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Past Updates

Below are updates from the past year as Bethel worked together to propose a plan for Mission Expansion in Fergus Falls, Battle Lake and Boudamasa, Chad.

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!

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
October 7, 2019
Bethel Church, here is a video by your congregational chairman Daryl Synstelien with an update on where Bethel has come since the last update and right before a proposal is finalized in preparation for the business meeting on October 27th.
Click to see a list of informational meetings, including times, dates and other details. There is a variety of options to accommodate all schedules.
The business meeting will include a light lunch.
August 21, 2019
Your chairman of the congregation Daryl Synstelien shares some updates on Bethel's Mission & Facility Expansion project. This includes two videos and a downloadable PDF file. These resources include details on the report that was shared during our business meeting on August 11, as well as an overview of the question & answer session that followed. Please take some time to watch these updates so you can stay informed. You are encouraged to contact Daryl or church staff with ANY questions about this process. We want to gather as much information, ideas and questions during this time so we can move forward united in mission.
Business meeting update
Q&A session overview
July 30, 2019
Here's a video update from your congregational chairman, Daryl Synstelien, updating us on Bethel's Mission & Facilities Expansion project. We are still in the pre-construction, planning phase, looking forward to a congregational vote later in the fall. Bethel is currently working with the two organizations that you will hear about in the video.

It's been hot lately, so how about a report from a snowstorm?
July 15, 2019
In this video, congregational chairman Daryl Synstelien shares what happened during the June business meeting as it relates to the pre-construction phase of Bethel's Mission & Facility Expansion project. It's important to note that the motions that passed move us to the research and informational stage as Bethel considers how to address the issues of space as it relates to our parking and facilities.
You may also download the extremely helpful report from the Parking and Facility Expansion Committee (see link below) that was shared during the business meeting that lays out the reasons behind the proposal that was brought to the congregation and approved.