As followers of Jesus Christ, we believe that our physical death is not the end of life. Rather in Christ we are promised eternal life in a resurrected body:
I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:50-55)
Because of this eternal promise, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants.” (Psalm 116:15) At Bethany Church we therefore publicly Celebrate the Life of those whom God calls home to His presence in Glory.
If you are interested in holding a Celebration of Life service in one of our campuses, please complete the following contact form, and we will respond as soon as possible. Thank you.