201 E. Old Plank, Columbia, MO

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Christ Centered

Jesus Christ is the center of our faith. The life, death, and resurrection of Christ teach us God’s way in the world. God provides a model for how we should live through the life of Jesus.

Grounded In Scripture

At Bethel we ground ourselves in the stories of the Bible, and believe that narratives of God’s life with humankind shape and form us as believers and as a community of faith.


People work cooperatively in the cause of Christ at Bethel Church. We believe that God calls and equips all people for service, and that gender, ethnicity, economical status, social status, or any other ideology that has been used to divide people has no bearing on one’s ability to do the work of Christ.

Disciple Making

Bethel takes seriously the charge of Christ to make disciples. We want to see people thrive in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to empower believers to know and live out their own unique Christian calling.

Soul Freedom

We believe that accepting or rejecting the teachings of Jesus is a decision that each person makes for themselves. We believe that a healthy relationship with Jesus enhances our lives. At Bethel developing a healthy relationship with God and others is at the heart of what we do.

Bethel Church is self governing, choosing its own leadership and managing its own affairs and inner life. It is free to develop as led by the Spirit of God and the Scriptures. We see ourselves as part of the large Body of Christ which includes Christians everywhere. We are affiliated with The American Baptist Churches, USA.

Good Friday Service

Come and worship and leave inspired by mediations presented of the Seven Last Words of Christ by      Pastor Jermine Alberty      Susan Houston        Rev. Janice Green You will learn what they meant then and how they can guide and strengthen us today. Good Friday Service March 30, 2018 The Seven Last Words…

3PM Afternoon Worship Service 1-7-18

Due to Inclement Weather, we are having an Afternoon Worship Service Good Afternoon, After much consultation and looking at the weather forecast for tomorrow, January 7, 2018. We are moving morning worship to 3 PM in the afternoon. I would encourage all who can be present to please attend. I’m looking forward to seeing you on tomorrow.  Pastor Jermine …

Bethel hosts Missouri Faith Voices -November Faith Assembly:Listening Campaign

On November 7th Co-convener Molly Housh Gordon welcomes clergy, laity, and other representatives of Columbia’s interfaith community to a Faith Assembly hosted by Bethel Baptist Church. x Represented at Bethel that night were members of the Islamic Center of Columbia, Hillel Jewish Campus House, Show Me Dharma, VA chaplaincy, the United Methodist Church, the Disciples of Christ Church,…

Trunk or Treat

October 31st, 5:30 PM Each year we get a couple of new trunks for our Trunk or Treat, If you haven’t participated in this activity in the past maybe you could join us this year. Decorate your trunk and provide a box or dish to hold a treat. Children trick or treat down the rows…

Kids Night Out

We invite all children and youth Pre-K-6th grade to a Kid’s Night Out on Friday, October 27th from 6:00 -9:00 pm. Kids bring a sack dinner. Wear orange or your favorite pumpkin shirt. We will have fun crafts, pumpkin games and activities, snacks and Bible lesson! Kids are welcome to invite friends to this fun…