Love God.  Love Others.  Serve the World.


To be a grace-filled community of women known for making disciples who love God passionately, love others intentionally, and serve the world sacrificially.


Love God Passionately
  • We love God as a gathered and scattered community. (Colossians 3:16-17)
  • We love God through Word-driven disciple-making. (Luke 9:23)
Love Others Intentionally
  • We love others in authentic relationships. (John 13:35)
  • We love others by embracing diversity. (Galatians 3:28)
Serve the World Sacrificially
  • We serve the world with a gospel-centered focus. (Matthew 28:19-20)
  • We serve the world through grace-filled living. (John 13:12-15)

For questions or to register for a study, please email Stephani or call 701.232.4476.

Women’s Ministry invites you to join us in ministering to women at Bethel Church and beyond. Click here and see below to find out more about volunteer opportunities.

  • Classroom teachers for our Kid’s Program Tuesday mornings
  • Women’s Bible study leaders (application and interview required)
  • Special Events Coordinators
    • Leadership Team
    • Decorating
    • Hospitality (greeters, handing out literature…)

If you are interested in any of these positions or need more information, please contact Stephani Karges by email (stephanikarges@bethelfc.com) or call her at 701.232.4476.

Women’s Bible Studies

Forgiven & Set Free (post-abortive study)

This is a Christ-centered, safe and supportive study for women to find hope, healing and peace surrounding abortion. Due to topic sensitivity, study location is not made public. For confidential inquiries, contact Kay Kiefer at forgivenandsetfree@bethelfc.com.

Sundays (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.) Room A

December 8-May 10

Starting December 8, this group will begin to study The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi. We will discuss Jesus in Bethlehem and Nazareth for two weeks. Then, we will start Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth’s book, Seeking Him. In this 12-week interactive study, Wolgemuth and Grissom guide you through critical stages of spiritual renewal including humility, repentance, grace, holiness, obedience, forgiveness, and power through the Spirit-filled life. Each week includes five days of individual study, group questions, and application exercises.

We will come back to The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi March 15 – April 5, with visits to Capernaum, Galilee, the Mount of Olives and Jerusalem during the Easter season.

Seeking Him will continue April 26 and conclude May 10. To order books, contact stephanikarges@bethelfc.com.

Fridays (6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.) Room 112

November 8-January 10

Defined by Priscilla Shirer

Defined is a new Bible study for women age 18 – 30. This group will begin meeting together on Friday, November 8 and meet all school year, choosing the next study together. The first study, by Priscilla Shirer, will lead you to your true identity in God.

For more information, contact email Stephani or call 701.232.4476.

Women of Worth – Bethel Single Women 40+

Saturdays (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) Skaff Apartment Community Room 

January 18-June 13

New Bible Study – True Spirituality by Chip Ingram

In Romans 12, God gives us a clear picture of what Christians should look like at the root level. If you’re ready to move beyond the motions of religion and experience a real relationship with God, your journey begins here. This 12-week study kicks off Saturday, January 11 and meets every other week from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Skaff Apartment Community Room, 4955 17th Avenue S, Fargo (Stone Village West). The study will conclude June 13, followed by a potluck lunch.

Women of the Word groups are 5 to 7 women who gather weekly to study God’s Word and encourage each other toward spiritual maturity. Women will be given tools for daily study of Bible passages and then gather together weekly to discuss what they learned, pray for each other, and encourage one another in their walk with the LORD.

Joining a group

Beginning the week of January 8, we will be studying the books of 1 & 2 Timothy.

What to Expect

Groups will consist of five to seven women, committed to meeting weekly to share what they have discovered in their daily bible study. A reading and journaling plan will guide group members through a specific book of the Bible. Each day, women will read a portion of Scripture and explore truths about God, truths about people, find the main idea of the passage, connections to the Gospel, and how to apply the passage personally.


It would be helpful to know if you plan to attend a group before you arrive. Please email Stephani at stephanikarges@bethelfc.com or call her at 701.232.4476 to let her know which group you plan to attend.


Tuesday Morning MOMs Group

Our group will meet weekly on Tuesday mornings from 9-11 a.m. throughout the year in Room E (downstairs, across from Choir Room). Come enjoy coffee and fellowship with other mothers as we dive into the scriptures and discuss real issues facing mothers today, all while our children are cared for by loving volunteers! Our Tuesday morning Children’s Programming is available upon registration. If you have any questions, please email Amy – amyhashbarger@bethelfc.com.

MOMs Registration

MOMs Registration 2019

Tuesday AM Children’s Program Registration

Tuesday Morning Children's Program Registration

Wednesday Night MOMs Group

Our group will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. in Room A throughout the regular school year. Come enjoy support and fellowship with other mothers from all ages and stages of life, as we dive into the scriptures and discuss real issues facing mothers today. This group coincides with AWANA **separate registration is required. To register for this group, please email Stephani – stephanikarges@bethelfc.com.

FLOURISH: A Mentoring Journey is a year-long commitment that connects women in a curriculum-based mentoring relationship to encourage and challenge one another in their walks with Jesus. FLOURISH calls women to a higher standard of living following the commands in Titus 2:3-5, a God-filled life for the sake of the Gospel.

What will this look like…

We are just starting this program and will be receiving applications for Mentors first. Once our mentors are trained, we will be able to receive applications for women who would like to be mentored. After the applications are received, women will be matched together and begin the journey of Flourish. These matched women will meet face-to-face monthly. Mentors may have more than one mentee. We ask that you have devotional time in the Word five days a week, which includes also connecting with your mentor via phone or text at the end of each week.


We are looking for mentors now. Mentors commit themselves to being rooted in God’s Word and walking daily in His truth together with those they mentor. Their commitment to this process is to:

  1. Explore what the Scriptures say about topics such as: prayer, identity, calling, kinship, and gratitude.
  2. Be authentic and real, encouraging spiritual growth
  3. Pray for the Mentee
  4. Be available and keep commitments

Applicants will have an interview with Flourish leadership. Mentors will have a 2-hour training November 24 or December 15 (choose one date). Print the application form and apply today by clicking here.


A mentee commits to the year-long journey with a mentor who is hand-picked for them. She will also be encouraged to share life’s struggles and receive the care, guidance and help her mentor brings, through the Word of God, for everyday situations. Mentees can apply beginning November 10 through December 8. Print the application form and apply today by clicking here.


Each participant will need to purchase a journal.

Mentor Journal – $25 (If you sign up to be a Mentor before December 7 you will get $5 off)
Mentee Journal – $20

Payments will be taken after applications are processed.

Enjoy community as you engage in specific opportunities for women centered around gathering with those who have a common interests.

Creative Crafts & Scrapbooking

We have a team working on opportunities for creative women to Love Others and Serve the World through their crafting abilities.  For more information on upcoming events, contact Stephani.

logo-powerfitness-0-0-221-104PowerFitness Hour

Bethel Gym (5:30 p.m.)
PowerFitness is a cardio and strength training class for women set to awesome Christian music. Multitasking at its finest…worship, fitness and fun! Our goal is to offer a challenging workout regardless of your fitness level. With three instructors, we have a lot of options for you so we encourage you to drop in and check us out! The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the gym at Bethel (during the school year). Contact Shawn Lind for more information. (A small donation for the year is suggested, but not required.)

Close Knit

Bethel Office (6:25 p.m.)
Beginning and seasoned knitters and crocheters are welcome to come and share their talents and meet new people. Our focus will be making winter items for people in need in our community. Donations of yarn, needles and hooks are greatly appreciated and will be put to good use. New attendees are always welcome.  This group follows the Awana Calendar. Contact Stephani Karges for more information about Close Knit


Bethel Gym (7 p.m.) Meets September-April
Are you ready for a fun and competitive volleyball league? Teams meet every Thursday night in the Bethel gym at 7 p.m.. All levels of play are welcome; college age and older. If you would like to join a team, please contact Sara at volleyball@bethelfc.com

Loree VeithLoree Veith, MA, LAPC

Women’s Ministry Director




Stephanie KargesStephani Karges

Administrative Assistant to Women’s Ministry




Amy Hashbarger

Associate Director of Bethel Women

Women’s Calendar

Come Away with Me – Prayer Retreat

Friday, January 10, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 11, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
More info found online by clicking here.

We’d love to have you join our Facebook group. Click on this link or search for “Bethel Women Fargo” in Facebook to find us and join the conversation.