Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thinking Ahead with Pastor Jim

 Guest Speakers: Don & Lola Winans!


We welcome Don & Lola Winans from Australia.  Don will be sharing from the Word in this week’s morning worship service.  They have served the Lord in Australia for many years now & are experiencing a change in their ministry. 

What God has done, graciously, in & through their ministries over the years is incalculable.  We consider it a privilege to be involved, as many other churches are, in contributing to the work in Australia.  While no one is tracking, or even able to track, the lives that have been saved & changed, it is satisfying when God does use our lives for His glory & for the benefit of others. 

Come & hear what God has been doing & what the future holds as both Don & Lola continue to serve Him faithfully. 

See you Sunday! 

Pastor Jim

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thinking Ahead with Pastor Jim


 Personal Response to False Teachers!

Jude 1:14-21 – July 13, 2014AM 

There is an effective and an ineffective response to those who would side-track us from the truth.  All that Jude has said so far in this short little book is basically a back drop to what he addresses in the last six verses. 

Doctors, paramedics, soldiers, policemen, parents & teachers all have something in common.  They must be healthy, strong, and their own lives must be lived with integrity, before they can actually help someone else.  One of the first things a stewardess says to a passenger on an airliner; “In case of an emergency, place the air mask on yourself, first, before you assist your child.” 

We understand this logic and are fools if we do not ascribe to it with very few exceptions.  Somehow, we often miss the connection of this principle, as it relates to truth and error, spiritual health and building our lives on false premises.  The advice that Jude gives us is simple but not simplistic, and effective only when it is practiced with sincerity. 

Join us this Sunday! 

Pastor Jim

Monday, September 16, 2013

Missions at Bethel

Bethel Baptist presents "Passion for Missions" 
October 4, 5 and 6
Featuring Lloyd Spear and Hospitals of Hope
Special guest speaker Gracia Burnham
Sunday at 6:00 pm.
For more information please call 286.0467

Having a heart that is burdened for world evangelism is what God desires of every believer. The Bible states that because God loved the world He gave His only Son. Developing lives that invest in the world and taking the Gospel to the world is a vital ministry at Bethel. From the annual Faith Promise Missions Conference to the short-term mission trips by church members to help on mission fields, we are making investments that are impacting lives in world evangelism. Our desire is to support quality missionaries but also to send out those from our ministry who have been impacted and called by God.

Below is a list of missionaries supported by Bethel. We thank God for their willing and faithful hearts and urge everyone to pray for the work they are doing.

  • Joel & Veronica Culberson - Awana missionaries serving in Kansas and Missouri. www.awanaksmo.org
  • Howard & Marcia Davidson - serving in Scotland
  • Geoff & Michelle Freeman - Campus Crusade missionaries serving in Rhode Island. www.geoffandmichelle.com
  • Rex & Jan Harmon - serving in Jamaica
  • Dorothy Johnson - Campus Crusade missionary serving in France
  • Jim & Patty Love - serving in England
  • Arlyn & Marcy Nies - Awana missionaries serving in North Dakota
  • Ricky & Jaime Ownes - missionaries to Wales
  • Dick & Linda Redding - serving in Mexico
  • J.A. & Pam Richards - serving in Wales
  • John & Beabea Rogers - serving in Indiana
  • Rocky & Ruth Schmied - serving in Wichita. www.web.me.com/rocklin
  • Jeremy & Jodi Smith - building churches with CBM
  • C.T.L. & Sharen Spear - serving in Florida. http://www.usachurchplanting.org
  • Willis & Neusa Stitt - serving in Brazil
  • Leandro & Julie Tarrataca - serving in Brazil
  • Dr. Greg and Linda Waller - serving in Mexico
  • Tony & Elizabeth Weedor - serving in Colorado
  • Don & Lola Winans - serving in Australia
  • Topeka Rescue Mission - www.trmonline.org
  • Hospitals of Hope - http://www.hospitalsofhope.org
  • Lighthouse - http://www.lighthousekc.org/
  • KBUZ -www.afr.net

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Life Groups

    Life Groups

    Will start again in September.
    Join us for our church-wide Bible study that will begin June 8th at 6:00 pm







Thursday, August 16, 2012

Adult Ministries

A vital ministry, of Bethel, is the Adult Bible studies that meet at 9:30 AM every Sunday. These groups are designed to teach the Scriptures, minister to the needs of people through personal contact and to provide fellowship within the individual age groups. Like other ministries, at Bethel, the Adult Bible study groups are more than a program; it is people touching the lives of other people. These study groups offer something for everyone and we invite you to become a part.

Sometimes we need the encouragement of others who are struggling through the very same issues. You don't have to go through those struggles by yourself. Others have experienced God's peace and you can too. These classes are designed to deepen your Bible understanding and your relationship with Christ and others within the church.

Our other Adult Ministries are: Life Groups, Men's Ministry and Women's Ministry.

Senior Saints

If you picture age 50+ as nap time and a rocking chair, then you don't attend Bethel! The Senior Saints are Bethel's youth group for grown-ups. This group is anything but boring and uneventful!

The fellowship times allow you to meet people and strengthen friendships.

Whether you're an 'empty-nester', have children yet at home, or you are a grandparent, come spend time with us!

Fellowship Times:

Valentine Party
Christmas Party
Attending Plays
Other events that look interesting

Meet the Staff: Youth Pastor Drew Culberth

Youth Pastor Drew Culberth and his wife, Marta have 5 children, Drew IV, Elias, Gabriel, Alexia and Jacob.

 Drew's vision, for the youth at Bethel, is to see that they continue to grow, in the Lord, through discipleship and teaching. This enables our youth to not only be the church of the future, but a vibrant part of the church today.

Drew can be contacted at drew.lifeline@gmail.com

Children's Ministries

Vacation Bible School

June 9- 13 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

K - 6th grade



Ministries for children on Sunday morning:

Infant Nursery - 0 to 2 years
We consider it our privilege to care for your precious little ones while you attend our Bible studies, worship service and other special events at Bethel. Our goal is to provide a secure, safe and healthy atmosphere for your child.

Kids' Classes (Sundays 9:30 AM hour)
*Toddler Class - 2 - 4 years old
*Kindergarten - 1st Grade
*2nd - 3rd Grade
*4th - 6th Grade

Toddler's Church (10:30 AM)
Children ages 2-4 years old learn about salvation and Christ's special love for them through the media of stories, games and crafts.

Children's Church (10:30 AM)
A special time for those children in grades K - 4th to experience the aspects of a worship service at their level of understanding.

Men's Ministries

Growth and fellowship opportunities

Men's Saturday morning prayer breakfast
Men's basketball
Men's Life Group












Women's Ministries

Bethel Baptist Women's Ministries

Exists to Help Women:

GROW in their walk with the Lord,
CULTIVATE their relationship with other believers,
BLOOM in their ministries,
PLANT the seed of Christ in their community
GLORIFY God in their beauty.

                                         Bethel's Women's Ministry Team


   Opportunities for
  growth and fellowship:

Women mentoring women
             Mommy & Me -  fellowship for younger women
    Connect in prayer - women's prayer group
    Holiday gatherings

Life Group

Children of the DAY” – 1 & 2 Thessalonians
 Beth Moore Bible Study will begin Sept 7th at 6:0 pm
The New Testament believers carried the Spirit of God as they walked along the shores of Thessalonica, just as you carry that light today.  Shine brightly as you study 1 & 2 Thessalonians with Beth Moore in this 9-session study.
 “You are all children of the light
and children of the day. 
 We do not belong to the night
 or to the darkness.”   I Thessalonians 5:5
1) The Lord’s Message Rang Out
2) Entrusted with the Gospel
3) Destined for This
4) Taught by God
5) Children of Light
6) Mobilized Ministry
7) To Love the Truth
8) The Lord of Peace
Level 1:  Participate in the video sessions only.
Level 2:  Participate in the video sessions and purchase a workbook to do the weekly homework assignments. ($16)
 Sign up sheet at Bethel, or email me at Jeanne-jim@sbcglobal.net
Books will be ordered by August 27th.  Let me know if you want one.