Mission & Vision
Bethel A.M.E. Church is a Bible-believing, Holy Spirit-empowered congregation.
As disciples of Jesus Christ, our desire is to please Jesus Christ through the faithful preaching and teaching of His Word and through our worship, prayer, tithing, study and service.
As disciples of Jesus Christ, our calling is to address the needs of the hungry, naked, imprisoned — whether they be troubled in body, mind or spirit — through the development of an innovative spirit that cultivates ministries (from seed to harvest) that make a difference in Boston, throughout America, and around the world.
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we strive to identify and develop the gifts and talents of each member, building bridges to our sister congregations throughout the Body of Christ, and remain determined, disciplined and dedicated to excellence.
Bethel AME Church of Boston, MA, seeks to make Christ-centered disciples by reaching up to God, reaching into the fellowship, and reaching out to the world.
Bethel seeks to train and equip members to fulfill these three dimensions of a Christian disciple’s individual and collective calling:
- Reaching up to God — growing in our knowledge of the Lord and our sense of purpose and calling through study, prayer, worship and the sacraments (see Acts 2:42-43, Ephesians 4:11-13)
- Reaching into the fellowship — connecting everyone so that no one is unloved or unmissed (see Acts 2:44-47, John 13:34-35)
- Reaching out to the world — increasing the Kingdom of God by making disciples of all nations and doing good to all people (see Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Galatians 6:9-10).