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.

THE MISSION OF CHRIST IN OUR GENERATION

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!

Sermon Series

Make Room: The Mission of Christ in Our Generation
The temple wasn’t just a building. It was where God said he would meet with his people. It was his reach of love into the lives of people as well as a way to proclaim the glory of God and extend the reach of God to the nations. So when the temple was destroyed and God’s people were taken away as exiles, something had to be done.  God orchestrated the release of his people from captivity so they could return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple. They began the work as God commanded them to, but over time “life” happened, resistance arose, and the mission was set aside. Enter the prophet Haggai. He was sent by God to help the people refocus and make room for God’s mission in their generation. Haggai points ahead to Jesus – the ultimate temple – the ultimate meeting place between God and sinners.  In this series, we’ll see that today the mission of Christ is extended through us, the Church; we are his temple.  As we make room for others, Christ’s mission advances in our generation as well!
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"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

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.