Adult Ministries


Adult Ministries

 Adult Bible Studies


SUNDAY Morning, Afternoon & Evening:

Making "Community Connections" through Prayer:  This group meets 7:30-7:55AM every Sunday in the Conference Room. You are invited to drop in any Sunday and pray silently or from a prayer guide. Consider coming next will be so welcomed! God is powerful and mighty. He asks that we come to Him with our requests. FYI all who worship and all who serve in worship service are prayed for as well.  - Pre-service Prayer Group


Lessons of the Day:  Every Sunday morning join John Schinnerer at 9:30AM in the Library. This study highlights the readings/lesson of the day.  *Times may change in July due to our July worship schedule. Please check with Mr. Schinnerer for the July schedule. 


Adult Bible Discovery - Pastor’s Class Returns! Join us at 9:30AM in the Choir Room (starting September 8th) for a spiritual formation opportunity led by our ministry staff.  The overarching theme this year will be “A Renaissance of the Heart” as we move into the second phase of the Renaissance project seeking God’s transformative power to be make known in us and through us.  Our focus this fall will be Getting to Know Jesus:

  • Have you ever asked any of these questions? How can I get to know Jesus better? How can I possibly understand all that the Bible teaches and reveals? What is the most important teaching in the Bible for me to know?
  • Getting to know Jesus connects the dots between knowing the right Bible answers and having a real relationship with Jesus Christ. Using the six core teachings of the bible we hope that you will be more deeply connected to Jesus through this class.  Plus, you will be better prepared to talk to family and friends about your relationship with Jesus in a clear and personal way. 
  • New to Christianity? New to Bible study?  Been a believer all your life?  Attended Bible study for years? 

This class is for everyone who wants to get to know Jesus in a personal way. 


GriefShare Update: 

Continues to meet on Sundays in the Conference Room from 12:10PM-2:00PM (this session started on Aug. 18th). Please be reminded that GriefShare is a 13-week DVD/discussion based class for those who are experiencing the grief of losing a loved one, or some other major loss in one’s life. Thanks in advance for keeping this ministry in your prayers! I am blessed to be able to serve this group as a leader. - Karl Fink ( )



Monday evening:

Men’s Bible Study Fellowship: For the past four years, Bethany has hosted an international Bible Study, called Bible Study Fellowship (BSF).  It starts up in September every year and goes to May. This year we are studying Acts. You can learn more by going to the BSF website,  The group meets every Monday evening from 6:55PM until 8:30PM in Bethany’s Choir Room.  For me, this was a life changing study; in fact, the BSF bible study impacted my Christian walk more than other Christian endeavor. If you think you would like to know more, please feel free to contact me or just show up Monday night, September 9, 2019 in the Choir Room at 6:55PM. - Don Baldwin




Men's Morning Bible Study: We meet from 6:30-7:30AM in the Parish Lounge.  *If you need to leave earlier for work, no problem! We‘re always looking for new men to join us, so as your schedule allows consider meeting with us as we study God‘s Good Word, fellowship, & pray together.  - Karl Fink (


Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study:  All women are invited to Thursday morning study. We resume October 3 with "LIfe Principles from the Women of the Bible." We meet each Thursday, 9:30-11:00AM; this year upstairs in the Youth Room. You’re invited to study the wonders in God's Word and make some great friendships. Interested or have questions, contact Meg Velez, you may get her information by calling the church office.  We would love to have you join us!




Men’s Breakfast/Bible Study:  Our once-a-month Saturday group continues to grow steadily, thanks to the gracious goodness of our Heavenly Father!  I continue to invite all men of the Congregation to our Saturday morning study and prayer breakfast on Saturday, September 21, 8-9:30AM. We meet in the Parish Lounge to enjoy a tasty breakfast, do an hour long study (currently in the book of Romans), and spend some time in prayer as a group. Thanks for your continued prayers and your participation! I have just a few study guides available, and you can come and jump right in with us! - Karl Fink,  



Defend the Faith - An Introduction to Apologetics:  At some point in your life, you are going to encounter people who object to Christianity–perhaps, you already have. 1 Peter 3:15 exhorts all Christians to “be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have,” and to do so with gentleness and respect.  Join us on Saturday, September 28th from 9:00AM-12:30PM to begin the conversation about apologetics.  All participants will be enrolled in an online apologetics course that will help you understand the nature of the topic and the  hope that we have in Christ. We will work through the first few lessons together and talk about how to have spiritual    conversations with confidence as well as gentleness and respect. You can continue the course on your own after the event. This event is totally FREE; includes lunch but please RSVP to Pr. Seth ( ) so he can register you for the online class and have enough food. 



Other Study Opportunities:

Read the Bible in 2019!   Challenge yourself to read the entire Bible.  It will take hard work and discipline, but the benefits are eternal.  Just purchase The One Year Bible in a version that is easy for you to read.  These books arrange the text of the Bible into 365 daily readings.  Each day in The One Year Bible you will find a selection from the Old Testament, one from the New Testament, a portion from the Psalms, and a selection from the book of Proverbs.  Each week there will be a study posted on the Bethany blog ( to help you stay on track and to communicate insights or ask questions.  Need more information?  Contact Pastor Seth ( ).  

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