In Acts 1:8, we read the final words of Jesus before He ascended into Heaven. He promised us the Holy Spirit while commissioning the church to be witnesses from Jerusalem and all the way to the ends of the earth.
Acts 1:8 (NIV) ‘But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’
Here at Bethel Chapel we believe that our Jerusalem is Verwood, that Judea is our larger region such as Dorset, then our nation of the UK and to the ends of the earth. We define that as global missions. We believe in Missions, and we carry a heart and passion for those serving across the 10/40 window where some of the most severe persecution of Christians takes place. It is also in this vast region where tremendous church growth is taking place. Our pastor has served with the local church in Iraq, China, Bhutan and India in the past, Therefore, we as a church look to continue supporting and standing with our brothers and sisters in Christ across this region, particularly the pastors and church leaders. We are delighted to work with Silk Road Missions, a global missions organisation supporting and working with the church across the Silk Route, from China to Israel.
Though the vision for Bethel Chapel is primarily supporting churches operating across the Silk Road from China to Israel, we also support missions organisations such as EAB who are serving in Brazil, and closer to home we also support the radio ministry of Hope FM based in Bournemouth, UK.