s grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.
The Evangelical Covenant Church is:
Evangelical, but not exclusive
Biblical, but not doctrinaire
Traditional, but not rigid
Congregational, but not independent