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. 


Adult Bible Discovery:  Join us at 9:30AM in the Choir Room.  Poet, warrior, athlete, scholar, politician, theologian, model,friend, hero to all citizens, a man after God's own heart and a sinner with few equals; David is a man with few peers and the only one of whom the Bible says, "Jesus is his greater Son."   Adult Bible Discovery will explore the life of David as recorded in the books of I and II Samuel.  January 7 through March 25 at 9:30AM.


Meeting God in Scripture: New Spiritual Formation Bible study for Women of ALL Ages. Would you like God's Word to nurture your soul and guide your life? Are you seeking a deeper relationship with the Lord and others? Even if 'all is well with your soul', do you long for more? Join this dynamic group experience exploring God's Living Word as He dwells in us and acts through us day by day! For more information contact Mary Kay Esswein or Randa Pearson (call the church office for their contact information). Regular attendance, weekly homework, small group discussion, and prayer, book ($12).  This study meets Sundays at 9:30AM in Room 215 - September 2017 to May 2018. 


Bethany 101 and 201:  Attendance at 101 is required for those joining Bethany Lutheran Church. Bethany 201 is required for those joining Bethany Lutheran apart from the transferring of membership from another LCMS congregation. Those transferring membership are welcome to attend. Bethany 101 is a one session experience where we talk about the history of Bethany, our vision, structure and the Bethany Blueprint. Bethany 201 covers the core basics of the Christian faith form a Lutheran perspective, in 5 sessions. We use discussion, instruction and video presentation in each session. 

  • The Bethany 101 session will be Sunday, April 15 in the Parish Lounge at 10:55AM with a running time of approx. an hour to an hour and a half. Attendance at 101 is  required for those joining Bethany Lutheran Church. Child-care is available with an RSVP.   
  • The Bethany 201 sessions begin Sunday, April 22 and concludes Sunday, May 20. These sessions are in the Parish Lounge at 10:55AM, with a running time of approx. an hour to an hour and a half; child-care with an RSVP. 

RSVP your attendance with our church office (562) 421-4711 or by emailing our Office Administrator, Cindy Morrison at .



monday evening:

Men's Bible Study Fellowship (BSF): For the past couple of years, Bethany has hosted an international Bible Study, called the Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). It starts up in September every year and goes to May. This year we are studying Romans. You can learn more by going to the BSF website, BSF is the parent organization to our own Living Way Bible Study. The group meets every Monday evening from 6:55PM until 8:05PM in Bethany's Choir Room.  If you think you would like to know more, please contact Don Baldwin through the church office or just show up on Monday night in the Choir Room.




ReFuel: ReFuel is a worship gathering centered around Song & Supper (the Lord's Supper). ReFuel, as it's name states, is an opportunity to recharge the spirit which is so easily emptied by the daily grind and chaotic world. Weekly ReFuel hits us right when we need that refreshment most, midweek...3 days removed from the last Lord's Day and 4 days until the next Lord's Day. 

ReFuel is on Wednesdays at 6:30PM and ends at 7:00PM. While the worship components of ReFuel will vary the constants of Song & Supper will remain a source of ReFueling for wearied spirits needing renewal.   *ReFuel is taking a  Lenten Break. You are encouraged to join us for our Lenten worship on Wednesdays at 7:00PM beginning on February 14 (Ash Wednesday) through March 21.  ReFuel will resume again on April 11. 


Living Way:  "It is probably safe to say that nowhere is sin more vigorously renounced than in Penitential Psalms of David; and nowhere does Christian character shine more gloriously than in David's attitude towards his own transgressions. The depth of his contrition explains the height of his elation and the breath of his relief as he ponders and embraces the promise deliverance in the Messiah." Those words were written by the sainted Rev. Arnie Kuntz. Pastor Kuntz is also the author of our Living Way study this year, the Penitential and Messianic Psalms of David. Pastor Kuntz served as President of the Southern California District and Sr. Pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church, Long Beach.

Living Way begins at 7:00PM, following ReFuel worship.  *Living Way is currently taking a Lenten Break.  Living Way will resume on April 11.

If you'd like to join us for Living Way, please email Pr. Kevin ( ) and he will send you the electronic copy of our study.  

  • Questions? Email Pastor Kevin ( )  



Men's Morning Bible Study:  Men's Bible Study meets from 6:00-7:00AM 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.   Questions on the Men's Study, contact Karl Fink at (562) 421-4711 ext. 19 or email him at  


Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study:  It’s not too late to join us for the Women’s Thursday Morning Bible Study of the Gospel of Mark. We meet from 9:15-11:00AM each Thursday in the Parish Lounge. Join us in studying the Word and fun & fellowship at the same time. If you have any questions, contact Meg Velez.  



Saturday Men's Bible Study & Breakfast:  Our next  date is set for Saturday, March 17 from 8:00AM to 9:30AM in the Parish Lounge.  Please pray about your participation in this group and consider joining us…and bring a friend! Karl will provide breakfast for this one, so come and critique his cooking ability!  - Karl Fink, DCE


Other Study Opportunities:

Read the Bible!  It is NOT TOO LATE TO START! Challenge yourself to read the entire.  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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