Bethel is in partnership with over 10,500 sister congregations, 26 Lutheran colleges (including Capital University, Bexley and Wittenberg, Springfield), eight seminaries (including Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Bexley), 450 world-wide missionaries, and the largest non-profit social services network, Lutheran World Relief. All ministries of the 4.3 million member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (E.L.C.A.), the largest Lutheran denomination in North America.
Bethel ministers to its members and friends and supports local ministries such as the Grove City Food Pantry and Lutheran Social Services programs like Faith Mission and Wilson Rd. Food Pantry.
We believe we are all created in God’s image, female and male, and are all called to love our neighbors as Jesus loves us. We believe we are many members, but one body in Christ, and called to unite all people in God’s love. We welcome and affirm all people. We invite those who are seeking God’s presence in their lives to join us in our common journey. Our faith community seeks to unite persons of all ages, races, nationalities, ethnic background, sexual orientations, gender identities, mental and physical abilities, socioeconomic levels, and theological backgrounds. Together in our diversity, and being empowered and directed by the Holy Spirit, we will continually strive to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God. (Micah 6:8).