On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, Sean Feucht of Burn 24/7 hosted a worship gathering at the Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA called “Let Us Worship.” This event was hosted and financially supported by Sean himself, and was not hosted or sponsored by Bethel Church or Bethel Music. Sean and his family are valued attenders of the church where he is a volunteer worship leader. To our knowledge, the event included various community members, pastors, and church attenders from many local congregations in Shasta County, including individuals from Bethel.
As a church, we value the freedom of each person to express themselves, and people within our congregation have differing perspectives on what this means. Concerns were shared with Sean, and our team believed that a good plan was in place for guidelines regarding masks and social distancing practices to be followed. We agree that the plan did not get implemented to the level it needed to be at this gathering, and that is something that should’ve been addressed more seriously.
We recognize that much is at stake: local businesses are struggling to stay open, schools are hoping to host our children this fall, and Public Health officials are seeking to maintain health and safety. Now more than ever, it’s important for the entire community to carefully consider decisions and actions made, as we each seek to love and respect our neighbors. We share in the concerns of risk and potential negative impact that such an event could have on the recovery and reopening of Shasta County as we navigate COVID-19.
Founded in 1954 and previously a part of the Assemblies of God, Bethel Church is a non-denominational church in Redding, California with a congregation of almost 10,000 people (including members, regular attendees, students, and children) in a city of approximately 91,000. To learn more about Bethel, we invite you to read our statement of faith and core values, discover our weekend service times, and listen to recent messages.
October 31, 2021
On Sunday, October 31, 2021, Bethel Church, Redding announced some exciting updates to its leadership structure.
October 20, 2021
Bethel Church officially broke ground on its future campus on Collyer Drive in Redding, California.
March 23, 2018
At 9:00am on Friday, August 31, 2018, California Assemblyman Evan Low announced that he has withdrawn Assembly Bill 2943 from consideration at this time. We are grateful for Assemblyman Low’s courage and humility in his willingness to dialogue.