Our Beliefs

Bethel IBC is a founding member of the International Baptist Convention and a member of the Federation of Evangelical Free Churches in Germany (Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland-BEFG), which is affiliated with the Council of Christian Churches in Germany (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen in Deutschland-ACK). Being Baptist in doctrine and affiliation, we have similar beliefs to most mainline Christian churches in every continent:
  • God manifests himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; 

  • Jesus Christ is the only Saviour of people; 

  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the guide of our faith and practice; 

  • All believers have direct access to God;
  • Baptism is by immersion and for believers only; 

  • All people are entitled to religious liberty;
  • Church autonomy / separation between church and state.



We warmly welcome people from other faiths (or no faith) in our services; whether they are looking for prayers, wanting to find out more about Jesus, or simply interested to see what goes on.

Christians from other denominations are also very welcome. They are encouraged to take part in the worship and life of the church as members.

If you have any questions concerning our beliefs, feel free to contact us.