Logo

Our “One-in-Christ” logo is based on the texts in John 17:21 and Ephesians 4:4-6. It represents the corporate unity of the Spirit in the household of faith in Bethesda Chapel.

The circle around the four-leaf clover logo represents Christ as the fulfilment of all things in heaven and on earth, and also the Head of the Church, the People of God (John 17:21-23; Eph 1:10- 21).

As God’s people, we express our faith and obedience through four broad areas:

  • The WORD of GOD
  • The WORSHIP of GOD
  • The WORKS of GOD’s People
  • The WITNESS of the Corporate Body of Christ

As God’s people, we abide with Christ as the centre of our individual and assembly lives. We stand in His completed works and righteousness (Hab 2:4; John 15:5; Rom 1:17; Eph 2:8-9; Col 2:10; 1 Jn 2:1-2).

The four-leaf clover represents our holistic relationship and obedience to God. In Bethesda Chapel our faith and obedience to God are expressed through:

The WORD of GOD

The systematic intake of the enduring God’s Word as our complete guide for life (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1, 119; Mark 13:31; 2 Tim 3:15-17)

The WORSHIP of GOD

Worship (including prayers) – Worship of ONE God and service to Him takes place in both the gathered life of the assembly as well as in the dispersed lives in the other six days.

The WORKS of GOD’s People

Work (paid or unpaid) – God’s people work as God-image bearers (Gen 1:26-27; John 5:17). Kingdom works are works of faith and labour to love for Christ, with the steadfastness of hope of Christ’s imminent return (Matt 6:33; 1 Cor 13:13; 15:58; Col 3:23-24; 1 Thess 1:2-3. They are accompanied by kingdom virtues and they display the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Matt 5:3-12; Rom 14:17; Gal 5:22-23; 2 Pet 1:5-7). Kingdom works will be tested by fire at the judgement seat of Christ (2 Cor 5:10; Rom 14:10). Their righteous deeds follow them (Rev 13:14).

The WITNESS of the Corporate Body of Christ

Witness – The gospel of grace and peace (Mark 1:1; Acts 20:24; Rom 1:16; 10:15; 1 Cor 1:23; Eph 6:15; 2Thess 1:8) is to be taken out by God’s people to all peoples in the workplaces and communities throughout the world. This is in obedience to:

  • The Creation Mandate (Gen  1:26-28);
  • The Great Commandments (Matt 22:37-39);
  • The Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20).

The four-leaf clover can also represent Evangelicalism’s elements:

  • belief in the Bible as God’s inerrant and complete Word (2 Tim 3:16; John 17:17; Rev 22:18-19);
  • Christ’s redeeming work as the only means of salvation and forgiveness of sins (1 Cor 15:3-4);
  • personal conversion experience and growth (Jn 3:3; Eph 2:8-9);
  • evangelism through personal witness and missionary work (Matt 5:16; 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 1 Pet 3:15).

From the Protestant Reformers, as an evangelical church, we also inherit five basic theological beliefs:

1. sola scriptura (by Scripture alone),
2. sola fide (by faith alone),
3. sola gratia (by grace alone),
4. solusChristus (Christ alone) and
5. soliDeogloria (glory to God alone).