Becker Evangelical Free Church Women’s Ministry




What is a Bible Intensive, you ask? Well, this is a little different from a regular women’s conference in that we will be teaching through a book of the Bible, which this year is 1 Thessalonians! MANY more details to come, but for now:
Who: Any female who calls or is considering calling BEFC their home.
What: Being equipped to know a book of the Bible more deeply, encouraged by the hope that we have because of Jesus, in 1 Thessalonians. Taught by BEFC women. Worship, snacks and fellowship!
When: April 16 (evening) – April 17 (afternoon)
Where: Hope Evangelical Free Church (Monticello) with overnights spent in various BEFC ladies’ host homes!
Why: To grow in the knowledge of God’s Word and intimacy with each other as sisters in Christ at BEFC.
Registration is closed.

Join us the first Monday of each month at the church office to pray for the lost, that they might come to knowledge of their sin and need for a Savior. We will meet at 6pm on March 1st, April 5th, May 3. Led by Jill Cook.

In an endeavor to feel more connected during this time where we aren’t getting together as much as groups, the BEFC Women’s Ministry has put together a group of women that will in turn reach out to each woman of BEFC.  These Care ‘n Prayer leaders will be reaching out to you occasionally to see how you are and if you have any prayer requests/needs.  These leaders will continue to pray for you. There is no commitment on your part, we just want to intentionally be in prayer for each one of the women in our church family.

We are so thankful for each of you and pray that God continues to strengthen your hearts during this unusual season.  May you draw near to God and dig into His Word for encouragement and growth.



We have kicked off our fifth year!
Heart to Heart Mentoring; a message from Gwen and Marcia:
Hi Mentors and Mentees!

We are at the halfway point in our 6-month Mentoring Ministry Commitment. How is it going? What are you learning? We would love to hear about your experiences:

Also, there is an additional resource that you may want to consider if you are looking for something new.
The book, I am a Church Member – Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference has been distributed to church members of BEFC. This book explains the importance of connectedness and belonging to a church family.
If you would like a copy, there will be some available at the Welcome Table  on Sunday mornings at BEFC, or contact the church office at 763-261-4125.

Love In Christ,
Marcia and Gwen

And if you need some encouragement to be a part, read this article 🙂

Why Mentoring is Better than Asking Alexa




The Adult Sunday School is at 9AM during the school year.

We will do a topical study. Topics typically run 6-weeks, and many of our studies are through RightNow Media, so you can log in on your own and catch up if you miss a week! Feel free to join at any time.


After taking the Spiritual Gifts survey, maybe you discovered you have the gift of helps or hospitality. This is a great area in which you could serve our church – and we need you! If you feel God prompting you to help in this area, please contact the office. Want to take a Spiritual Gifts survey? Please click on the link HERE to find out your gifts today!


Here are a few words from Kami P., our Meals Ministry coordinator:

Love to cook? Love to help others in need? If so, we need you! The Meals Ministry is looking to add members to its team of meal providers. When a need (birth, surgery, death of a loved one, etc…) arises a notification goes out to our team and if you are able to help out, great!! If that date doesn’t work, there will always be others that arise throughout the year. Jump in whenever it works for you to serve! It may be once a year or 10 times a year, it is your choice. We simply encourage you to consider joining this team as a way to serve in our church and community!! It is truly heartwarming to deliver a meal to someone who needs it and see their smile of appreciation!! If you would like to join this team or would like more information about this ministry, please contact Kami P.

Looking to connect with other women? Keep an eye out for some events being planned by our Event Planning Team. If you have ideas or would like to be a part of this, contact Gwen P., Barb S. or Kim S.

Want to keep updated? Here are ways to find out what’s happening:

– Facebook page “BEFC Women’s Ministry”
– Instagram: befcwomensministry
– Monthly WM emails
– The Grid

It is our goal to have an event every quarter to allow us to have time together to connect with each other.

Women’s Ministry Team:

Dawn Bengtson
Molly Howse
Gwen Paulson
Barb Schendel
Karen Gudim

Women’s Ministry
Mission statement:
BEFC women’s ministry exists to glorify God by bringing women into a vibrant, personal relationship with our Savior and provide opportunities for them to grow spiritually, to fellowship and encourage one another, and to equip them to serve Him in our homes, church, community and around the world.

The several ways we provide these opportunities are:
1. Connecting:
Socials: Purpose is to fellowship with and encourage women in our church and community in informal gatherings, to touch them with the love of Christ, and to draw them closer to Him.
Showers: Offered to encourage and equip newly engaged or expectant women to serve the Lord beginning in their homes.

2. Growing:
Bible studies: Designed to help women grow in their relationship with the Lord. Times offered: Monday afternoons, Wednesday mornings at Grace Lutheran, Wednesday evenings during Hiz Kids, Thursday mornings and Sunday mornings during Sunday School.
Dig Deeper seminar: Previously offered several times per year to teach women how to dig deeper in personal Bible study. Offered now as the need arises.

3. Serving:
Meals Ministry: Serves members in our church and community with meals or other help when the need arises.
Service projects: Have included cleaning day at the church office. Cooking day to help prepare meals for families in need.

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