COMMUNITY WORSHIP for Fergus Falls location today! 9:30 AM at Roosevelt Park

Mission  EXPANSION

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!
Congregational Business Meeting (Oct. 27)
All four of the following motions passed:
  • Motion Seconded & Carried (MSC): To authorize the acquisition of land (the soccer field west of Bethel Church property) from the Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America.
  • MSC: To approve a contribution equal to the amount budgeted within the Bethel "Make Room" project for new parking area land acquisition, to Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, to assist HLA in building a soccer field.
  • MSC: To approve the "Make Room" project, including the Fergus Falls "Current Site Build and Renovation" Schematic Design, and project budget of up to $7,000,000.00 ($7 million), and to authorize the Design Build Contract with Churches by Daniels.
  • MSC: To authorize the Contract Continuation Addendum with Jon Wright of Generis to complete the duration of a Capital Campaign for the amount of $38,200.00.

"Make Room" Introduction

Where are we today?

What's been done?

Where are we going?

Bethel, what if...?

A Make Room Story

Over the last year...

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
(Meal provided / Childcare available)