Love Serves is not an event; it is a culture. Infusing this culture into the DNA of your church will change the view of the world and your perspective of the needs of those around you. We are actively pursuing the lost, the forgotten, and the poor to show them a God who is passionately in love with them. We stand ready with one heart, saying, "I will serve others and show them the hope they can have in Jesus."
Visit www.bethelnet.com/loveserves for a list of Love Serves projects.
Bethel food bank is a new ministry start. The need to service the city of Odenville is very desperate. The food bank will distribute groceries to needy families within the City of Odenville.
The Bethel Baptist Church Food Bank is a ministry of volunteers engaged in efforts to provide basic food resources, hygiene products and cleaning supplies for families in need of assistance. The ministry will serve only residents of St. Clair County that are zoned for the Odenville and Margaret schools including St. Clair County High School.
Food Bank Site
The Christmas Store Leadership Team, a part of the Acts 1:8 Mission Ministry, is leading this year's ministry for the needy in our area (whose names and information come from several local schools) during the Christmas season. Bethel's church members will be invited to be a part of the Christmas Store in the days ahead. Persons wishing to actively participate can contact one of the Christmas Store Team Leaders. Teams needing volunteers are: the Toy Team, the Hygiene Team, the Gift Wrapping Team, the Host/Hostess Team, the Evangelism Team, and the Bagging/Loading Team. Also, all resources (monetary donations, toys, and hygiene items) are collected through gifts from church members desiring to meet the needs of these families.
Helpful Mission LinksPassport Information
International Mission Board
North American Mission Board
Bethel Mission Application (pdf)
Mission Field Guide(pdf)
Do you know someone that needs a visit? (Visit Form)
The Preschool Ministry provides a fun, inviting, and safe place for preschoolers, ages six weeks through Pre-K, where they can learn foundational truths about God. We do this through play, stories, crafts, games, worship, and more. We provide screening, training, a security system, and a secure building to help make this environment safe.
The Preschool Ministry includes Sunday School, Sunday Night Awana, Wednesday Night, and special events. First time guests can stop by our Preschool Greeter Desk for assistance.
2014-2015 Sunday School Teachers
6 weeks - 8 months Kathy Bowman and Trisha Gill
9 - 18 months Betty Fuller and Gail Burns
19-23 months Ann Forman and Justine Horton
2 year olds Kelsey Thompson and MacKenzie Austin
3 year olds Jason and Kristi Cuccuini
4 year olds Laura White and Cristy Davis
5 year olds Landon and Mary Beth Brown
Welcome to the Children's Ministry at Bethel. It is our desire to lead children to salvation and disciple them to serve the Lord faithfully. Our purpose is for students to experience a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. We desire for each student to Love God, Love Others, Serve the World, and Invite Others as a regular part of their daily Christian Life. We seek to help unite with parents and the adults of Bethel in raising children for the Lord. As your child participates in this ministry, prayerfully consider serving in the Children's Ministry.
3 years old - 6th grade The new Awana club year will begin on Wednesday, August 19 at 6:15 p.m. Please stop by the Awana table for more information.
Family Fun Carnival
August 9th 6-8 p.m. You're invited to a community-wide, Family Fun Carnival. The festivities will be at the Splash Pad in Moody on Sunday, August 9th from 6-8 p.m. There will be free food, carnival games and water activities. You will not want to miss it!
What is The LOFT?
Every Wednesday night, 7th - 12th grade students gather at the LOFT at Bethel Baptist church for an exciting night of worship and we'd love to have you join us!
What do I do when I get to The LOFT?
If it's your first time, make sure to stop by the guest services desk just inside the entrance. We'll take down your contact info to keep you plugged in on upcoming events and activities.
The LOFT starts at 6:30pm. We've got a great band, and every week Brad will show you how God's Word connects with different parts of your life - school, family, friends, relationships, and current events.
What are Small Groups?
Small Groups is the biggest thing we do every week. We love the atmosphere on Wednesday nights at The LOFT, but nothing surpasses small groups on Sunday mornings. It's all about relationships, digging deep into God's Word and each other's lives. This is where church starts to feel like family.
When and where do Groups meet?
Every Sunday, 7th - 12th grade students gather at 9:00. Come to the LOFT, stop by the front desk, and we'll help you find the Group for you. Side note: we have a fantastic volunteer team who are ready to answer your questions and make you feel at home.
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What will you find at Bethel's Women's Ministry?You will be inspired, rejuvenated, and experience growth through weekly Bible studies, retreats, luncheons, and more. No matter your life stage, all women are welcome!
Enjoy building relationships?
We know how you feel. Relationships are integral and vital to our lives as women. Our ministry provides encouragement to equip and challenge you to live out your God-given potential on a daily basis.
Want to grow in Christ at the same time?
Everything we do is built around a biblical foundation. We offer Bible studies throughout the year to help you grow, connect, and learn more about the Lord.
Love serving others?
We want to help you serve others in a greater fashion by giving you the tools you need to be a confident follower of Christ who proclaims Him boldly and loves others. Opportunities to serve are offered throughout the year.
The Men's Ministry of Bethel Baptist Church exists to reach and disciple all men at different stages of life, including the young, old, single, married, widowed, and divorced.
We know that life can be busy so we make engaging in ministry easy with weekly, monthly, and quarterly gatherings. Plug in today!
- You are invited to join one of our Life Groups meeting weekly. Life Groups are available on campus each Sunday and off campus throughout the week. See a greeter at the Welcome Desk to learn more about Life Groups currently offered.
- The Men's Ministry at Bethel Baptist Church will meet on the third Sunday of every month for Breakfast. Join us in the dining room before Life Groups.
- Sunday, August 16th, 8AM, $2 per person
- Every quarter the Men's Ministry at Bethel Baptist Church meets for our Men's Night Out Steak Dinner. Don't miss out on a huge steak, baked potato, salad, roll, and dessert. Every Men's Night Out we invite a speaker to join us and share from God's Word. Don't Miss Out!
- Join us on Thursday, August 13th, 6:30 PM, $15 per person. Our special guest will be Pastor Bill Wilks from Northpark Baptist in Trussville speaking on a Life of Discipleship.
Life Group (On-Campus)
It is our desire for every person to become a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ. We believe this happens best in biblical community in which people are learning the Bible, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, ministering to each other, and serving together. At Bethel, we call these small groups, Life Group.
Life Group allows you to connect with people in a similar season of life as you seek to live a lifestyle that looks more and more like Jesus. We invite you to join us each Sunday morning at 9:00 AM. To find a class that is right for you, please visit the Welcome Center located in the main foyer, download the Life Group brochure below, or contact our church office so we can assist in finding the right class for you. We look forward to connecting with you in a Life Group on Sunday!
View a list of our Life Group (On-Campus) Directory (pdf)
Bethel WEE Care (Weekday Early Education) accepts children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. We offer full-time daycare and three- and four-year old kindergarten classes, after school care and school-aged summer programs.
As Christian childcare providers, we feel that we are an extension of the ministry of our church. We provide a happy, nurturing, secure and loving environment for all children.
Please contact the director, Nancy Kimsey at 205-640-5205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it." -Proverbs 22:6
Celebrate Recovery - Everyone Welcome Every Friday at Bethel. Dinner @ 6:00 p.m., Worship @ 7:00 p.m., Share Group @ 8:00 p.m., Last Chance Cafe @ 9:00 p.m. Join us for a time of worship, testimony and learning. You can attend any of the events. Try Worship @ 7:00 p.m. Childcare provided.
Need Biblical counseling?
We understand that there are times in life where you just need a helping hand. In fact, many people are doing very well in some parts of their life while struggling in others. Now might be the time when you need someone to come alongside and encourage you from the Bible.
We see people with all kinds of problems, but the most common would be those struggling in their marriage, helping parents with their children, those dealing with sexual sin, and those struggling with their emotions (depression or anger). In all cases, we use the Bible, God's Sufficient Word, to answer the problems of life.
Currently our counseling is only held on Tuesdays from 1:30-7:00pm.Call to set up an appointment: 205-530-0226
Bethel Counseling P.D.I. (Personal Data Inventory) Form (PDF)
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Please be in Prayer for our Pastor Search Committee Members:James Beachem, David Hoyle, Trent Jackson, Stuart McCullough, Scott Powers
Alternates Tiffany Price, Jennifer Bruno, Bud Jackson
To contact our Pastor Search Committee please email email@example.com