As an association, The Bethel Ministerial Association, Inc. joins together for four organized activities each year. Usually, the second weekend in January, we meet in Indianapolis at Bethel Community Church of Southport for the annual planning session. At this meeting, plans are made for the activities to occur throughout the year, to include both Youth Camps. We meet at the BMA Spring Conference, usually for three or four days in April. This meeting is designed to provide educational enrichment for our pastors and future ministers. We also meet to make further plans for the Youth Camp season. Junior Youth Confrence and Senior Youth Conference occur late June to Early July at the Bethel Church and Conference Center near Dale, Indiana. During these conferences, up to 200 campers meet together from each of the member churches to draw away from the world and draw closer to the Lord. The fall season, usually September or October, brings the annual Fall Bible Conference and Annual Corporate Business Meeting. Again, for three to four days, we meet to receive spiritual and educational enrichment and conduct the annual business of the BMA. The Spring and Fall Bible Conferences are usually hosted by one of our local churches and always provide opportunites to renew fellowship and learn more of the Lord.

We hope, if you are interested in the BMA, that you will come join us for one of these activities. We have fun, lots of food and loads of fellowship. Come join us some time.

Spring Conference Spring BMA Conference 2021 (2020 Spring Conference Cancelled due to Covid)
Hosted by Rev John Wongler, Pastor and Hatfield Church
Click here to see photos and information from the 2019 Conference

Summer Youth Conferences 2015 Junior Youth Conference, June 21-24, 2021
Senior Youth Conference, July 11-16, 2021
Bethel Church and Conference Center
8 miles west of Dale, IN
Click here to see information about the 2019 Conferences

Fall Bible Conference Fall Bible Conference 2020
Spring Mill State Park, IN

Next Year's Bible Conference:October 4-6, Hillside Bethel Tabernacle, Decatur, IL
Hosted by Rev Don Horath, Pastor
Click here to see information about last year's Conference

January Planning Meeting, Indianapolis
January Planning Meeting 2020, Indianapolis, Tallwood Chapel
Hosted by Rev Dave Matthews, January 10-11
Friday night, Praise and Worship at Bethel Community Church, Business Meeting
Saturday morning, Junior and Senior Youth Conference Planning Sessions
Click here to see photos, videos and information about this year's Conference
2021 Planning Meeting, Jan 9, 2021, ZOOM Conference on line

To view photos and brochures from Conferences and Camps for many years past, just click here!

Churches and Ministries - Missions - Youth Camp - Conferences - BPH - Leadership - Doctrine - History - Doc Varnell

Web Site Designed by Rev Dave Matthews. To contact him, send an e-mail to:


page created by