The Bethelkirche in Stuttgart's West ...

is an exciting place to meet God and real friends. Discover our manifold offers for all generations.
What is our goal? We want to be the congregation where people find their faith in Jesus Christ and receive encouragement in their life.
We cordially invite you!

Who we are?

People like you and me!

At the Bethelkirche people of all generations and of different life situations get together and become one big family.

What we believe?

Freed by Jesus Christ!

We believe that God created the Earth and that we are part of his creation. And we believe that mankind cannot live agreeable to God innately.

How we are?

Liberal and caring!

We are regular people with strengths, weaknesses and doubts who want to orient their life towards Jesus Christ and who search for good ways in everyday life.

How we are organized?

Independently, like the early church, and grassroots democratic!

The Bethelkirche is self-supporting and with regard to contents autonomous.

How do we fund ourselves?

Happily and voluntarily!

Together, the members and friends of the Bethelkirche carry with voluntary donations all activities of the Bethelkirche.

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.

  • 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).