Welcome to Bethany! We are a small town church that seeks to believe, obey, proclaim and live God's Word. By no means have we perfected this mission but through the grace of God we strive to live this out by building others up in community, praising our great Savior, Jesus Christ and focusing on Bible based teaching. You will find a small overview of what our church is here on this website. We encourage you to stop in to one of our Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 or 11:00, watch a service online, or send an email with any questions you may have. We would love to hear from you!
A word from our pastor
Thanks for checking out our website. I hope that you will come and visit us sometime. I'm a little biased, but I think that this is a great church. My family (my wife Jenny and our five kids) have been serving here for ten years, but I also grew up just down the street from the church and it was so instrumental in my early years. Now, this isn't a perfect church (if you find one of those let me know) but it is an honest one that seeks to know and glorify God, to live life with others who are doing the same, and to share the good news, with all those around us, that there is a savior (Jesus Christ). Lastly, one of my favorite parts of our church is that it is so multi-generational. I love looking around and seeing 9-month-olds and 90-year-olds, and everything in between, sharing life together. I hope you take the opportunity to come and visit us some day.
Pastor Roger Viksnes
What to expect?
Coming into the building there are two main entrances, the side entrance near the street and the rear main entrance, which is the most used. As you come in that door if you head straight you will reach a set of stairs to the sanctuary and upper room. If you head to the right you will get to our bathrooms, nursery, kitchen, and gym. Sunday mornings are more formal than weekday events at Bethany, but that being said, we do have plenty of people that show up Sunday morning with jeans and a flannel. We suggest you come in what is comfortable for you. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
The biggest impact Bethany has had on my life is that this church is constantly bringing me back to what is most important, the good news that Jesus Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead so that we too can walk in a new life with Him. I am always challenged by the sermons and the people in this church to live this new life in a manner worthy of this gospel. All the people at Bethany feel like family, and going to church feels like going home.