What is Bethel International Missions Center?
BIMC is a church located in the Fox Chase area of Pennsylvania, right outside of Northeast Philadelphia. It is a congregation of believers that abide by the principles to, “Worship God, Empower the Saints, Evangelize the Sinner, Be a Biblical Church, Welcome Everyone, Focus on Missions, and Disciple the Believer”. We are dedicated to the fostering of Christian community and the spreading of the Gospel, which we know is the power of God unto salvation for all who believe – be it a teenager in Philadelphia, or a elderly women in Maputo. We use the connections that we have across the globe to bring that message to as many people as possible.
Bethel International Missions Center is a church, which means that we promote and proclaim the message of Jesus. But, why do we think that is important? And why should we be using our time and resources to spread it?
The message of Jesus is, in the simplest terms, this: Humanity is made in the image of God. God is good, righteous, and perfect. We are valued, created, and purposeful beings. We were designed to be in real relationship with God. However, our decisions have separated us from him. We are inherently unable to maintain the same level of perfection that God has. No one disputes that people, ourselves included, are flawed in some capacity. We live our lives in a quest to achieve perfection, but can obviously never reach it. So, is that it? God created humans so that he could scoff at them as they struggle forever to reach his level?
No, that is not it. God sent His son in the form of a man. He was fully God, but also fully man – equally bearing each part. God came down to us, he did not stay far. He then lived the perfect life we are all trying to live, and then was put to death by his own countrymen for upsetting the status quo of religious rule and practice. Then, three days later he rose from the grave, appeared to many, and ascended into heaven, promising to return.
Why does this matter? If our wrong deeds and character have separated us from God and we had no ability on our own to rebuild that relationship, someone else had to do it for us. And it could only be someone who was not separated from God. They had to be perfect. And that person was Jesus. The judgement given for our sins was death. Not just physical, but spiritual – total death. Jesus, being perfect, was able to die for humanity, and all those who accept that act are covered by His death. They are forgiven their wrongs. The sentence is released. The effects of their past sins are healed and redeemed, and they find the life that we are all looking for. That is why the message is important. Because it makes humanity whole.
Why give to Bethel International Mission Center?
As a smaller operation, we have less overhead than larger ones. Therefore, we have the means to get the majority of your gift into the hands of those that you want to help. Your donation is not lost in some office bureaucracy or hierarchy. We pay our bills, and we support those we partner with. It is as simple as that.
By giving, you are demonstrating a desire to love in a physical and meaningful way. You are taking what you have and the resources you have spent time earning and deciding to give that to someone else. You are not only giving your money, but the time it took to acquire it. In essence, you are sharing part of your life, and we appreciate that.
We are only able to help a certain number of people with the resources we have, but we believe God has directed us to that specific group of people. By giving, you are partnering with the work we believe God has given us to do on the earth.
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“Bethel International Mission Center” is a 501(c )3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.”