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.



By God’s grace, we have the opportunity to RISK more, REACH more, and MAKE ROOM for more in Fergus Falls, Battle Lake and Boudamasa, Chad. Locally, regionally and to the “ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

MAKE ROOM in our lives so we can make a difference in the lives of others.

It’s time to...
  1. Meet the parking and facility challenges at our Fergus Falls campus with vision for growth!
  2. Invest the resources required to own and develop a facility for growth and impact in Battle Lake!
  3. Build a school capable of reaching the children of Boudamasa!

Make Room Stories

Make Room Overview

Bethel Meets the Commitment Goal!

Pastor Dave writes:
"I am thrilled to share this update on our Make Room commitment goal! Remember how we as a church had traveled 97% ("yards") with three "yards" left to the end zone? Watch this video to see where we're at today! Let's continue to MAKE ROOM in our hearts and in our lives in order to make a difference in the lives of others! Let's GO!"

Building classrooms for Bagirmi School

Missionary Nathanael shares a quick update (March 2021) on the construction of classrooms for the Bagirmi school (Gethsemane de Meube) and some training that the school teachers will receive on how to effectively integrate the Gospel into their daily teaching.

Current Sanctuary Renovation Complete

Bethel Church voted in June 2020 to move the current sanctuary renovation to top priority in order to prepare for fall worship gatherings during the pandemic. Renovation was completed in September 2020.

Build to Suit Lease for Battle Lake Facility

Pastor Kevin and Kate Haus announce 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 future. Please pray and dream with Bethel Church!

A CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING took place August 30 in Battle Lake. We're pleased to announce that the congregation approved the signing of a "build to suit" lease agreement for a ministry facility for Bethel Battle Lake!

Soccer Field Acquired / June 24

The closing on this land to the north of Bethel Fergus Falls (currently a soccer field) took place Wednesday morning, June 24, at 10:00 AM. This land will be used for more parking in the future, as part of our Make Room Initiative.

Video: During the outdoor worship (Thurs, June 25), while Pastor Dave prayed for the service, he also prayed over the newly acquired land that we were sitting on.

Giving: One Fund

Giving to Make Room is simple. It's called ONE FUND. This approach means that ALL giving to Bethel Church will fund both our ministry operations and the facility expansion So, simply consider your regular giving to Bethel and prayerfully consider how much God is calling you to increase your giving to help Make Room in Fergus Falls, Battle Lake and Boudamasa, Chad.
To commit to this intiative, you can fill out a commitment card and submit it to the church office. You can also fill out a commitment online.

Our Make Room journey...

September 2018

Bethel Fergus Falls has continued to experience growth, resulting in a crowded parking lot and building. Bethel moved to two hours of Sunday School and worship, evenly distributing attendance, and then needed to add an 8:00 AM worship service.

January 2019

The Elder Board presented a strategic ministry plan, which addresses our current space challenges and positions us for future growth and impact.

Spring 2019

Our Parking & Facility Expansion Committee worked tirelessly to research, interview, and develop the plan to move forward.

June 2019

  • Our Parking & Facility Expansion Committee delivered their comprehensive report (download below).
  • The congregation approved contracts for construction planning and stewardship consultation.

August 2019

The congregation received updates on building plans and initial concept drawings, followed by a Q&A session.

October 2019

Informational Meetings:
The informational meetings gave Bethel Church a chance to learn about the proposal, ask questions and be ready to vote at the business meeting on October 27th.
Congregational Business Meeting:
October 27, 12:00 PM

January 2020

Annual Meeting:
Updates on the Make Room initiative were shared along with a timeline for the Fergus Falls project. A start date is unknown at this point as information is gathered and conversations are happening with lenders. Watch for a business meeting to be called in the coming weeks as details come together.

February 23, 2020

Commitment Sunday:
On Commitment Sunday, Bethel Church submitted their commitment cards to invest in the Make Room Initiative. This wraps up our Make Room sermon series and launches Bethel into our three-year initiative to Make Room so we can make a difference in the lives of others in our own communities and around the world!

Financial Need

Make Room Goal: $8.3 million
With our One Fund approach, the combined amount for both continued operations (for 4 years) and the Make Room projects comes to $8.3 million.