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Bethel Outreach

Faith Active in Service

Did you know?

Bethel tithes 10% of its planned giving to Outreach ministries and approximately 5% to unplanned giving.

Bethel’s Outreach consists of a team of people who pray, guide and assist how best to dedicate Bethel’s time, talent, and resources for local, national, and international needs.

Every member of Bethel Lutheran Church is a member of Bethel’s Outreach Ministry. Our
mission is to reach those who are outside the walls of our Church with the message and the
love of Jesus Christ by ministering, serving, and giving.

”Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”…

Contact Us

Marie St. Gelais – marie@saintgelais.com

Local Mission Programs

Catholic Charities

A variety of charities that address the root causes of poverty www.ccharitiescc.org/what-we-do/marian-house/

o    Family Mentor Alliance – Provides mentoring services to families experiencing homelessness

o    Marion House – Home to a variety of services that address the Root Cause of Poverty

Family Promise

A Community Response for Homeless Families with Children www.ihn-cos.org

o    IHN – Local churches providing shelter for homeless families

o    Hope Homes – A homelessness to home ownership program    

o    Heart in Home – Homelessness prevention and diversion

Habitat for Humanity

Bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope www.habitat.org

Lutheran Family Services

Service agency helping children and families during their most challenging times www.lfsco.org

Mercy’s Gate

Serving People from Crisis to Hope www.mercysgatecs.org

Mission Medical Clinic

Healing the Sick in the name of Jesus (FREE clinic) www.missionmedicalclinic.org

Rainbow Trails

Rocky Mountain Synod ELCA facility for summer camping, retreating opportunities and site rentals www.rainbowtrail.org

Say What? Truck

A collaborative transportation resource bringing assistance to non-profit organizations http://saywhattruck.com/

Springs’s Rescue Mission

Together we can provide pathways out of homelessness for everyone in Colorado Springs www.springsrescuemission.org

Outreach Assists Over 25 Mission Programs

All programs meet the following criteria:

  • Is it faith-based?

  • Does it make efficient use of its funds (85% of funds go to the program)?

  • Does it serve a distribution of agencies (Local, National, and International)?

  • Does it serve organizations from various categories (Health/Welfare, Hunger, Disaster Relief, Education /Spiritual Outreach)?

  • Are church members actively involved?

  • If a mission church, is preference given to regional LCMC?

    • Who/How many are impacted?

    • Does Bethel have a history with the program/mission?

Print an Outreach Funding Request form here.

National Mission Programs

LCMC and Mission Churches

Various missions supported by LCMC www.lcmc.net

Lutheran Disaster Response

Brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/

Oaks Indian Mission

Christian communities and tribal nations prepare Native children to lead and serve www.oaksindianmission.org

International Mission Programs

Compassion International

Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name www.compassion.com

Feed My Starving Children

Feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit www.fmsc.org

Global Health Ministries

Ensuring access to quality healthcare for the world’s most vulnerable people www.ghm.org

Lutheran World Relief

Work with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty www.lwr.org

Operation Christmas Child

Shoebox gifts for children around-the-world www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child