Tell me about Bethshan

Let us introduce ourselves ..

We are a lively, family of followers of Jesus who together are believing God to transform the North East. We meet all together in bigger celebrations and conferences throughout the year as well as in congregations and smaller gatherings in Sunderland, Newcastle and Durham weekly. 

As a whole community we build our life around the person of Jesus, encountering his heart, being discipled by his words, going on mission as his family and transforming through his kingdom. It’s a pretty simple mission statement!

We would love you make Bethshan your home to belong and grow in. You may never have met Jesus before in which case we would love to introduce him to you. Or you may have known Jesus as a friend a lot of years in which case we would love to serve and partner with you so that you can shine the brightest as your heavenly Father made you to. One thing is for sure knowing Jesus changes everything. 

Please let us know how we can help you by filling in our welcome card either in paper form at a gathering or online, or you can contact the office by telephone on 0191 5642000, or by e mail at  

Here is a taster of some of things important to us for life in Bethshan:

Smaller groups or Missional Communities
Meet during the week and give everyone a sense of belonging, care & purpose

House of Prayer
Prayer changes things! More info at :

Go away for 3 days with friends to meet with God more deeply 

An award-winning charity supporting children in care. More info at:

Fireschool and Kids-Club
Kids were central to Jesus’ life and so they are to ours. More info at:

We host great events to help what Jesus is doing in the North East

Catch the Fire
We love this global family of churches and our corporate values together.

Transforming our world
We have a vision to bring Jesus into every part of our region and end poverty in the North East.
If this church becomes your home then you will of course have found the best church in the whole world!