Are you tired of living life on your own? Are you hungry to live life on purpose? We all have a spirit which hungers for the four basic needs: We desire knowledge, a sense of community, freedom from guilt, and a sense of eternal legacy.
At First Baptist Church of Bethalto, we believe in Jesus as the only way to truly fulfill these needs (John 14:6). Join us as we discover together the Good News of Jesus Christ: No other worldview offers together a Father God, a Savior God, the gift of salvation by Grace, true equality, the promise of eternity, and the promise of resurrection.
We're about more than gaining religion or getting to Heaven. We're about falling in love with our Maker and carrying each others' burdens. Together, we strive to love God with all that we have and to serve our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22).
01.26.15 - Game schedules are being passed out to players and cheerleaders this week. The first game is February 7th.
01.19.15 - There will be practice tonight on Martin Luther King Day.
Search Team Update:
01.28.15 - The church survey will be available soon in both paper and digital formats. It will ask for congregational input concerning what the church sees as the direction that God is leading in our search for a new Associate Pastor. The search committee is also assembling a prayer team to be praying specifically for our search for a new Associate Pastor. Please contact Marsha Edmonds if you would like to be a part of this team. Resumes for the Associate Pastor position can be emailed to
or sent to the mailing address 201 S. Moreland Road, Bethalto, IL 62010. Please continue to be in prayer for the search committee as it continues in this process.
01.21.15 - There will be a church survey soon that will ask for congregational input regarding what the church sees as the direction that God is leading in our search for a new Associate Pastor. David Wiegand has agreed to produce the worship services while the church is searching for a pastor and is volunteering his time. Please be in prayer for David and the Worship Team. Please continue to be in prayer for the Search Committee as they continue in this process.
01.15.15 - The Associate Pastoral Search Committee was recently able to meet with Sylvan Knobloch from IBSA. He was able to provide great insight into the process of searching for a new associate pastor. Please pray for the search committee as it continues in this process.