Our Name

How did we get the name Belay?

Our Name

Belay is a term borrowed from a popular Boulder sport — rock climbing — and it can have a couple meanings.


As a noun, a belay can refer to a place where you anchor yourself to a rock.

As a verb, it means to apply tension to a rope to keep a climber from falling, and to lessen that tension as the climber ascends — making possible a successful climb.

Our Prayer

In a similar way, our prayer is that Belay will be an anchor that makes it possible for people to… 


  • belong to a loving church family, 
  • believe in Jesus, 
  • become all God untended, and
  • belay others toward belonging, believing, and becoming.