Service Times:

Sun: 9 am & 11 am
Sunday School: 10:15 am
Sun Night: 6 pm

Location:

RR 3 Box 756
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 326-7451

Pastor Letter

Welcome Home

Thank you for visiting the website of Bethel Baptist Church. The goal of this website is to inform you about our beliefs, about what God is doing, and how you can connect to God through His church.

I want to briefly share with you my goals as a pastor. I have three main goals for every person who walks into Bethel Baptist Church, regardless of whether that person doesn’t have a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, or if they have been a member for thirty years. My three goals are part of everything I do as a pastor.

My first and primary goal is for that person to KNOW Jesus Christ, not know about Jesus, but know Him through a saving relationship. The proclamation of the gospel is why the church is here, to continue the work of Christ until He returns. The gospel of Jesus Christ is at the core of every message I preach and in every ministry I am involved in.

My second goal is for that person to GROW in their knowledge of Jesus Christ. To grow in Christ means intentional discipleship. I am a firm believer in discipleship. Christians are called into a life of discipleship and to make disciples. This means I will work hard to help people become disciples and to grow through intentional discipleship.

My third goal is for that person to GO on mission for the Lord. To go simply means being involved in the life of the local church through the special gifts God has empowered them with, to be involved in the community sharing the gospel and demonstrating the love of Christ, and to be involved in going with the gospel locally and around the world.

To KNOW, to GROW, and to GO – these are my goals that influence everything I do as a pastor.  Again, thank you for visiting the website of Bethel Baptist Church. You are invited to worship with us and to experience what God is doing through Bethel. If there is any way Bethel Baptist Church can minister to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. I hope to see you at Bethel!

 

Pastor Ben

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