serve

We exist to serve.  

At our baptisms, we make a covenental vow.  
We promise to love, encourage, support, and pray for each other.
Bethel Church is a body of Christ that deeply cares for each other. We look for ways to serve each other and pray for each other. 

local service

Bethel Church exists to serve.


We seek to share the good news of Jesus with others by serving the community in various ways.  

We are involved regularly in local service projects.   Each June we get involved in the Black Oak Community to provide basic home restoration and repair to those in need.  

We also have a Helping Hands Ministry that seeks to provide help for anyone who may be in need.   If you or someone you know needs help with something, let us know by contacting Pastor Cal at caardsma@discoverbethel.org and we will see what we can do!

global service

We also try to be involved in sharing the good news in our global community.

Each spring, Bethel teenagers and adults journey somewhere for a Spring Break Service Project, often related to Hurricane or Tornado relief.

We also support ministries and missionaries around the world.

our missionaries

Dominican Republic


Guillermo and Shelly Hernandez: Guillermo is active in leading the church services and as the Spiritual Director of the Pathway to Jesus School. Shelly is the Director of the school (PK2 – 6th grade) and is in involved in teacher training and curriculum development. They also want to minister to the families of the school children.


Eddy and Carrie Ramos: Eddy is studying to become a pastor. Both Eddy and Carrie are involved in the International Christian Church, especially in the children’s ministry. They are moving forward to begin an expanded work with children in Monte Adentro which is a blighted community. Through relationships build with the children, they want to reach out to the adults in the community and begin a church.

 

Los Angeles


Hannah Groen : Hannah recently began working as a full time missionary with YWAM in the Los Angeles area. She is building relationships with the women who live on the streets and is bringing awareness to human trafficking issues through the Justice 180 program. She also tutors children who would otherwise be on the streets in gangs. She is hoping to begin a bakery or other form of profitable employment for the street women.

 

Nigeria


Mike and Victoria Van Der Dyke: Mike has worked with Resonate Global Missions (formerly CR World Missions) in Nigeria since 1979. The Van Der Dykes assist the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria (CRNC) in pastoral training and outreach in planting churches among unreached peoples in rural and urban areas in Nigeria and other West African countries. Mike is also the country leader for Resonate Missionaries in Nigeria.

 

Oman 


Jeffery and Melissa Bos: Jeffrey and Melissa have worked for several years in Bangladesh in the areas of theological education and transformational networks with partners working in Christian leadership and community development. They have also been involved in developing ecumenical and interfaith relations to create forums where people can openly share what they believe in a non-judgmental and safe atmosphere. In 2018 they will be transitioning to live in the Muscat, Oman, where Jeffrey will be serving as a program director with the Al-Amana Center.  This will include working to promote peace and build relationships between people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds both overseas and in North America.

 

Philippines


Mike and Pretty Van Prooyen : Mike is the executive director of Word of Life in the Philippines. They focus on reaching youth through camps, the Word of Life Bible Institute, Campus Ministry at the University of the Philippines, and through the local church ministries. They partner with more than 50 churches to establish and maintain effective youth ministries.

 

Romania


Steve and Jan Michmerhuizen: Steve and Jan are working on the Romanian/Hungarian border with Resonate Global Missions (former CRWM) to form a Transformational Network Development ministry. Many Romanian and Hungarian groups have been working in relative isolation with youth, adults, seekers, addicts, etc. Steve and Jan are trying to bring these small groups together to talk, share, pray, encourage and learn from each other. They want to see these partners strengthen in creative ways to share the Gospel among those with whom they work.

 

Tanzania


Rachel Lagestee: Rachel is working with Africa Inland Mission among the Matumbi – an unreached people group in Tanzania. Rachel lives in a local village. Together with her team members they work to build relationships with people, craft oral Bible stories using the Chronological Bible story principles, and disciple local believers. At a recent training seminar, several believers were encouraged to tell others in their villages about Jesus.

 

Ukraine


Dan and Laurel Bardwell: Dan and Laurel work ministering to and feeding people who are marginalized by society in two areas of L’viv. They hand out Bibles and engage them in conversations that point to Christ as our only hope. They also have an English club which they would like to see become a Bible study group.

 

Uganda


Micah and Betsy DeKorn: Micah and Betsy are working with refugee women who have experienced trauma from the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are designing a curriculum focused on the interaction of Jesus with women – showing their innate value and releasing them from shame.

stephen ministry

Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one confidential lay pastoral care ministry for those who are going through a crisis or major change in their lives. Individuals must go through a fourteen session training program prior to be commissioned as a Stephen Minister. To access more information about the training or to request a Stephen Minister, please contact one of the pastors. 

Click here to go to the staff page.   

For more information about Stephen's Ministry, visit their website:  www.stephenministries.org

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