MINISTRIES

Abundant Life Club

The Abundant Life Club is designed for senior citizens and provides a time of fun and fellowship with other seniors. On the fourth Thursday of every month, the ABL meets for activities such as museum visits, flea market trips, or lunches at various restaurants. Our ABL program is open to all senior citizens. We would love to have you join us for our next activity. For more information about the activity schedule or the program in general, please call the church office at (330) 296-9845.

Bethel Baptist Bikers

The Bethel Baptist Bikers was founded in 2008 as a ministry of Bethel Baptist Church. In April of that year, we held our first annual “Blessing of the Bikers,” a special church service for bikers put on by the bikers of Bethel Baptist Church, including Pastor Ballert. Later that year, we held our first annual “Little Piglet Biker Run,” in which all proceeds go to the funding of a scholarship to a student of Bethel Baptist Christian Academy.

Our mission is to lead people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through witnessing, prayer, and fellowship. If you would like to learn how to become part of this ministry, part of Bethel Baptist Church, or would like more information, please call the church office at (330) 296-9845.

Bus Ministry

Through the bus ministry at Bethel Baptist Church, families who may not have a means of transportation are able to attend church each week. Also, children ages four or older may ride the bus with the permission of their parents. Children younger than four years old must be accompanied by an adult for the safety of the child. Our ultimate goal is to provide a way for the entire family to be able to attend church.

Our bus routes are staffed with a Bus Captain and several bus workers to ensure the safety of those riding the bus to and from church. We pick each rider up at their door and ensure that each rider is dropped off at that same door. This is especially emphasized with our younger riders who do not ride with their parents.

Our bus routes currently serve in the cities of Ravenna, Kent, and Windham, while our van is available to pick up those near the church that are unable to ride a bus. If you would like to take advantage of this free resource or would like more information, please feel free to call (330) 296-9845.

Ravenna
Route

Captain: Jem Laurel
Phone: (330) 577-3010

Kent
Route

Captain: Phill Gouin
Phone: (330) 760-9471

Windham
Route

Captain: Colton Severt
Phone: (918) 892-1376

College and Career

From High School graduate to 30 years old, this is a dynamic class set forth to encourage each other, pray for each other, and have a great time studying God’s Word together.  Every Sunday morning during the Sunday School hour, we meet with Pastor Ballert for a great Bible study and prayer time.  Many of the students are college age and currently attending college so invite your student friends to come.  The rest of the class is composed of career oriented folks that are embarking on many different career fields.  From engineers to doctors, farmers to factory workers, tech experts to nursing,  Bethel Baptist College and Career has somebody that you will have something in common with!  We also meet on the second Wednesday of the month for a time of fellowship together at 7 pm in the fellowship hall.  We certainly hope to see you there!

Jail Outreach

The Jail Ministry of Bethel Baptist Church seeks to share the unconditional love of God and to present the Gospel so that inmates may come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Further, we desire to disciple new believers in the jail and teach them how to study the Bible and pray. Finally, we wish to minister to the inmate’s families as well.

Music

Music is a very important part of the services at Bethel Baptist Church. The Bible says in Psalm 147:1, “Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.” We desire to praise the Lord in all of our music and, in doing so, please Him. Furthermore, we believe the song service is to prepare the hearts and minds of those in attendance for the preaching of God’s Word.

Our song service begins with congregational hymn singing. In our main Sunday services, this is followed by singing from either our adult or teen choir. In addition, before every preaching message, we have special singing from one of various groups or soloists in the church. The entirety of our song service consists of conservative songs and conservative instruments, such as pianos and acoustic guitars.

Youth

The Bethel Baptist youth program is dedicated to guiding teenagers to know and seek God’s will. Youth Leader, Jemuel Laurel, and his wife, Natalie, provide exciting classes for teenagers to participate and have a good time. The main focus in our youth program is to teach the teenagers the Bible and to prepare them for future decisions as they approach adulthood, instructing them to consider God’s plan as a major part of their lives. The teen class is very exciting and a vital part of the church. Bethel teens have a great way of welcoming others and inviting new members to the class. Teen class will be taking numerous trips this year to youth conferences to hear preaching and to explore a few baptist colleges. Take part in our activities where we have great Christian fellowship and always strive to better serve the Lord.