We exist to experience and share the love of Jesus.
How do we experience and share the love of Jesus together?
Expressing gratitude and hope as a unified people through worship of God. There is something special about gathering with others to worship our God. It’s a high value and catalytic for our growth as individuals and corporately - whether online or in person, we want our people to worship God in community, not isolation.
Growing daily in relationship with Jesus and others here at Bent Tree. An innate need we all have is to be known. To be known is an invitation to initiate being discipled, knowing others, and disicipling others as well. We believe that groups will cultivate life-changing relationships at Bent Tree.
Make a Difference
Sharing the Love of Jesus in our church, community, and around the world. As we experience the transforming love of Jesus, he leads us to live, available for him to share his love with everyone around us so that they may experience him as well. This includes serving, giving, missions, and regularly having spiritual conversations with those in our community.
Our Statement of Faith outlines what we as a church believe.
Inspiration of Scripture
We believe that the Scriptures are inspired by God, inerrant and authoritative, without error in the original writing, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Salvation through Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary; we believe that Christ shed his blood on the cross, dying for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice, and that he arose bodily from the grave and ascended into heaven; we believe that individuals find salvation only through faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. We believe Jesus will return.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity, equal with God the Father and God the Son; he indwells every believer from the moment of salvation and empowers the Christian for a life that is honoring to God.
The Universal Church
There's a culture at Bent Tree that we hope you'll notice if you spend any amount of time with us. We've identified five things that permeate who we are and what we do.
Christ lives in every believer. This is not a new concept, but it is often a reality we lose sight of. However, the core truth of our spiritual union with Christ — and our new identity in him as a result — has implication for every aspect of our daily lives. At Bent Tree, this is a primary filter for teaching, for ministry, for daily living.
Grace Lived Out
Because Christ lives in us as a gift of grace, we seek to reflect his grace in the ways we interact with each other. Grace is not the end; rather, it is the means by which we receive Christ's love and give it — even when life gets messy.
Christ is the centerpiece of the biblical witness, and as we exposit the Scriptures, we will see him on every page. This is about more than a weekly moral pep rally — it is about discovering what Christ is inviting us into and stepping out in faith as he works powerfully in and through us.
We believe all believers are equipped with spiritual gifts that are given by the Lord for the express purpose of building up the church. These gifts are given irrespective of age, gender, race, background, or experience, and it is our conviction that these gifts be used fully for leadership and ministry. In some traditions, the roles of leadership and teaching have been reserved for men. This is not the case at Bent Tree. Here, women are encouraged to exercise their gifts freely for the edification of the church.
We affirm that it is only in Jesus that a person finds forgiveness and reconciliation with God — and this is true of every person on the planet. Since its beginning, Bent Tree has been committed to reaching as many possible with this message of hope, so that people everywhere can experience the Life of Christ.