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About Bethel Chapel

What can I expect?

I've never been to church before, what do I do?

Show up next Sunday a little before 10 am, shake a few hands, say “hi” to someone that looks interesting, grab a seat and make yourself comfortable; repeat.

It’s that simple, anyone can do it, see you next Sunday.

What should I wear?

Come as you are!  Obviously, God wants us all to conduct ourselves with dignity and modesty, we are made in His image, but we don’t have a specific “dress-code”.

If you are a fancy pinky-up kind of person, put on your Sunday’s best; if you are a pinky-down type and coming from the third shift, we’re glad you’re here!

Be comfortable, be yourself and be in fellowship.

Do you have anything for children?

We have a nursery for newborn families and toddlers and also offer Sunday School for elementary and middle school-aged children during the service.

What are services like?

Worship lasts about 30 minutes and is a mix of music from today and yesterday, the message is about 45 minutes or so.

We do regular potluck dinners after service on every 5th Sunday (of the month) and coffee socials sprinkled throughout the year.

We have a casual and comfortable “come as you are” atmosphere.

Do you have any small groups?

We hold Bible Studies throughout the week monthly Men’s breakfast as well as a Women’s breakfast the following week.

You can find out more about our programs and events by clicking here and using the filters to find something that suits you.

Do I have to give you money?

You don’t have to. We believe everything that exists is owned by God, He made it, therefore all the money in the world is His. We are called to be responsible, good stewards of what we have been blessed with.

If the Spirit places it on your heart to give your time, money, or experience, we won’t stop you.  Here’s a link to our donation page.

Which version of the bible is best?

The one you spend time reading.

Many of us use the YouVersion Bible app, it’s free and you can download it here.

What we Believe

The Bible is the inspired word of God.

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to us. The Bible was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is, in essence, God’s manual for our lives. The Bible is the mechanism by which the revelation of God to man has been recorded. It is our primary source for Christian beliefs. The Bible is comprised of 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. It speaks with the authority of God. We believe the Bible is completely trustworthy (truth without any mixture of error) and is inerrant in the original manuscripts. The Bible must be the final authority on all matters of faith and practice.

2 Timothy 3:15-17 and 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6, 119:160, John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:15-17(again), Psalm 119:105, Romans 15:4, Hebrews 4:12;  2 Timothy 2:15


The Trinity: God the Father

We believe that there is one true, perfect God. God eternally exists as one God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Bible also clearly teaches that there is only one God (not three Gods). We understand these three persons to share the exact One and only Divine nature. The term often used to describe this is “Trinity.” We believe that in the beginning, God created the universe out of nothing (ex nihilo – A Latin term meaning “out of nothing”) and by His power, He sustains the universe and all that is in it. God is sovereign over all His creation and has been working out His plan since its beginning.

Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22, 13:14; John 14:10; 1 Corinthians 8:4, 6; Psalm 90:2; Psalm 93:2; Psalm 102:24-28; Jeremiah 10:10&12; Colossians 1:17; John 1:1-4; Genesis 1:1, 26&27


The Trinity: God the Son/Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, Mary. He lived a perfect, sinless life on earth and was obedient to God the Father. He voluntarily paid the price for the sins of all people by dying on the cross as our substitute. After His death, He was raised to life with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. Jesus then ascended into heaven and is now at the right hand of God where He is the only mediator between God and man. Jesus makes intercession for His own. He will one day personally and visibly come again to earth to consummate history and judge the world.

Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 53; John 1:1-5; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4


The Trinity: God the Holy Spirit

Once we enter into a personal relationship with God, through faith in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit comes to permanently reside (indwell) within each believer. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and is thus fully and eternally God. The role of the Holy Spirit is helping us understand the Bible, convicting us of wrong and sin, giving us confidence in God, and enabling us to help others. Even though the Holy Spirit immediately came to live within (indwell) us when we placed our faith in Christ, we must also seek to be filled by the Spirit on a daily basis. This requires us to submit our will to God’s and to be available to be used by God. He gives us spiritual gift(s) to enable us to serve Him effectively. In essence, the Holy Spirit exists to lead us to Christ, help us accept Christ, and to live a Christ-like life.

Job 33:4; Psalms 104: 29&30; Luke 1:35; Matthew 3:16&17; Acts 1:8,;1 Corinthians 2:11; 2 Corinthians 3:17, 13:14; John 14:26, 16:7-14; 1 Corinthians 2:12-14; Ephesians 1:13&14; John 14:16&17; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Galatians 5:22-25 and Ephesians 5:17-21; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11


The Church

The result of accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is that we become a part of His body, or “the Church” universal. The Church universal is not limited by denominations but is limited only by whether or not we have placed our faith in Jesus Christ. All Christians are a part of the “the Church” in this sense of the word. However, the Bible clearly commands and teaches that believers are to gather together and form local bodies, or churches. The local church is a living organism; the body of Christ. All healthy organisms grow and as such, a healthy church should grow. The local church must be founded on the truths of Scripture, but remain culturally relevant – in other words – address the problems we face in the world today and give scriptural solutions to them.

Acts 2:41-47, Ephesians 2:19-22, Hebrews 10:23-25; Matthew 18:20; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 2:19-22; Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 5:23-30



We believe that salvation is the major theme of God’s revelation in the Bible. In the Bible, we discover that throughout history man has been made right with God on the basis of faith. In the Old Testament, this faith looked forward to the coming of Christ, who would provide the ultimate payment for sin. Because of His great love for us, God provided forgiveness and eternal life through His Son, Jesus. When a person places their faith in Jesus Christ as the forgiver of their sins they receive salvation as a free gift. This is the most important decision we will ever make in our life and gives us eternal security.

Leviticus 19:2; Isaiah 6:3; Exodus 3:1-6 and 33:18,20-23 & 34:29-35; Read Genesis 3:8; Romans 5:12-14; Romans 3:10-12 and 23; Genesis 2:17 and Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; John 1:12, 3:16; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 5:18-19; 1 Peter 1:3; Ephesians 2:8-9;


Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

John 10:29; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:14; 1 Peter1:3-5


What is the gospel?

GOD created us to be in a relationship with Him.

OUR sins separate us from God.

SINS cannot be removed by good deeds.

PAYING the price for sin, Jesus died and rose again.

EVERYONE who trusts in Him alone has eternal life.

LIFE with Jesus starts now and lasts forever.

We are a Spirit-led church since 1973.


Is Bethel Chapel right for your family?

Give us a call or drop us an email, we are happy to answer any questions you have.



(219) 326-7198


 2805 N State Road 39, 2805 IN-39, La Porte, IN 46350


Sundays at 10 am-11:30 am

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Join us this Sunday at 10 am.  See you then!

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