God has called Bethel Valparaiso to be a church that responds to the needs of the earth locally and globally. God has turned our eyes and hearts beyond our local communities and asked us to follow Him into what He is doing in various places across the globe.
Leader: Nicole Bihl
Bethel Valpo is strategically partnered with New Reality International serving the Good Samaritans Children’s Home in Trou-Du-Nord, Haiti. Alongside of that we support missionaries in Turkey and Myanmar and several great organizations right here in Porter County.
Whether it’s a local prayer gathering or event, a mission trip, supporting our ministry partners, or more, stepping into these communities can happen at any time and in a variety of different ways.
Zach & Laura Balon
Zach and Laura (and their 3 children Josh, Isabelle and Evan) are working to see the greatest amount of people give the greatest amount of glory to our great and glorious God in Turkey. They are starting a church in Istanbul following the verse in Isaiah 66:1 “Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be?” Their desire is to build a place for the Lord and his people to find rest.
Adam & Beth Hunt
Adam and Beth are partnering with God to bring life-changing transformation to lives and communities in Myanmar. They are joining a multi-cultural team of families who are equipping local churches and their communities. Beth desires for others to intimately know God and His love; to be healed and whole, knowing their identity in Him. She will facilitate this through encouragement, teaching and intercession. Adam is partnering with nationals to start innovative businesses and training centers to free people from the cycle of poverty through job creation and sustainable income generation.
New Reality International
On March 22nd, 2014, Bethel Valparaiso began a partnership with New Reality International.
New Reality International is a 501c3 non-profit organization in the U.S. and a registered charity in Canada, dedicated to providing physical, emotional and spiritual healing to the most vulnerable children suffering from extreme poverty, disease and injustice worldwide.
Face The Son Ministries
Face The Son Ministries, formerly Healing Rooms of Valparaiso, offers physical and emotional healing, prophetic words, encouragement, restoration, deeper intimacy with the Father, and living from victory not seeking it.
First Contact Ministry is keeping people and families in their homes with their utilities on.
Working directly with township trustees, Porter County churches, grants, organizations, businesses and individuals, a volunteer pool of office workers from area churches helps unemployed people to set healthy financial and personal goals and keep to them. Through their budgeting program, First Contact has been able to weed out habitual abusers and assist throes with a true desire to become good stewards of the resources they are provided with. To empower people toward self sufficiency, First Contact takes the time with each individual to explore why they find themselves in need of assistance to vein with, and gets to the heart of the matter providing in conjunction with financial assistance and planning a listening ear, encouragement, prayer, and referrals.
It is First Contacts hope and prayer that more members of our community will become involved by becoming financial supporters of First contact. To do so, please submit tax deductible donations to First Contact Inc., 61 Indiana Ave., Suite D, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Courtside Ministries mission is to enable people working in or going in and out of courthouses to experience the love, grace and power of Jesus Christ by inviting His presence through prayer. We desire to see people globally encouraged through hope, strengthened through prayer, guided by the Bible, helped by the community, reconciled to each other, and forgiven through Christ. To accomplish the mission we will partner with local churches and faith-based social services for sustainable follow-up and support.
Meets at Valparaiso Courthouse (downtown Valpo)
Hours: Mon and Wed 8am-12noon weather permitting
Contact: Rita Truex (219) 462-0277
Call Barb Kemler – Director at (219) 462-8332 for more information.