Church Connection Fair 2022

Church Connection Fair 2022
Date Thursday, September 16, 2021
10:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location Atrium (Brushaber Commons Level 2) - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
Instructions for GuestsThe fair begins at 10:15 a.m., but church representatives must arrive by 8:30 for setup and orientation. See the arrival details below.
COVID-19 Information
For the safety and wellbeing of Bethel community members and guests, please observe the following:
  • Consistent with CDC and MDH guidelines, face coverings are recommended, regardless of vaccination status, indoors when 6' social distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings are required while in academic settings (classrooms, labs, etc) when 6' distancing cannot be maintained.
  • There are currently no capacity restrictions on the size of university events, but Bethel community members and guests are strongly encouraged to consider distancing to the extent possible to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Registration Students, mark your calendar! (You do not need to register.)
Churches, please register by September 10. Register
SponsorsOffice of Christian Formation and Church Relations

Event Description

Students: If you're looking for a church home, don't miss this fair! You'll be able to connect with representatives from local churches, ask questions, and get information. This is the perfect opportunity to find just the right church community where you can grow in your faith. (Students do not need to register.)

The following details are for church participants. Register today!

8:30-9 a.m. | Unload and Check In | Brushaber Commons Atrium (Level 2 by Admissions Guest Center)
9:15-10:15 a.m. | Orientation and Breakfast for Church Representatives | The Underground (BC Level 2 by Campus Store)
10:15 a.m.-1 p.m. | Final Set-Up and Fair | Brushaber Commons Atrium

Bethel will provide each registered church with:

  • A 6-ft table for display and informational materials
  • Two complimentary tickets for lunch in Monson Dining Center (you may purchase additional if needed)
  • We will not provide any electric hookup. Plan on your laptop battery if you bring a laptop. No large electronics.

Each registered church should bring:

  • A tablecloth or covering for a 6-ft table.
  • Information for students, such as maps to church, service times, transportation, service opportunities, small-group opportunities, etc.
  • Optional: Up to 6 posters about your church that Bethel will post in designated places around campus (11x17" max).
  • New this year: Please do not bring any edible giveaways!


  • Review a campus map to get familiar with campus locations.
  • Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. to unload, park, and check in.
  • Unload at Kresge Courtyard (between Nelson Hall and Wellness Center). Students will help you move your items to your assigned table.
  • Once you've unloaded, park in the East or West Lot.
  • Go to the check-in table in the Brushaber Commons Atrium to get your table assignment and drop off any posters.
  • Attend the orientation at 9:15 in the Underground. Breakfast included!
  • Return to your table by 10:15 to finalize your table setup.
  • Stay behind your table as you interact with students. Your table creates a distancing buffer.
  • Follow current Minnesota Department of Health guidelines. (MDH encourages mask wearing for individuals who are not vaccinated.)
  • At 1 p.m., pack up your belongings. You may load your vehicle in Kresge Courtyard if needed.
Other Ways to Connect with Students
  • If you'd like your church to be listed in Bethel's church directory, please submit this directory form. (This form also captures your transportation services, if offered, and these details are published in a transportation directory.)
  • If you want Bethel to hang posters on campus to promote your church for a limited time, submit this poster form and bring your posters (up to 6) to the fair.



Contact Josh Sanchelli at 651.638.6819 or


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