Adults

Adult Sunday School (9:30AM)

Enjoying God

How do we enjoy God more on a daily basis? The Westminster Shorter Catechism reminds us that the "chief end of man" is to glorify and enjoy God forever. We have an idea of what it means to glorify God. How do we enjoy Him more in our everyday lives? To grow in our enjoyment of God, our Spring Sunday school class will study Tim Chester's book Enjoying God.

Our discipleship plan emphasizes four key areas of growing maturity:

  • thirsting for Christ (the gospel),
  • reaching out with Christ's love,
  • exalting God in worship, and
  • evangelizing the lost (summarized by the acronym TREE).

We teach through each major discipleship theme in regular rotation. In the Spring we revisited our love for the good news that Christ is to us and cultivated a thirst for it. This Spring we are following the "exalting God in worship" theme, focusing on enjoying God more on a daily basis as part of our worship of Him. 

Wednesday Adult Bible Study (6:45PM)

Current study: R. C. Sproul, Everyone's a Theologian

This midweek Bible study is all about refreshment in God's Word and in fellowship with one another. Men and women of all ages, some from Bethel and some from our community, gather at church on Wednesday evenings at 6:30PM. This study is going through R. C. Sproul's book Everyone's a Theologian. We frequently have newcomers from our community join us on Wednesday nights. We hope you'll to join us!

Small Groups

1st and 3rd Sunday evenings

We currently have two small groups that meet on first and third Sundays for fellowship and a time of prayer, singing, and Bible study. See the bulletin for details on times, locations, and current studies. Newcomers can join either group, anytime. Details on time and location are provided in that Sunday's bulletin.

 

 

 

WHY SUNDAY SCHOOL?

Christ called us to be and to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching to observe all that Christ commanded. At Bethel we have developed a plan for making disciples. First, since only the gospel grows believers, we proclaim the good news of what God has done for us in Christ as the sum and substance of every Sunday school lesson—without exception. Second, we focus on four key areas of growth and plan our teaching around them. Based on Scripture, a mature disciple is characterized by four basic attributes, summarized in the acronym TREE:
  • Thirsting for Christ
  • Reaching Others (loving others as Christ has loved us)
  • Exalting God (in all of life)
  • Evangelizing (sharing the good news with others)
Adult Sunday school regularly teaches through these four topics to stir growth. By working out the implications of the gospel for each topic, we trust God will grow and mature us in Christ.