Our Mission: Bethany First Church of the Nazarene is changing lives, one person at a time, through authentic Christian community. Our Vision: We are a fellowship of believers living out the marks of a Lion-Lamb Community. Acceptance - We choose to receive people as they are, not as they should be. We love others for who they are rather than what we want them to be. We trust God's grace for any changes in their lives. Passion - We choose to spend our lives for Kingdom purposes. As we do, we depend on God to restore and renew our strength day by day. Compassion - We choose to see the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the world through the eyes of Jesus and to do what we can to alleviate the suffering of others. Hospitality - We choose to open up our hearts and homes to renew, protect, and heal those God has placed in our lives. Encouragement - We choose to lift people up and emphasize the best in others. Accountability - We choose to open our lives to a few trusted friends to honestly ask and answer the hard questions necessary for spiritual growth. Forgiveness - We choose to pardon the debts we are owed because of the debt Christ paid for us. We desire reconciliation over any claim to the hurt and bitterness caused by another.