ANNOUNCEMENT: Bethel will only hold a 10:30 AM worship service at Bethel Fergus Falls today. All Sunday School, confirmation, ministry activities and other worship services are CANCELLED at BOTH CAMPUSES.
Has God been working in your heart to reach out to your neighbors and make a difference in your community, lately? Over the last few months, we’ve seen many creative ways that people are caring for their neighbors! Do you have some of your own ideas? Now, imagine the impact you could have on your neighbors and your community if you had some funds to help kickstart YOUR idea! Bethel has set aside funds to help you make room in your life so you can impact the lives of those around you for the sake of the Gospel (Up to $2,500, depending on the need).

Currently Funded Ideas

Quote Wall

Team: Sarah (5th grader) with Jenny Mathiesen & Children's Ministries
Awarded: $250

What they will do: Partnering with Jenny Mathiesen and Bethel's children's ministry, Sarah is working on building a bulletin board at our Fergus Falls campus,  where anyone can share their favorite Bible verse, a funny moment, a prayer request, an inspirational quote, or an encouraging note.

What you can do: Plan on contributing to this wall when it goes up. Pray for that this will be a blessing to children and families, along with anyone else who sees it. 
Project Interview with Sarah by Jenny Mathiesen

Impact Battle Lake

Team: Kathy Johnson, Maxine Leinen & Cindy Morsch
Awarded: $1,000

What they will do: Kathy, Maxine and Cindy (along with others who have pitched in out of excitement for their project) are creating gift bags of blankets, treats, devotionals and more to bring Christmas cheer into what is a lonely and difficult time for nursing home residents. They plan to do something like this each month through April.

What you can do: Please pray that these gifts will encourage our local nursing home residents, along with other shut-ins in the Battle Lake area, over the coming months. 
Project Overview by Pastor Rich and Kate Haus

Project Nursing Homes (Fergus Falls)

Team: Nikki Morris & Women's Ministries Team
Awarded: $1,500

What they will do: Assemble Christmas gift boxes of lotion, towels, socks, and more to bless our local nursing home residents, who are feeling isolated, especially during this Christmas season.

What you can do: Please pray that these gift boxes will encourage our local nursing home residents during this Christmas season.
Project Overview by Nikki Morris

Totes of Toys

Team: Jasey Olsen, Kristin Christenson and Jen Stumbo
Awarded: $1,000

TOTES OF TOYS will give families in need the opportunity to give Christmas presents to their children this year! They will be distributing toys, a Children’s Bible, wrapping paper and tape in totes to these families.

What you can do: Nominate a family, give gift cards, or volunteer to help by clicking on the related links provided.*

* This project is finished. Thank you to all who helped make it happen. Please keep the families who received these gifts in your prayers this Christmas.

Project Overview by Team Member Jasey Olsen

Details about Imagine Impact

We’re calling this initiative Imagine Impact.
Bethel is prepared to provide anywhere from $500 to $2,500 for as many approved Imagine Impact entries as possible, based on the need for that project.

  • What: Use your imagination and come up with a project, ministry, event that would impact your local community in a way that could change lives for the sake of God’s Kingdom.
  • Who: You and at least one other person who is not part of your family
  • When: Submit your entry through the month of December
  • How: Submit your idea here by clicking the link. Let us know if you would like a paper copy of the entry form.
  • Available Funds: A range of $500-$2,500 for each project, based on each need
  • Celebration: We are celebrating these ideas during each weekly worship service through December and into January!

Bethel Church will connect with you to follow up and guide you along your journey of making your Imagine Impact vision a reality!