We’re a group of people striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there's relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need. The purpose of Bethany Chapel is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by inviting people to faith, growing them in worship and the Word, and moving them to serve.
We sum it up with three words: come, grow, serve!
Whether you're someone who's just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christ follower who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, and is looking for a warm Christian community, you are welcome here at Bethany!
You’ll find the ‘regulars’ at Bethany are quite a diverse group. Our community includes people of all ages, sizes and backgrounds! And, people dress with that kind of diversity, too. A lot of our people dress fairly casual so you should feel free to do the same.
Bethany is supported by the financial contributions of those who consider us their ‘church home’ but as a guest, you should feel no obligation whatsoever to put any money in the offering – that’s not an expectation at all.
We do our best to make sure we that we don’t embarrass you…no invitations to identify yourself, no special buttons or badges to wear. But, we do hope you stick around after the service and get to know our friendly people over a cup of coffee in the foyer. We also staff an information booth in the foyer to provide directions, information and, of course, a friendly smile. We’ll even give you a tour of the facility if you’d like one!
Bethany Chapel is located right across the street from Mount Royal University on Richardson Way. See map.
We offer plenty of parking in front of the Chapel, with space available behind the building as well… it’s pretty well marked. We do reserve spots for visitors and for those with special needs who may find it difficult to walk longer distances. Our main entrance, our sanctuary and our washrooms are all easily accessible and accommodate wheelchairs or other mobility devices.
We’re looking forward to meeting you!
The Breaking of Bread Service is an open, participatory worship service with scripture readings, comments, prayer, hymns and observance of communion.
(no childcare or programming is provided)
Bethany Chapel seeks to bring you into a close relationship with one another and God. It is our goal that you personally experience both every week through music, the message, prayer and meeting together. You will enjoy an experience that is both contemporary and meaningful to today's life situations. The first Sunday of the month usually includes a communion service as well.
Our Sunday worship service is led by our worship team, and features a mix of contemporary and traditional music led by a group of people that we refer to as our Worship Team. We incorporate a variety of instruments, a multi-generational vocal ensemble sharing a variety of musical styles, and on most Sundays you can expect to hear keyboards, drums, bass guitar and piano. We also provide opportunity for those wishing prayer for their needs.
The service is usually highlighted with an address from our Senior Pastor (check out some of his recent sermons) and is designed to conclude fairly close to 12:00 noon.
One of the most exciting claims of Jesus was that He came “to bring life and life to the full”. That means He can help us experience life beyond our greatest dreams and expectations. We all try to live life to the full but the Bible counsels that it can only be experienced through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Keep reading to learn more.
The greatest story ever told is the story of God providing a way for us to have a relationship with Him. The Bible says, “for God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son (Jesus) that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16). We have all failed to live up to God’s perfect standards and as a result live lives separated from God. This is what is called sin.The end result of that kind of life is separation from God forever. But the most amazing part of the story is that God loves us and desires to have a relationship personally with each one of us.
It was God who acted in human history to change the separation that exists between people and Himself. He sent His Son Jesus to our world to live as a man and then die on a cross for our sins. The cross was all about Jesus taking our punishment for not living up to God’s standards. But that’s not where the story ends. Three days after Jesus died, God raised Him from the dead. That was God’s way of saying that He accepted the sacrifice Jesus made for us, and cleared the way so we could have relationship with Him.
Here’s how to know Jesus personally. It involves believing and turning… Admitting to God that you have failed to live up to his standards. Second, believing that Jesus really did die on a cross in your place and that three days later God raised Him from the dead. Then turning control of your life over to Him and turning the direction of your life around to follow His plans for you as you get to know them. God’s way of living life is laid out for us in the Bible. You can talk to God at any time. Just talk to Him as you would a friend about these things, because He understands you completely.
We all need help growing in our new relationship with Jesus. You might want to join a connecting group or attend an ALPHA course that we offer from time-to-time to help you grow. If you have started your new life with Jesus, we would love to hear from you. Knowing Jesus Christ is the most exciting relationship you can have. It is the beginning of a life of adventure with an all-loving, all-powerful God.
“We are made right in God's sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done.”(Romans 3:22)