OUR STORY

Transforming lives through service in Homewood as an expression of God's love.
Bethany Community Ministries (BCM) is a faith-based nonprofit organization formed in response to the challenging message found in 1 Peter 4:8-10: “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
Mission

BCM exists to strengthen, equip and encourage the Homewood Community with hope through providing human services, youth ministry, counseling and education as a tangible expression of God’s love.

Vision

BCM is committed to seeing the Homewood community experience spiritual, emotional, physical, educational and economic growth.

Values

BCM is a Christian ministry, extending its services based on principles of Hospitality (Generosity, Empathy & Safety) to all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

About BCM

Looking through both a transformative and charitable lens, Bethany Community Ministries (BCM) stands as a vanguard striving to overcome the obstacles faced by the Homewood Community by: feeding the hungry, providing safety for children, consoling families who grieve, and addressing the holistic wellness of the community.

Over the past 20 years, we have administered these services by providing an array of community spawned programs.

Though we are currently operating with modifications due to COVID-19, we continue to work diligently to bring high quality programming and resources to Homewood.

22 Years

in Homewood

3,500+

Served in 2021

1 Program

Launched during COVID

History

Our organizational history has deep roots that affect our present philosophy of service.

Staff

Our team is made up of dedicated people who are driven to see Homewood prosper. 

Board

Our board provides leadership and inspiration as stewards for our mission, vision, and values.

Media

We've collected media that highlights the positive work we do in Homewood and beyond.

COVID-19 Response 

Bethany Community Ministries is proud to be able to say that during all of the COVID-19 pandemic, we never closed our doors. In fact, our dedicated staff and volunteers were able to not only modify our existing programs to continue serving our community while following CDC safety guidelines, but to also develop new ways to support our neighbors.

Building Safety

Staff and visitors are required to wear a mask indoors at all times. Many of our programs are virtual or outdoors for the time being. 

New Programs

Our Senior Care Coordination and Health Literacy programs were established in response to COVID and the needs of our community.

Staff Protocols

We regularly sanitize surfaces in our building. All staff who prepare food wear both a mask and gloves in addition to washing their hands. 

Outreach and Tech

Often working in virtual spaces to stay safe and connected during COVID, BCM is committed to using tech responsibly for social good.