Bethany Church Manchester Overview
Bethany Church Manchester is a thriving Pentecostal Church based in Gatley, South Manchester. We are a multi-National Church family and a fun place with a focus on building a Church for the next generation. We have a variety of activities going on throughout the week at our site in Gatley. There is something for everyone here at Bethany Church Manchester. The genre of worship music is varied, and new worship songs are introduced all the time to keep things fresh. We want to live in the now of our relationship with God whilst honouring our rich Pentecostal heritage. The best of the old and the new is what we aim for.
Bethany Church Manchester is part of The Elim Pentecostal Church, a growing Movement of more than 550 Christian congregations in the UK and Ireland.
Elim was founded in 1915 by George Jeffreys, a young Christian from Maesteg in South Wales. Jeffreys and a group of friends, known as the Elim Evangelistic Band, preached, started churches and witnessed a move of God that was characterised by miraculous healings and an explosion in the number of people becoming Christians.
In a world that can feel like a desert, our 21st-century churches seek to be a place of spiritual resource within their communities. The founders wanted the name of their new Movement to express their vision and values, and so chose ‘Elim’, the name of an oasis in the Bible that the people of Israel discovered as they wandered through the desert. It provided shade and refreshment to all who encountered it.
“AWAKENING this generation, IGNITING the next” is the mission that drives Bethany Church Manchester, and we are looking to be radically forward thinking across all bases of our church. To be awakened is to thrive!
Our vision for 2021 is to invest heavily in children, youth, young adults and families as a first priority. Raise up next generation leaders, worshippers and disciples. Our vision is to develop long term relationships with schools and community groups. Our vision is for strong marriages and investment in the family unit. Our vision is for strong friendships amongst men in our church. Our vision is to see people saved, added to our number and integrated into the life of our church family. Our vision is for all of our people to pursue their God ordained purpose.