What to ExpectCome and join us!
Bethel Baptist Fellowship is a Bible-believing congregation. This is a church where God’s Word is consistently and effectively preached and taught. If you’re spiritually hungry, come join us. Training believers to live the abundant life that Jesus promised is what our church-wide discipleship is all about. We are also committed to making Jesus’ last words a priority: “Go … teach [disciple] all nations.” This Great Commission includes the Jewish people, and we have regular outreach to our Jewish neighbors and friends.
- Sunday Services begin at 10:00 a.m. with congregational singing, special music, and an appropriate Bible message.
- Every Sunday we enjoy a delicious luncheon which affords a wonderful opportunity for delightful fellowship.
- The Sunday afternoon Bible study starts at 12:30 p.m. and is a church-wide discipleship time lasting about an hour.
- Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer Time is at 7:30 p.m. and features congregational singing, a brief devotional study, and prayer requests, followed by prayer in small groups.
- A small group also meets regularly on weeknights to pray for God’s spiritual refreshing.
We understand that visiting a new church for the first time can leave you feeling a little apprehensive. We’ve got some information here that we hope will make it easier for you to walk through the doors. We would love to meet you—and serve you if we can. Your first visit to Bethel will be spiritually refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable. You will experience helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and at home! Here are a few answers to your questions and what you might expect on your first visit.
When are your services? Our worship services are Sundays at 10:00 am and 12:30pm with a lunch fellowship between both services at 11:30am. Both morning services are Bible messages and music program with the 12:30pm service that has an interactive element to it.
How can I get connected with others? Most adults attend one worship service where they enjoy the beautiful and inspiring music along with congregational singing. The music is always followed by a clear, helpful, and challenging Bible message from Pastor Jim Bickel.
Where do I take my children? Starting with a well staffed nursery, there is something special for every age child. At every service there is a safe, clean, and staffed nursery for children three years old and under. For children three years old through sixth grade there are fun, friendly, and Bible-centered classes. These classes are staffed with trained, friendly, and well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your child.
What about my teens? We offer teen bible studies on Wednesday night at 7:30pm and Sunday at 12:30pm along with monthly youth activities for your teens to attend.
What Should I Wear? There is not a dress code at Bethel Baptist Fellowship for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at Bethel!
Am I Expected to Participate in the Offering? No. We don’t invite you to Bethel Baptist Church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God’s Word, and a place where you can grow in God’s grace. Please don’t feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.
How Long are Your Services? Our services are typically a little over one hour in length.
We are located at 2304 Voorhies Avenue at the corner of East 23rd Street. An usher will greet you as you enter the building and offer you any help you may need. The main Sunday morning service starts at 10:00 am.
A beautiful, clean, well-staffed nursery is available for children from birth to 3 years old. Parents can rest assured that their most valued treasure will be well cared for during the service. There are also children’s classes.
As our guest, we want you to feel no obligation to put anything in our offering plate. It is passed for those who are regular attenders of our church and want to give to the ministry. Our service is our gift to you!