Where we take effect?

Turned towards the humans and the world!

We want to be a church with the people and for the people in Stuttgart's West. This is why we get involved in multifaceted ways in our neighborhood:

  • Each winter, from November to March, we invite the 0-3-years-old children with their parents to our winter playground for playing and socializing.
  • Each Monday, we open our BuS-counselling service where people who experience a life crisis, are supported and consulted with their marriage and family problems. Appointments and more information can be found here: www.bus.diakoniewerk-bw.de (only in German).
  • Each Tuesday and Thursday, we and the "Circle of Friends of the Refugee Housing Stuttgart-West" offer help to the refugee children regarding their homework. For more information refer to www.freundeskreis-fluechtlinge-stuttgart-west.de (only in German).
  • From Monday to Friday the Bethelkirche provides a day nanny initiative with its rooms. Children between the age of 1-3 are taken care of by two self-employed day nannys.
  • The first Sunday of each month, we warmly invite all visitors of the Bethelkirche to a joint lunch.
  • Bethelkirche – at a glance
  • We are the Bethelkirche:
    The word "Bethel" is hebraic and means: house of God. It indicates our building. Our church shall be a place where people can live community with God and with each other.
    The word "Kirche" is German for "church". It indicates the people who enter the building. "Kirche" is derived from the Greek word "kyriaké" which means: that belongs to the Lord.
    We are an
    Evangelical Free Baptist Church:

    We are evangelic(al), because we want to pass on the Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ and the love of God, to all people with words and actions. That means, the Bible and especially the New Testament are an important benchmark for our life. We believe that the Bible is an aid for our life – while being in private, with each other and with God.

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    The free choice of the individual is important. In our church only those people become members who decided for themselves to do so. Also as a local congregation, we are self-dependent, that means free of any church hierarchy.

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    Only people get baptized who decide for themselves to do so, and who believe with us in the God the Bible gives account of. This baptism, the believer's baptism, has given the Baptists their name. "Baptisma" is Greek for baptist.

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    "Alone you wither...". That's also valid for the faith. We don't want to live our faith alone, but celebrate together with God (worship service), learn from Jesus and follow him (as disciples), pass on the good news (evangelization), help other people (social welfare), and share our experiences, problems and joys with other people (community/congregation).