We would like LOVE to have you visit us! Bethel Baptist Church is a place that embraces visitors and new faces. Just about every service, we have the privilege to host guests that visit us for many different reasons. For many, church is on the “one day I need to…” list. Without a doubt, church should be a vital part in the life of a believer. We would love for Bethel to be the church that you and your family call home. Our Pastor says often, “Everyone needs a church address just like they have a home address.” Plan to visit us this week, you’ll be glad you came.
524 176th St. E
Spanaway, WA 98387
Centrally located in the middle of JBLM, Tacoma, Puyallup, and Graham.
Due to Covid-19 precautions, Sunday School is temporarily not meeting on Sunday mornings.
10 AM- Classes for all ages
11 AM- Morning Service
6 PM- Evening Service
7 PM- Mid-week Service
WHAT TO EXPECT
Bethel Baptist Church is the ‘Church on the Hill’, located just up the driveway from the Bethel School District buildings. Our main auditorium can be clearly when you drive by on 176th St. E. As you drive onto our property, you will see a large overhang to pull under for convenient access inside the auditorium (a little secret, it does rain a bit in Washington!). Our property contains ample parking, so it should be quick and painless to find a good spot to park. Upon entering the building, you will be greeted by a friendly usher, who will answer any questions you have, and escort you in the right direction for the right class or service for you.
If you are up for a Bible class, please come just before 10am. We have first class Children and Teen Programs, as well as several Adult Bible Classes to choose from. For a list of the Adult Bible Classes, click here. Most first-time guests choose to come for our main Morning Service, which starts at 11am. When attending the morning service for the first time, we believe you will enjoy the friendly atmosphere, and the beautiful music of the choir, orchestra and special music groups. The service all leads up to a practical and helpful Bible message from Pastor Minge. Our Morning Service usually is a little over an hour long, ending somewhere between 12-12:10pm.
For many decades, BBC has operated several buses that run every Sunday on routes all over the community. There is no cost to ride one of our buses! If you are one who wants to visit but doesn’t have a way to get here, please contact us and see if one of our buses comes near your home. Below are the Bus Routes that we currently run…
Bus 1– Spanaway
Bus 2– South Tacoma/Parkland
Bus 3– Lakewood/Tillacum
Bus 4– Lakewood
Bus 5– West Tacoma
Bus 6– Ft. Lewis
Bus 7– East Tacoma/Salishan
Bus 8- North Tacoma/Hilltop
Request a Ride…
We are so blessed at BBC to see many new believers follow the Lord in Baptism. With so many ideas out there about what Baptism is, it is easy to be confused about what it really means. We simply teach the Bible, in that Baptism is to follow Salvation (not essential FOR one to be saved), and is the first step in obedience to the Lord after one begins a new life in Christ. It is Jesus who saves us, not the water, or the Baptism event. Baptism is simply a picture of the Gospel- the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. In being Baptized, the new believer is identifying with Christ. If you have any questions on this topic, or would like to follow the Lord in Believer’s Baptism, we would love to help you with that at one of our services. (Acts 2:41, Romans 6:4, Acts 10:48, Galatians 3:27)
At BBC, we love having guests. Guests are a gift to us, and they are always welcome whenever our doors are open. Our ultimate goal for guests is to have them join the BBC family and become members. Some may ask, “What’s the big deal about church membership?” or “Why do I need to join a church?” The answers to these questions, to us, are very important.
Church membership is not something that we take lightly. The church, by definition, is a called out assembly of baptized believers. Church membership is not necessary for salvation, but is a vital part of the Christian life. The truth is, Christ loves the church and gave Himself for it, and has promised his blessing to the church.
The Scripture refers to the church as the Body of Christ. Our goal, as a church family, is to work together as a unit to see as much accomplished as possible for the Glory of God. In joining BBC, opportunities abound to get involved in ministries and activities that serve others, and further the cause of Christ.