Evangelism and Lay Ministry

The mission of this ministry is to answer Christ's call for discipleship by ministering to those in need as well as to provide the congregation with oppportunities to serve locally as faithful Christians.  Activities always include praying for and encouraging the work of Bethel. We assist our pastor and other committees with their outreach. 

Our congregation has a strong relationship with the Sudanese Falls Community Church of Sioux Falls, SD. They visited us twice in 2015 and lead our worship with their traditional music. We have partenered with other churches and businesses to provide them with furnishing for their sanctuary and classrooms, a large van, quilts, and Bibles.

A clebration dinner was held for our Confirmands and their familes and in 2015, and we welcomed thirteen new members by transfer.

The congregation and the Bethel Foundation generously donated over $6, 500.00 for our campaign for Military Bible Sticks (Faith Comes by Hearing).

Two, well attended,  weekend seminars were held under the direction of Pastor Jamie Strickler and Institute of Lutheran Theology. The topics were: The Theology of Martin Luther and World Religions and Cults.