Following are a list of links to other web sites that we think might be useful or informative, along with a brief description of the site. If you have suggestions for other sites we might offer links to, please use our Contact page.
The Good News
Two Ways to Live
This site provides a very good overview of the Good News we have in Jesus.
These are sites of groups that we are actively affiliated with or support.
The North Central Conservative Baptist Association
Bethel is an active participant in the NCCBA, which is an association of like-minded churches who desire to partner together in ministry.
The Center for Women
The Center for Women is a faith-based, life-affirming pregnancy resource center. It exists to enable women to carry their babies to term by offering practical and tangible alternatives to abortion. Several from the Bethel church family serve at The Center for Women, and we have a box in our foyer for donations of diapers and other supplies for this ministry.
Marriage Matters Jackson
Marriage Matters Jackson exists to strengthen marriages and families, decrease divorce, and measurably impact Jackson County and its economy by supporting proven strategies to: communicate the importance of healthy marriage, connect the community to marriage enrichment and pre-marital resources, and collaborate with community leaders and organizations. Bethel pastors have been an active part of crafting MMJ’s Healthy Marriage Agreement.
The Michigan Center Community Food Pantry
The Michigan Center Community Food Pantry is run by one of Bethel’s regulars, Marci Merrill. The Pantry was formed to provide food for people in the community, and has been in existence since 2010.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a program that seeks to reach impoverished children around the world with the Good News about Jesus. The program uses shoeboxes filled by families and individuals here in the United States with small gifts such as clothing, candy, school supplies and personal hygiene products. Bethel participates in this program, and our church facility also serves as a regional collection site. OCC is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse.
Youth Haven Ranch
Youth Haven was co-founded by Bethel members Larry and Cheri Carlson. Youth Haven is a non-denominational Christian outreach to disadvantaged kids. Youth Haven has campuses in Michigan and Arizona and provides year-round activities to youth at no cost.
Bible Study Resources
The following sites can help you study the Bible in greater depth.
Bible Study Tools
This site offers various translations of the Bible along with access to commentaries, encyclopedias and Bible dictionaries.
Use the “Bible Study Resources” tab in the upper right of the home page to search the Bible, listen to an audio version of the Bible, or find Bible reading plans, among other things.
Biblos offers access to atlases, concordances, devotionals and other resources.
Blue Letter Bible
The Blue Letter Bible site has charts and outlines of useful information, has introductions to each of the books of the Bible, and offers other information.