Adults

 

Adult Sunday School (9:30AM)

Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, starts September 9

Our biggest joys and our deepest hurts have been in relationships. So when it comes to relationships, we can be naive or jaded. They are filled with struggle and potential: we have potential to do great damage because of remaining sin our hearts, and we have potential because Christ saves us from ourselves. Human wisdom offers ways to change your relationships without really changing yourself. The wisdom of the gospels shows us that our greatest problem is ourselves, but we are powerless to change ourselves: we need a Redeemer. Christ offers clear hope for our relationships. As He indwells us, we begin to be a people who love He loves.

Our fall Sunday school class will study Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp's book Relationships: a Mess Worth Making. 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 Fall we'll following the "reaching out with Christ's love" theme. This time around we'll focus on relationships using Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp's book Relationships: a Mess Worth Making

Wednesday Adult Bible Study (6:45PM)

Current study: 2 Corinthians

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 the books of the New Testament and is currently in 2 Corinthians. We frequently have newcomers from our community join us on Wednesday nights. We hope you'll to join us!

Small Groups

Summer study: Living in the gap between promise and reality

We currently have two small groups that meet on first and third Sundays for fellowship and for a time of prayer, singing, and Bible study. See the bulletin for details on times, locations, and current studies. This summer both groups are studying Ian Duguid's book Living in the Gap between Promise and Reality

 

 

 

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.