June 9, 2019 marked the genesis of the Bethel Chinese Congregation, a first-of-its-kind initiative to provide Mandarin language worship, discipleship, and evangelism to the population of nearly 3,000 Chinese people in Lake and Porter Counties.
Pastor Tim Chen preached a sermon in Mandarin and was assisted by an English language translator, enabling bilingual families the ability to worship together. There were 89 in attendance, approximately 70 of whom were members of the Chinese community.
Calvary Baptist Church of Highland, Indiana hosted the Chinese congregation and graciously served a reception to the newly formed fifth congregation of Bethel Church.
We look forward to the future as we seek to make More + Better disciples of Jesus Christ!