Who We Are
Embracing & embodying
God's love & truth
in a world divided by
exclusion & confusion
on campus & in the neighborhood.
We are a loving and multi-ethnic congregation who meets on the edge of the Universtiy of Chicago campus. We are students and friends from the surrounding community. We are locals and internationals.
For photos and more, go to Bethel's Facebook Page
What we believe
Some of our foundational beliefs are listed at our denomination's website. Presbyterian Church in America beliefs
To unite a diverse community (campus and the S.side neighborhood) under the transforming grace and truth of the Lord Jesus Christ and to ignite a passion for the just and merciful reign of God in Chicago, and beyond. Vision & Values statement
When We Meet
11am prayer 11:30am worship
Ida Noyes Hall, E 59th & S Woodlawn Ave. Lunch after worship.
Hoops and hope
Saturdays 12pm-2pm at First Baptist Church, 50th and Ellis. A time of brief Bible teaching to young men and then sweaty basketball with junior high and high school boys from the 'hood.
Young Voices in Bethel - Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm at Southside Gospel Church (64th and Drexel). Tutoring, mentoring, discipleship for youth ages 6-18. Volunteers welcome!
To view additional commentary on Pastor Brad's weekly sermon, visit Hot Air in the Windy City
The prophet Isaiah called God's people to expand their vision of what He would do through them:
Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back;
lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes (Isa 54:2)
Can you imagine stretching our boundaries and strengthening our foundation as God grows His reconciled community, building His New City, making more people more like Jesus?
Can you imagine ministry space for both neighborhood and campus that fosters
freedom for worship in a transformed space,
freedom for serving, as partners with God's Spirit,
freedom for community as a true family of Christ,
freedom for multiplying and refreshing other ministries?
If you can imagine, help Bethel become more influential, missional, sustainable. And pray for more than we can ask or imagine according to His power. Find out more about this strategic effort by clicking the following: Vision 2020 plan
If you'd like to make a one-time or regular gift in any amount, There are three options:
1) Funds transfer to Bethel's bank account (request details from firstname.lastname@example.org)
2) Checks may be mailed to
Bethel Christian Church Vision 2020
c/o Shannon Beier
6352 S Ingleside Ave #2
Chicago, IL 60637
3) PayPal - please click the button below (this option incurs a 2.2% charge from PayPal to all donations).