There are many people involved in vital leadership roles at Bethany.
Deacons are elected by the members to serve three year terms. It is the duty of deacons, first of all, to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith. (Book of Order)
Elders are elected by the members to serve three year terms. It is the duty of Elders, individually and jointly, to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of the congregation committed to their charge. Together with the pastor, they should encourage the people in the worship and service of God, equip and renew them for their tasks within the church and for their mission in the world, visit and comfort and care for the people, with special attention to the poor, the sick, the lonely, and those who are oppressed. (Book of Order)
Staff members are hired to provide vital support to Bethany's ministries. With their expertise, all that the church is involved in doing, from nursery care to worship services, is made possible.