About Bethel

Jesus loves You. Walk with him.

We welcome all people without regard to race, family or economic status, age, disability or sexual orientation, and invite them to participate fully in the life of our congregation.

Bethel Lutheran is a vibrant urban congregation of the ELCA. Founded in 1855, the campus is located blocks from the Capitol. Through Bethel Horizons, a beautiful camp and retreat center near Governor Dodge State Park, thousands experience growth in their faith.

Bethel is part of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin-ELCA.

Bethel feeds the hungry and welcomes the stranger through dozens of ministries and outreach opportunities locally and globally.

Mission Statement

We are being made whole through Christ to bring hope and healing to the world.

Our Vision

Worship

Connecting people to Jesus through worship, praise and thanksgiving.

Community

Building a Christ-focused community. Recognizing all people as created and loved by God. Devoted to learning, fellowship and prayer.

Learning

Growing faith in Christ through learning about God and His will for us.

Serving

Bringing peace to weary souls through Jesus. Love and comfort those who are hurting. Being Christ in the world through outreach and service.

Future

Building the next generation of believers through nurturing youth and family.

Staff Directory

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Property Resources Team

The Property Resource Team exists to equip the members for the work of ministry by overseeing the development and stewardship of the property resources of Bethel.

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Financial Resources Team

The Financial Resources Team exists to equip the members for the work of ministry through faithful financial stewardship.

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Human Resources Team

The Human Resource Team exists to equip the members for the work of ministry by overseeing the development and stewardship of the human resources of Bethel.

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Employment Opportunities

When positions become available they will be posted in this section.

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Facility & Parking

Where to park and information on renting the facility.

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Bethel Horizons

Bethel Horizons is located on more than 548 acres bordering Governor Dodge State Park. Our mission is to develop and perpetuate a physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual environment which will strengthen and enhance the understanding of a person’s proper relation to nature, to self, to others and to God. Horizons also offers meals and overnight accommodations for those attending our programs.

For all inquiries regarding camp retreat registration email bethelhorizons@bethelhorizons.org or call 608.257-3577.

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Historic Steensland House Apartments

The Steensland House Service-Focused Community is ideal for individuals with a passion for community engagement. It is the place for you to meet others interested in giving back to the community. It is fun, engaging, and will help you feel at home here in Madison! A welcoming sense of community will foster friendships among participants in addition to the Steensland House Service-Focused Community offering a strong focus on involvement in organizations serving Madison.

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