Thank you, LaWayne! (40 Years as Treasurer)

During Bethel’s Annual Meeting on January 28th, we had a chance to recognize and thank LaWayne Rogness for his 40 years of service as the treasurer of Bethel Church. Elder Board Chair, Daryle Synstelien share the following words before presenting LaWayne with a gift (see photograph). LaWayne has just completed his 40th and final year as Treasurer of Bethel Lutheran …

Amendments to Constitution & Bylaws

The Constitutional Committee was appointed by the Executive Committee of the Elder Board in January of 2017, and tasked with reviewing Bethel’s procedures and functionality for effectiveness, and Bethel’s Constitution and Bylaws to identify areas where the language needs revision or where new language needed to be proposed. The committee met seven times from February through July of 2017. Changes …

2017 Annual Report

Bethel’s 2017 Annual Report is ready. You can flip through Bethel’s annual report or download a PDF copy. View the 2017 highlight video above, as well. This report can’t possibly tell the whole story, nor does it attempt to. The story of 2017 is more than a written “report” can tell. Often churches are measured by the “3 B’s”: Bodies, …

Christmas Programs 2017

#Waiting is Bethel’s theme for our Christmas Season. Israel waited for the promised Messiah. The angels waited to announce the birth of Jesus. God waited to fulfill his promise. We wait for Jesus to return someday and bring us home to heaven for eternity in his presence. What are you #WAITING for? The following are photos from December 10th and 17th. …

Missions Week 2017

This year’s Mission Week focused on Bethel’s growing relationship with some churches in Ensenada, Mexico. Ricardo and Antonia Alvarez, a husband and wife team from one of those churches, visited Bethel Church during Missions Week, along with Josue Ochoa who has been an important player in developing our relationship with the local churches. On Sunday, November 12th, during a missions …

Fall Family Festival 2017

October 31, 2017 Games, hot dogs and Trunk ‘r Treating, and gathering time to share the Gospel with our community sandwiched in the midst of all of the craziness. Please pray that God was able to speak through Bethel Church and all the wonderful volunteers who made this night happen! Scroll through photos below.

Kickoff Weekend 2017

Fall Kickoff Sunday / September 10th Sunday School for all ages and confirmation kicked off on Sunday in both Battle Lake and Fergus Falls. Bethel Battle Lake hosted a tailgate BBQ following worship and both campuses were invited to Sundae Sunday at Athletic Park in Fergus Falls. Scroll through photos below.

Chap Bettis Seminars

Chap Bettis will be our guest for the weekend of September 30th and October 1st.. He will be leading a Saturday morning parenting seminar, using his book “The Disciple-Making Parent” as his material. On Sunday Morning, Chap will preaching here at Bethel, and will be leading an evangelism seminar in the afternoon called “Evangelism for the Tongue-Tied” with his book …

Sundae Sunday (2017)

Celebrate the kickoff of the fall season with Bethel at Athletic Park, Fergus Falls, on Sept 10th (3:30-5:30 PM)! The entire community is invited! Sundae Sunday includes wiffle ball (sign up for a team!), ice cream, family friendly activities and fun with family and friends.