Making Disciples of Jesus since 1872
Welcome to Bethel Baptist
WE ARE FIRST AND FOREMOST ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
John 14:6 — Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS
Jesus is the most pivotal person who has ever graced the earth. He is the most pivotal person in history, and He is the most pivotal person in our future. At Bethel Baptist Church we are completely devoted to Jesus—
We are a group of missionary-minded believers driven by our passion; we do expository preaching; we make disciples; we do life together; and we plant churches, pursuing the transforming influence of Jesus Christ in the lives of true believers. We hope to strengthen families through discipleship; and seek to bring the gospel to bear on all aspects of life in small groups. We desire to see truly regenerate repentance and belief in Jesus through expository preaching and personally sharing the gospel. We intentionally engage in His transformative work in the world as we plant churches, joyfully advancing the gospel of Jesus.
Come visit sit with us and get to know Jesus on your own.
And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. ” – Matthew 4:19
These are the four foundational pillars of our vision.
PREACHING THE WORD
Expository preaching is a form of sermon preaching in which the main point of a biblical text is the main point of the sermon preached. It is a verse by verse method with the intent to find out what the explicit intent of the author was for each specific verse. This exposes our body to the whole counsel of God’s word without skipping over any ‘difficult’ passages. We have the opportunity to hear all of God’s word preached and proclaimed!
With so many who profess to be Christians in the world, you wouldn’t know the cost of discipleship is high. But the reward of true discipleship is great. The gospel truly changes lives, and from that, we see changed families and changed communities. Jesus set the precedent for the life of a disciple who makes disciples. In the Gospels, Jesus called men and women to follow him and to teach them all He had commanded and for them to likewise teach others.
Church is more than just a service on Sunday mornings. It’s people living life together and helping one another in everyday life. Each week, people meet in small groups to learn about God, pray, eat, laugh, and live and grow. Our Small groups are the heart of our church body life and one of the primary ways our body cares for one another.
We believe church planting is a natural extension of God’s mission for us to make disciples and it is a priority for us. We desire to plant and revitalize churches so that more people can meet Jesus. The way the first disciples of Jesus fulfilled this calling of his to make disciples was by planting churches that preached the gospel and cared for each other. Through churches, people hear about Jesus, make Jesus their identity, worship Jesus, find community, and become part of Jesus’ mission here on earth.