Bethel Church believes that it is important to belong to the church family at different levels. In public worship with the larger body, in mid-sized groups, such as Sunday School or special events and also in small groups of 10-20 people of all ages. This gives us opportunities to grow spiritually, both personally and corporately.

We also understand that God is working in each of our lives in different ways. There are several different types of groups going on at Bethel Church.

Life Groups are about “doing life together.” Each group looks a little bit different depending on their demographics. Life Groups value multiplication through raising up new leaders to start new Life Groups. Though each group has its own culture, there are values that stay the same.

The life of these groups are made up of three non-negotiables:

  • Eating together (potluck style dinner)
  • studying a book of the Bible together and a time of prayer
  • mission together (local and international)

The “doing life together” vision for these groups includes group activities and opportunities outside the “meetings.” These groups have no end date, encouraging them to continue to grow and multiply, creating many close-knit communities in Bethel Church, each with an outward vision of God’s Mission in our communities and world.

Currently, there are three active Life Groups:

Sundays (2nd & 4th), 5:00-7:00 PM
Mike & Beth Thorson’s home
Leaders: on rotation / Childcare not provided

Wednesdays (2nd & 4th), 5:45-8:00 PM
Rotate between:
Pastor Rich & Karen Iverson’s home
Dan & Rachel Venberg’s home
Leader: Dan Venberg / Children are welcome

Thursdays (1st & 3rd), 6:00-8:30 PM
Doug & Sherry Thorson’s home
Leader: on rotation / Childcare not provided

Please contact Pastor Rich Iverson for more information and how to get connected to a Life Group.

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Home Bible Studies meet in various homes, studying various topics.

These groups are usually focused on long-term relationship with short-term study topics.

View Home Groups
There are usually Women’s Bible Studies happening at throughout the year. Sign up for any of the groups and show up.

View Women’s Bible Studies

If a seasonal women’s event is coming up, it will be listed below.


Date/Time Event
11/07/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Women's Game Night & Coffee Shop Chat
Bethel Lutheran Church – Fergus Falls, Fergus Falls Minnesota

Men’s Small Groups are developed out of Bethel’s Men’s Ministry. Recommended studies are distributed through the ministry, but each group is encouraged to use the study that fits the culture and needs of their own group.

If you are interested in joining a Men’s Group, check out the list of groups fill out the form, and Pastor Rich Iverson and/or the group leader will connect with you.


View a list of Men’s Small Groups

We also encourage you to attend on of the Quarterly Men’s Events to meet other men of Bethel Church.


Date/Time Event
11/17/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
4th Annual Bean Bag Toss Tournament
Bethel Lutheran Church – Fergus Falls, Fergus Falls Minnesota

Thursdays / 7:30 PM / Bethel Church (Fergus Falls campus)

A student-led community Bible study for college students meets at Bethel Lutheran Church every week.

If you’re interested, you can simply show up on Thursday nights.

Contact Bethel for more information.