Your problem is simple. So is its solution.

You know it. So do we. After all we’re people exactly like you. With the exact same problem. And no amount of denying it, defending it, deluding it, or drowning it in a sea of human solutions will ever destroy it. The problem is sin. The solution is Jesus. He is the sin destroyer.

We’d love to tell you more. Please visit us on a Sunday morning. Problem solved.

What to Expect at Bethany

We strive for worship that is more timeless than traditional, more diverse than contemporary.

Our services typically last about an hour. We’ll work hard to make sure you feel welcome. But we’ll also tell it like it is—helping you come face to face with your living and loving God.

The focus will always be Jesus and the Bible. To make that happen, we are a church that follows an order of service—a liturgy. In the message and sacramental meal, in specially selected Bible readings, and in carefully crafted songs, prayers, and creeds, the liturgy proclaims the good news about Jesus from start to finish.

We work to keep the entire body together.

We seek to enfold young people into the life of the entire church and encourage them to participate in worship with the whole body of Christ. For that reason, we don’t offer any kind of separate “children’s church” for families with small children. We’d rather they learn about God next to the people who play the most important role in their formation as people—their parents.

Several of our members have small children—we love hearing the sound of those little ones echoing inside the walls of our church.

We often celebrate the Lord’s Supper, and we’ll politely ask you to abstain—for now.

About every other Sunday we celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. This sacramental meal is an expression of unity, agreement, and spiritual intimacy between the people who have committed themselves to membership in this church body. That’s why we ask guests and visitors not to participate—yet. We sincerely desire that all who come to us will eventually join us in the privileges and responsibilities of membership. We also understand that no one can make that kind of commitment without proper instruction. To help people along that path of commitment we offer instructional classes that, upon completion, open the door to full membership in the congregation and participation in the Lord’s Supper.

We are theologically conservative Lutherans.

The Lutheran Church traces its history to a man named Martin Luther, a church reformer who lived primarily in the 16th century. That was a long time ago, but his work has influenced churches ever since that time.

Our church is set firmly in the Lutheran tradition. Though not all Lutherans are similar, we are among the theologically conservative, which means we reflect what Bible teaches with Lutheran theological emphasis.

We believe that people are born sinful, in other words people can’t help but do wrong and need to be rescued from sin and wrongdoing. Jesus is that rescuer. He is given to us by God’s undeserved love. We come to know him through the Bible. We are saved only by faith in him.


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Where to find us


Our church is located at:
404 Roosevelt St
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Office Hours
Monday–Thursday: 8am–3:30pm
Friday: 8am–11:30am

Our Staff


Ethan Steinbrenner


Kris Truman
Office Manager