Local Missions

Mercy House
Mercy House is a shop where items are given freely to those in need. The shop is located in Bethesda’s south parking lot.
Stateline Youth For Christ
Stateline YFC exists to reach youth throughout the Stateline area with the gospel of Jesus Christ and in doing so bring gospel-centered transformation to the Stateline area.
Carpenter's Place
Carpenter’s Place offers direction with accountability to people with broken lives, helping them find peace with God, themselves and their communities.

Matthew 28:19

We believe every follower of Jesus is a missionary.  We believe Rockford is our primary mission field.  We envision of Rockford transformed by the hope of Jesus!

Our strategy is to INVEST and INVITE.

We INVEST in people.
We INVITE people to take their next step of faith.

Global missions


Cathy is currently serving in Columbia, South America. She is active leading worship, teaching, mentoring women, and leading discipleship and outreach programs. You can donate to Cathy here

kids around the world

Bethesda has had the privilege of partnering with Kids Around the World through missions trips and food packing events. Kids Around the World aims to share God’s abounding love through food, play, and story in impoverished regions of the world.

Join the mission

Joining Bethesda means joining a movement of people seeking to make a difference locally and around the world.  

Bethesda supports the following Jesus-Centered ministries:
- Pregnancy Care Center
-Safe Families
- RockHouse Kids
-Youth for Christ
- Kids Around the World
- HarborPoint Ministries
- Carpenter's Place
- Congo Kids
- Bridge Ministry
- One Body Collaborative
- Mercy House 

Encourage our active missionaries

Write and encouragement, question, or prayer and we'll connect you via email.