Posts with the category “mission-expansion”
Battle Lake Electrical and Site Work
August 9th, 2023
It's exciting to see progress being made at the Battle Lake facility. Electricians are on (and in) the ground this week burying electrical & low voltage conduit. A lot of time and thought has gone int...
Groundwork and Steel Structure Complete
February 8th, 2022
Through the fall and winter of 2021 work has continued steadily on the Fergus Falls expansion project. Many weeks of ground and utility work set a solid foundation for concrete and steel. As the struc...
Fergus Falls Lot is ready for parking!
August 14th, 2021
The parking lot at Bethel Fergus Falls will be ready to use Sunday, August 15.The lines will be painted during the following week, so cones will be set out as a guide.If you attend Bethel Fergus Falls...
Battle Lake Building Update (August 2021)
August 3rd, 2021
There's been a lot of waiting happening this summer as we look forward to a permanent ministry location in Battle Lake. Our hope was to start building in the spring, but that has obviously not happene...
Three Bagirmi School Classrooms Finished!
May 22nd, 2021
It's been reported by Lutheran Brethren International Mission that the construction on three of the six classrooms for Gethsemane de Meube (the missionary run Bagirmi School) has been completed! As yo...
Groundbreaking in Fergus Falls
May 22nd, 2021
Fergus Falls, MN, Tuesday, May 19, 2021On Sunday, May 16, 2021, Bethel Lutheran Church held a dedication and groundbreaking ceremony as they plan to expand both their building and parking lot at their...
Join the CELEBRATION!
May 7th, 2021
Bethel, will you make room in your calendar to CELEBRATE on May 16th? We are praising God for the unanimous vote at last Sunday’s business meeting, regarding the guaranteed maximum price for construct...
Final Votes - Expanding Fergus Falls Campus
April 29th, 2021
Bethel Church! What an exciting season we’re in!As we continue to press forward in our make room journey to expand our facilities; we have two more business meetings scheduled for May 2nd and May 16th...
Battle Lake Property Schematic Design
April 12th, 2021
During the congregational business meeting on April 11, 2021, Pastor Kevin Foss shared an image of the schematic design (possibly subject to future edits) that was approved by the Battle Lake Property...
Congregation Approves Signing of Lending Agreement
April 12th, 2021
At Bethel's congregational business meeting on April 11, 2021, the motion to authorize signing a the Lending Agreement for the parking lot and building expansion at Bethel Fergus Falls was approved.Th...
Make Room Commitment Goal Reached!
April 9th, 2021
Pastor Dave sent the congregation an exciting update about Bethel's Make Room Initiative.The following are some of his words:"I am thrilled to share this update on our Make Room commitment goal! Remem...
Bethel sends 80% of commitment to Bagirmi School
March 1st, 2021
We are thrilled to announce that Bethel has reached 80% of our Make Room commitment goal, releasing 80% of our commitment to Gethsemane de Meube (the Bagirmi School) to offset cost of the construction...
Make Room Plus Explanation
February 26th, 2021
Thank you for your generosity, Bethel! God has been working through you in 2020 to help Bethel reach 80% of the commitments to the MAKE ROOM campaign goal. Your generosity indicates a strong commitmen...
Business Meeting Results - Battle Lake Facility
September 3rd, 2020
Bethel held a congregational business meeting on August 30, 2020, which included a vote to approve the signing of a "build to suit" lease agreement for a ministry facility for Bethel Battle Lake.The m...
Exciting Battle Lake Facility Opportunity!
August 17th, 2020
We have an incredible opportunity for the Make Room vision for Bethel Battle Lake!A donor developer has offered to build a facility, leasing the building to Bethel with the option to purchase in the f...
Sanctuary Renovation Update - July 31
August 3rd, 2020
Below is an update on the sanctuary renovation from Pastor Rich Iverson and Daryl Synstelien.......
Weekly Update - July 10
July 11th, 2020
Bethel Church,Thank you for all your support and patience during the last two weeks as we started renovating the sanctuary. Your faithful giving has made it possible for Bethel to MAKE ROOM in prepara...
Sanctuary Renovation Update - July 8
July 8th, 2020
Pastor Rich and Daryl Synstelien share an update on the current sanctuary update at Bethel Fergus Falls. A lot has happened in a week!......
Weekly Update - July 1, 2020
July 1st, 2020
Bethel Church,A lot has already happened this week and some decisions were made yesterday regarding weekend worship, so we wanted you to know that now. The pews and carpet have already been removed fr...
Current Sanctuary Renovation Update and Plans
June 26th, 2020
Click image to download a PDF file of the design. Bethel Church, below is a message from Bethel Chairman, Daryl Synstelien regarding some updates and plans for our current Bethel Fergus Falls sanctuar...
Bethel Weekly Update - June 25, 2020
June 25th, 2020
Bethel Church,More opportunities and events are being added to our calendar on a weekly basis. See below for some upcoming events and the results of our business meeting from Tuesday evening.WORSHIP t...
Invite to an Important Business Meeting
March 1st, 2020
Elder Board Chair Daryl Synstelien invites you to be part of a really important decision regarding Bethel's Make Room Initiative. Below is the written version of the video. Hi Bethel family!The questi...
Make Room Update - Feb 16 (Chad Update)
February 16th, 2020
Dan Venberg, Bethel elder and Mission Mobilizer and Recruiter for the Church of the Lutheran Brethren, shares the latest update on the Bagirmi School in Chad. Also, watch this inspiring overview of th...
Make Room Update - Dec. 22
December 23rd, 2019
Missionary Nathanael shares a really cool story about how Christianity is being shared in the Bagirmi School in Chad! Please continue to pray for Nathanael and the teachers at this school....
Make Room Update - Dec. 15
December 15th, 2019
Pastor Dave shares a story about a girl who gave her life to Jesus during Bethel's Youth Group....
Make Room Update (Core Sampling) - Dec. 8
December 6th, 2019
Core sampling is happening at Bethel Fergus Falls today! Core sampling is a part of the pre construction work. Samples of the soil/earth are taken to see what kind of foundation we're dealing with and...
Make Room Update - Dec. 3
December 2nd, 2019
Bethel's Director of Operations Kate Haus shares what's been going on this past week since the last video update on Bethel's Make Room Project....
Make Room Update - Nov. 24
November 22nd, 2019
Bethel Family, on October 27th, we voted overwhelmingly to approve the "Make Room" project and budget, and to launch a capital campaign for funding. That starts the Design Development phase for Fergu...
A "Thank You" from your elders
October 31st, 2019
Bethel Family,You are a joy to serve as elders! The spirit of unity and celebration which characterized our Business Meeting on October 27th was beautiful and inspiring. The approved Make Room Project...
"Make Room" Mission Expansion - October Update
October 7th, 2019
Bethel Church, below is the transcript of this video by your congregational chairman Daryl Synstelien. This is a wonderful update on where Bethel has come since the last update and right before a prop...
August Update - Business Meeting Update
August 26th, 2019
Your chairman of the congregation Daryl Synstelien shares some updates on Bethel's Mission & Facility Expansion project. This includes two videos and a downloadable PDF file. These resources include d...
August Update - Mission & Facilities Expansion
August 2nd, 2019
Below is a video update from Bethel Elder Board Chair, Daryl Synstelien, updating us on Bethel's facility expansion project. ...
Update on Parking and Facility Expansion
June 16th, 2019
In the video below, congregational chairman Daryl Synstelien shares what happened during the business meeting as it relates to parking and facility expansion plans....