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.

Bethel's Values

What are our roots?

We are an evangelical Christian fellowship embracing historic Christian teaching.

All Protestant churches ultimately trace their heritage back to the historic teachings of the reformation. At Bethel, we align ourselves with the teachings of the Lutheran Reformation, due to the clarity with which these help us understand God’s Word. Specifically, we are affiliated with the Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America, headquartered in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. We attract both un-churched people as well as people from various church backgrounds because, while we affirm our Lutheran heritage, we choose to emphasize our common love for Christ and passion for sharing Him with all.


What is important to us?
Emphasis is placed on saving faith in Jesus Christ and the expression of that faith lived out in everyday life.

Our core values are:
  • Spiritual conversion resulting in a personal, living faith in Jesus Christ
  • Bible Study and prayer – in small groups, families and individually
  • Living as witnesses to Christ’s redeeming love in our community
  • Equipping God’s people for ministry in our church and community
  • Encouraging and strengthening families
  • Preaching that is Christ-centered, Biblical and engaging
  • Worship that is welcoming, vibrant and in the spirit of celebrating God
  • Living life free in Christ and obedient to God’s Word
  • Supporting Christian mission endeavors around the world


What is mission-critical for success in achieving our mission and vision?
  • Empowering Leadership
  • Spiritual Vitality
  • Helpful Structures
  • Life-Giving Worship
  • Effective Outreach
  • Warm Fellowship
  • Generous Stewardship