About Bering

Mission

Bering’s mission is to joyfully share God’s love for all the world through our committed word and action as seekers of Jesus Christ.

Vision

Bering seeks to tear down walls that separate children of God.

Our vision is to be a spiritual home for every person; a people of service; a sanctuary of love, peace, and justice; a reconciling, inclusive family for all persons.

We:

  • Seek out and welcome all people by sharing our experiences and stories
  • Build community through spiritual formation, fun-filled activities, and opportunities for service
  • Serve God’s people through acts of justice, mercy, and love
  • Celebrate God through varied forms of joyful worship

Reconciling Congregation Statement

We proclaim that all people are created in the image of God and affirm that each person, regardless of age, economic status, faith history, ethnicity, gender, mental or physical ability, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identification, is a beloved child of God and worthy of God’s love and grace.

We support the full participation of all persons in every phase of church life. Through education and informal discussion, we will strive to better understand those who are different from ourselves to bring about a more accepting society.

We recognize ourselves to be a reconciling congregation within The Texas Annual Conference and choose to officially associate ourselves with the Reconciling Ministries Network within the United Methodist Church. We see this network as a sign of hope and through this association offer our witness to other congregations within our denomination to foster the spirit of reconciliation and movement toward inclusiveness.