We believe that God is at work in His world. The purpose of developing global and local partnerships is to share the vision of what God is doing and involve the congregation in that work. The church’s location in a university town provides a unique connection to people from other cultures. Many nations are represented within the BG congregation. Also, people from BG have gone from Ithaca to work all over the globe in their varied fields of study. These personal connections provide exciting cross-cultural opportunities for service. Bethel Grove invests in the “big picture” of God’s work in areas such as evangelism, relief, Bible translation, and leadership development. Closer to home, the church supports ministries that provide emergency care and demonstrate compassion to those in need in our own community.