Adult Bible Studies
SUNDAY Morning, Afternoon & Evening:
All Together - An Intergenerational Bible Discovery Event - A few times a year the family ministry team at Bethany invites all ages to come together for an intergenerational event. We invite you all to join us on Sunday November 26th from 9:15-10:30 AM in the Parish Lounge for our annual Advent activity. This year we will once again make a faith tool to be used this Advent season as we look forward to Christ’s return and celebrate his first advent among us as the babe of Bethlehem. ALL ages are welcome and families are encouraged to work together. Remember individuals and families of all ages are welcome!
Questions? Contact Pastor Seth ( ) for more information.
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 Sunday...you 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: Our Sunday morning Adult Bible Discovery will focus on the teachings and events of the Reformation and the restoration of the Gospel and Scripture to its rightful place among God's people. October 22 & 29 - Join us for “A Man Named Martin: The Movement”. Click HERE to see the Lutheran Hour Ministry trailer. *If unable to open the link copy/paste this into your browser: https://vimeo.com/221914849.
GriefShare Update: We began our latest session of our GriefShare support group in August. We meet in the Conference Room from 1:00PM – 2:30PM (*No class on November 5th). It is not too late to join this support group. 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. Should you know of any individuals who might benefit from a support group of this nature, please pass the word to them, or let me know as I send out postcards of invitation. 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 ( ) *No GriefShare on Sunday, November 5th.
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 will meet Sundays at 9:30AM in Room 215 starting September 2017 to May 2018.
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, https://www.bsfinternational.org/. 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 Wedensdays 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.
Please note that there will be NO ReFuel on November 1 & 8. On November 22 there is NO ReFuel but you are encouraged to join us at 7:00PM for our Thanksgiving Eve worship service.
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. *No Living Way on November 22.
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. We are currently studying the Book of Genesis. 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 two dates are set for Saturday, October 21 & November 18 from 8:00AM to 9:30AM in the Parish Lounge. We are currently studying the Gospel of John. 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! 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 (www.bethanylutheran.blogspot.com) to help you stay on track and to communicate insights or ask questions. Need more information? Contact Pastor Seth ( ).