Bethany Baptist Church
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Worshiping, Witnessing, Working...Together

Who We Are

 BBC 50th AnniversaryIn the fall of 1954 three Baptist deacons planted a little mission on the north side of Sedalia, Missouri. Five years later, almost 80 souls became the initial congregation of newly constituted Bethany Baptist Church. We’re still here, worshiping and witnessing and working together for our Lord.
 
The New Testament teaches that the local church is like a family. Families grow and change and so has Bethany Baptist. We’ve built buildings and launched programs, but brick and mortar and program are just one small part of the story of a church. Bethany Baptist has seen many years of labor, struggle, growth, trials, joy, and fruitful ministry. After more than five decades, today’s congregation is just a portion of the fruit those first saints labored to gather. By God’s grace, we are just a portion of a bountiful harvest still to come!
 
BBC 50th Anniversary What do we believe and teach? We are evangelical and conservative. We teach that God sent His Son to die for sinners and was raised from the dead to offer forgiveness and eternal life to all who turn to Him and trust in Him. We believe that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and sufficient to address every issue of life with complete authority. Our priorities are warm worship, expository preaching, evangelism and missions, and serving together in Christ.
 
Our worship services emphasize the clear preaching of the Scriptures, biblically sound hymns and familiar choruses, prayer, and loving fellowship. Like the large majority of evangelical churches today we are small, averaging around 100 worshipers in our Sunday morning service.
 
Our members participate in a variety of ministries. We emphasize Bible study, from Sunday School for all ages, to the Men’s Saturday Morning Fellowship, to the Ladies Mugs ‘n Muffin Bible group. We provide discipleship programs for our children and youth. We meet weekly for prayer. We are committed to Christ’s Great Commission. In a time when many churches seem intent on refining a “Come & See” approach to outreach, we want to be a “Go & Tell” church. Bethany Baptist is a loving and gracious church family. We are excited about the opportunities for every member to grow in God’s grace and participate in reaching our world for Christ.