Bethel Outreach

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.

Each member of Bethel is part of Bethel’s Outreach Ministries called to Acts of Service in Jesus’ name.

”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.”…

Matthew 25:40

Featured Event

June –  Family Promise IHN

Family Promise’s mission is to end family homelessness one family at a time.  One aspect of their program is the Interfaith Hospitality Network where four families are housed & fed in local churches.   Congrats to Bethel for participating in IHN for over 16 years!!

This year we will host our IHN guests from June 18th to July 2nd.  Please come provide HOPE to these families by volunteering as an overnight host, helping transform our Sunday School rooms to bedrooms and sharing a meal & evening activity with our guests.  You can volunteer with a friend, family or as part of a small group!  If needed, we are willing to pair you with “seasoned” volunteers!  We also need food items and prepared dinners, please see clipboards in the narthex for these items.

Hope Homes is Family Promise’s newest initiative and with God’s help we will have a home to help renovate for a family during the daytime of our IHN weeks.  Please be on the lookout for more information about this project!  If you need to plan for a day off work, please look at Jun 18-24.


The Say What? Truck in the past month has been utilized by Mercy’s Gate in picking up and delivering furniture from Compassion International. It was also used for the Cases of Love fundraiser last month in collecting donations from Pikes Peak YMCAs to help provide suitcases, duffle bags and hygiene items for children in foster care. On May 12th the truck will be used by CASA of the Pikes Peak Region to gather items for their annual rummage sale. The truck continues to be used by Because We Choose To each month as well.

A huge Thank You Bethel for your generous Lenten Offering, $1,827.73. This amount will definitely “Lend a Helping Hand” towards the purchase of a manufactured home. Through Hope Homes a homeless family who has graduated to self-sufficiency from the Family Promise – IHN program will have the opportunity to become homeowners. What a special way Bethel has come together and shown the love and hope of Christ’s resurrection. He has risen! He has risen, indeed!

In April, Bethel Outreach donated items to Wish House fulfilling a need that allowed them to open on time.

 Upcoming Events

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?

Pick up an Outreach Benevolence Request form at the Bethel office or download one here.

Local Mission Programs

Catholic Charities

A variety of charities that address the root causes of poverty

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

o    IHN – Local churches providing shelter for homeless families

o    Hope Homes – A homelessness to home ownership program

Habitat for Humanity

Bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope

Lutheran Family Services

Service agency helping children and families during their most challenging times

Mercy’s Gate

Serving People from Crisis to Hope

Mission Medical Clinic

Healing the Sick in the name of Jesus (FREE clinic)

Rainbow Trails

Rocky Mountain Synod ELCA facility for summer camping, retreating opportunities and site rentals

Say What? Truck

A collaborative transportation resource bringing assistance to non-profit organizations

Springs’s Rescue Mission

Together we can provide pathways out of homelessness for everyone in Colorado Springs

National Mission Programs

LCMC and Mission Churches

Various missions supported by LCMC

Lutheran Disaster Response

Brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters

Oaks Indian Mission

Christian communities and tribal nations prepare Native children to lead and serve

International Mission Programs

Compassion International

Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name

Feed My Starving Children

Feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit

Global Health Ministries

Ensuring access to quality healthcare for the world’s most vulnerable people

Lutheran World Relief

Work with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty

Operation Christmas Child

Shoebox gifts for children around-the-world