Global Outreach

Global Outreach

Christians are called to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ for the glory of God.

And as a church, we are committed to encouraging, sending and supporting people who are called by God to carry out the Great Commission – locally, nationally, and internationally.


Bethany Baptist Church partners with several individuals and families across the globe as they share the Gospel, plant churches and teach people groups about the hope of Christ. But missions is about more than simply offering financial support to these partners. That’s why we send multiple teams each year to serve alongside our Global Outreach partners on short-term trips (GO Teams). We also work to connect our church family with local missions opportunities, like volunteering at Peoria Rescue Mission, the South Side Mission, and more. In addition, we prepare new leaders to be sent out into full-time work of spreading the Gospel through our nurture program.

That’s just a brief overview of the many opportunities at Bethany to get involved with Global Outreach. To learn more, simply click the links below.

In the Community

As a church, we love our community and we have a desire to foster strong connections in the greater Peoria area. A couple of specific opportunities for church members to proclaim the name of Jesus to our community is through two local ministry partnerships: South Side Mission South Side Mission is located at 1127 S. Laramie in Peoria. Due to the pandemic, we are not currently leading worship services at PRM. Contact the church office if you would like to serve through…

Partner With Us

The Global Outreach ministry at Bethany encourages, sends, and supports those in our church family that have a calling to carry out the Great Commission – whether that means they’re serving locally, nationally, or internationally. Our heart as a church is for outreach to be a global effort—but not just overseas, but also right here at home. That’s why we help connect our church family to serving opportunities at local ministries outside of Bethany – like Peoria Rescue Mission, South Side Mission, and others. Each year, there are multiple short-term GO…

Sharing the Good News

At Bethany, we want to help people learn to share their faith. It is our greatest desire to glorify God by winning people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, building them into mature disciples of Christ, equipping them for their ministry in the church and their life mission in the world, and planting healthy churches. One simple tool that can to help those that desire to present the gospel to others as well as those exploring the gospel themselves…

Church Planting

We desire to faithfully obey the Great Commission to make disciples. That conviction led Bethany to plant two churches in the Central Illinois area: Bethany Community Church and Living Hope Community Church. As the Lord blesses and grows His church, we pray God grants us even more opportunities to send out workers into the harvest. Bethany Community Church 27577 Dutch Ln.Washington, IL 61571309-508-1755 Living Hope Community Church 6116 W. Lancaster Rd.Bartonville, IL 61607309-633-0028

Knowing Christ Radio

Knowing Christ Radio began under the name “Firm Foundation Radio,” and began as a suggestion of Scott Krus, then General Manager of WBNH Radio, the local Moody affiliate in Central Illinois. Pastor Ritch’s desire was to hold up the name of Jesus, not his own, and was at first reluctant to do a radio broadcast. However, God used Scott and through his encouragement, Ritch came to see how God could be glorified by proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord over the…