CEDAR LAKE | Bethel Church is expanding from its Crown Point base, establishing a second campus by merging with Community Bible Church in Cedar Lake. Bethel Cedar Lake, 13620 Wicker Ave, was introduced to the community in the form of a grand opening Sept. 16.
Bethel’s main campus, 10202 Broadway, Crown Point, has been located there since 1997. Earlier this year, Bethel launched an initiative called Mission Them, with the aim of multiplying its efforts in Northwest Indiana through multiple sites and partnerships with other churches. The Community Bible Church merger is Bethel’s first multisite.
Bethel Cedar Lake is open to the Cedar Lake and surrounding communities for Sunday church services at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. Each weekly service consists of a time of music followed by expository preaching by Pastor Steve DeWitt, among other Bethel pastors. Classes for kids ages newborn to fifth grade are provided during the services.
Midweek programs include gatherings for middle school and high school students, AWANA for kids, Celebrate Recovery (a program to help with addictions and habits), among others.
“We’re excited to be here in Cedar Lake,” said Tony Sorci, campus pastor at Bethel Cedar Lake. “As a church, we’re looking forward to making much of Jesus and the opportunity to serve Southwest Lake County.”