Our vision is to be near and like Jesus.
Our mission is to be disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus.
Who we are:
For a more thorough articulation of the beliefs that we hold to as “essentials of the faith,” please see our Gospel Statement.
The Discipleship Map—or “D-Map”—is the primary training tool which we use at BC for foundational discipleship. Based on Biblical reflection, it is designed to take groups through a shared dialogue to discover together how to live out the essential beliefs and practices of genuine discipleship and healthy church life.
Our Gatherings and Ministries
As a church family, we are seeking to emulate the New Testament pattern of dynamic partnership between large and small gatherings, each serving different and complementary purposes. In the ministry of Jesus, we can observe the way that he related to people in “concentric circles” of relationship: 1) the crowds, those whom Jesus would teach, heal, feed and minister to in various ways; 2) the disciples, those who followed Jesus as his apprentices (these are said to have numbered 72 and 150 at different points of his ministry); 3) the twelve apostles, who received more intentional leadership training from Jesus; 4) and the inner circle (consisting of Peter, James and John) who enjoyed the privilege of closest fellowship with Jesus.
The first church in Jerusalem also developed a rhythm of engaging in both large and small gatherings; “day by day, attending the temple together [large] and breaking bread in their homes [small]” (Acts 2:46). The apostle Paul followed this same pattern in his missionary journeys, using large gatherings in synagogues and other places as opportunities to proclaim the gospel to crowds and then gather those who were hungry for more into smaller communities for discipleship. And we see elsewhere in the book of Acts that some established churches, like those in Jerusalem and Antioch in particular, became resource hubs for the expanding network of churches that developed as a result of missional activity. These larger “hub” churches then served to train, equip, and support the other smaller churches. According to this pattern, our goal at BC is to develop interdependent rhythms of both large and small gatherings, with the life of discipleship that takes place in the smaller groups being the main focus. To this end, Believers Church and all of its various ministries seeks to function primarily as a resource hub for these smaller groups where the real life-on-life discipleship happens.
Wednesday | Noon | Chapel
Ages Newborn – 4th Grade
Sunday | 10a | Classrooms
Classes open the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month.
Ages 4 – 5th Grade
Sunday | 5:30p – 7p | Sanctuary
Young adults & all ages
Monday | 7p – 9p | Sanctuary/Homes
Email email@example.com for more info.
Tue/Thu | By Appointment
Adults of all ages
Various times and locations
Tuesday | 6p -7p | Meal | Fireside
Tuesday | 7p – 9p | Teaching | Chapel
5th-6th grade students
Sunday | 10a | Chapel
6th-8th grade students
Sunday | 5p – 7p | Chapel
9th-12th grade gathering
Wednesday | 6:30p – 8:30p | Chapel
9th-12th grade DNA’s
Sunday | 5:30p – 7:30p | Homes
The Leadership Team
Israel Whitman – Youth Pastor
Luke Kennedy – Junior High Youth Pastor
Zack Ripley – Children’s Ministry Director
Laurie Cruz – Children’s Ministry Assistant
Sam Westhoff – Music Director
Kristen Davis, Jesse Gurley & Nathan Riehl – Collective (College + Career Age) Leaders
Bryan & Linda Derricott – Celebrate Recovery Directors
Beth Dahl – Director of Operations
Dan King – Facilities Manager
Jennifer Willard – Admin Assistant + Reception
Mark Niemeyer – Communications Manager
Elders + Trustees
Joe Anjanette Span
Vic & Laurie Cruz
Tim & Annamae Cameron
Matt & Molly Olsen
Jett & Dana Stubbs
Ken & Laura Weed
Lee & Cindy Fruh