Note: This is a series of posts highlighting Mission Hope Beckley’s core values.
We are loved and welcomed in Christ, and we aspire to a culture of welcome and love. You do not have to be perfect, or righteous, or rich, or elite to be welcomed and loved in our community. We embrace grace, both in receiving and extending. We believe that saying yes to Jesus’ call means welcoming sinners and inviting all to hear the good news.
Graceful Welcome is our Calling and Culture. We are a loved, loving family.
“Stepping into a church, unbelievers cannot judge if the Bible teaching is accurate, if the doctrinal statement is orthodox, or if the leadership structure is Biblical—but they feel right away if the church members love one another.” Unknown
“Our Lord has many weak children in his family, many dull pupils in his school, many raw soldiers in his army, many lame sheep in his flock. Yet he bears with them all, and casts none away. Happy is that Christian who has learned to do likewise with his brethren.” J. C. Ryle
“Do not for a moment suppose that you must make yourself better, or prepare your heart for a worthy reception of Christ, but come at once—come as you are.” Archibald Alexander
“God strikes straight blows with crooked sticks.” Gaelic Maxim