If you’re currently in the process of planning an imminent service for a loved one, we are ready to pray with you and help you. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you know where to start. For more information, contact Pastor Gary Siefers, at 701.232.4476 or GarySiefers@bethelfc.com.
Funeral services are typically reserved for members and regular attendees of Bethel Church.
There’s no facility charge for Bethel Church members and regular attendees to use the facility for funerals. If additional help is needed for custodial and sound ministries, there may be a charge. Non-attendees will incur a charge.
Monday afternoons through Friday mornings. Funerals and memorial services are scheduled with top priority over many other events with the exception of weddings and conferences. The facility is typically not available outside of this schedule unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Depending upon availability and the size of the service, they are typically held in the Worship Center or the Family Life Center.
Bethel Church’s Funeral Luncheon Team provides lunch or dessert receptions depending on the service time.
Pastors at Bethel Church are available to officiate funerals at the church as well as at funeral chapels and interment sites. The Director of Care Ministry will provide pastor availability. Pastors not affiliated with Bethel must be approved in advance by the Ministry Leadership Team.
The Bethel Church Worship Arts team may be available to help you with music arrangements for the service. Family members, friends, and outside musicians are also welcome to participate.
Full-time Bethel Church staff members do not receive honorariums since assisting with funerals is part of their ministry responsibility. Part-time staff, volunteers, and outside participants may accept honorariums. The Director of Care Ministry can offer suggested honorarium amounts.
One audio CD of the service will be recorded and gifted to the family. The family has permission and is responsible for creating any duplicates as needed.