OUR STORIES

Stories are one way of sharing how God is working through and among His people. The stories below celebrate
how God continues to show His faithfulness in our church family, our community, city, and world.

If you have a story to share of God’s faithfulness, please contact us!

HANDS OF HOPE

"IF YOU WANT TO SEE GOD, WALK AMONG THE BROKEN AND THE BEATEN, THE UNATTRACTIVE AND FORGOTTEN – THERE YOU WILL SEE HIM." - FROM HANDS OF HOPE MISSION STATEMENT

Hands of Hope is a ministry located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in an area where extreme poverty and low self-esteem are prevalent. The ministry serves to not only assist with the physical needs of the community surrounding it but, through short-term mission trip teams like Mt. Bethel, relationships are built and hope is restored through sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

In this video, Mt. Bethel Volunteer, Brooke Pierce, shares her experience of becoming involved with this powerful mission and the lasting impact it has made on her life. Learn more about our WV trip here. 

MUST SUMMER LUNCH

We are again partnering with MUST Ministries through the summer to help provide meal kits for children in the area who might otherwise not have food, and Mt. Bethel's partnership with MUST is so appreciated by their staff. As the VP of Marketing and PR at MUST recently stated, "As always, MUST is deeply grateful for the long-term commitment your church has for the clients of MUST Ministries. The generosity of this congregation is changing thousands of lives. Thank you for your vision to support local missions. You are certainly an example to others."

In this video, one of our volunteers, Mike Gilliam, shares how the program operates at Mt. Bethel. To find ways to get involved and view a list of donation needs, visit our
webpage here.

Camp Hope

“FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU, DECLARES THE LORD, PLANS TO PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO HARM YOU, PLANS TO GIVE YOU HOPE AND A FUTURE.” – JEREMIAH 29:11

Kidz2Leaders is a local non-profit working to break the cycle of generational incarceration by encouraging the children of prisoners to rise above their circumstances, teaching them to become leaders, and providing a life of hope through Jesus Christ in a fun environment. In this video, Kidz2Leaders staff along with some of our members share their personal experiences working with the children at Camp Hope and the life-changing impact those experiences have had on their own lives. Learn more about their summer programs and how to get involved here