Adults

Adult Sunday School (9:30AM)

Spring series: Thirsting for Christ

As a congregation, we want to nurture a thirst for the good news of Christ. Christ is living water that satisfies our souls. It is one of four key aspects of a mature disciple. A mature disciple: 1) thirsts for Christ; 2) reaches out with Christ's love; 3) exalts God; and 4) evangelizes the lost. Thirsting for the good news of Christ is basic, for apart from Christ we can do nothing. Join us this Spring as we nurture a desire for Christ in all of Scripture and in all of life.

We're discovering insights for spreading the good news of Christ from a ministry called Life Explored. Even if you do not use the videos formally in sharing the gospel with non-believing friends and family members, you'll learn good principles for sharing your faith winsomely. Life Explored begins and ends with the question, "What is the best gift God could give you?" For many people, the answer is not obviously: "God!" The more we see that God is good, trustworthy, liberating, fulfilling, and joyful, the more we see that the best thing God can give us is Himself, in Christ!

 

Wednesday Adult Bible Study (6:45PM)

Current study: 1 Corinthians

Our 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. Usually we study a book of the Bible, tracing themes coordinated with adult Sunday School in accordance with our discipleship strategy. We frequently have newcomers from our community join us on Wednesday nights. We'd love for you to join us!

  

Small Groups

Spring 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 Spring, both groups are currently 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.