The Gospel Need – Over 2.2 million people live in the densely populated Central Maryland area between Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Annapolis. Relatively few doctrinally faithful, gospel-preaching churches exist to reach this predominantly secularized area. The options narrow further if a Christian living in central Maryland desires to grow spiritually and disciple others under the expository preaching of God’s Word.
Where We Are Now – Since the summer of 2013, the Lord has continued to bless Bethel Baptist Church with many opportunities to reach and disciple people to the point that now we’re in need of a larger facility where we can continue to be used of the Lord to reach our community with the Gospel, unhindered by the limitations of our current facility. After an initial sanctuary expansion to remove the interior wall in the back of the auditorium, we find ourselves at near maximum seating capacity again (approx. 95 seats) and we are also at maximum parking capacity! Our half-acre lot will not allow us to add on to our current facility and the BBC congregation is unified in its desire to see God move us to a location where we can continue to grow and be used of the Lord.
The Opportunity Before Us – Only 1.4 miles from our current facility, we have been made aware of a church building that is being sold for considerably less than its value. With a good size building, ample classroom space, 3.8 acres of land, and even a parsonage, this facility would give us the room to move forward for the sake of God’s kingdom for many years to come.
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So far the BBC congregation has raised a little over $100,000.00 as a down payment to purchase this building, but more is needed to cover the 25% minimum cash required to purchase the property. While we will probably need to take out a loan initially, we are praying that we would be debt free with the donations received from God’s people and sale of our current property. With this in mind, we wanted to make the need known to brothers and sisters in Christ beyond our local church, hoping that the Lord may choose to provide through the leading of His people, not only in the Maryland area but potentially in other parts of the country. Would you prayerfully consider giving to this cause?
You can make a tax-deductible donation of any amount using any major credit card or you can send a check into 1001 Stewart Lane, Glen Burnie, MD 21060.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration, and even if you can’t contribute, please pray for the Lord’s provision for us so we can continue to do His work. Please “share” this page to make the need known to others who may be able to help!
Note: Should Bethel Baptist Church be unable to acquire the building mentioned, all donations will be held in a fund to be used to purchase another building in the future.