Adult Bible Studies
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.
This is a Bible study geared for adults taking TheNextStep in the stages of life after college and moving into the professional workplace. College age juniors and seniors whoa are ready for TheNextStep in their faith life are welcome to join as well. Feel free to come and check out our study on Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:15pm. It is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where we come to fellowship and dig into God's Word. We also enjoy getting together for group activities and to play sports every other week! Feel free to contact Emily Duescher if you would like to find out more about our group or get into our email list to find out what we are doing from week to week! We began on Sept. 4th, it is never too late to join us. We hope to see you there!
- Emily Duescher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sunday School for Grownups?
For many people, Sunday school helps form the foundation of faith. Learning the stories of the Bible, interacting with others, and growing in the knowledge of God are vital to continued connection to church. For some reason, many adults stop going to Sunday school. We want to want you back! We invite you to once again hear the stories of the Bible in new and interesting ways. Each week the grownups at Bethany will hear the same stories the kids do and grow in the knowledge of God and what He has done for us in Christ. Sunday School for Grownups at 9:30AM in the Parish Lounge!
Living Way - The UBER Memory Verse:
- Living Way will take a Lenten break starting March 1, 2017.
ReFuel is the first & third Wednesdays of the month at 6:45PM. ReFuel is a gathering of God’s people here at Bethany in which we share what God has been doing in our lives, seek the support from one another through prayer requests and reflect upon a portion of the Word before approaching the table of the Lord. ReFuel ends about 7:20PM and the sanctuary remains open for 15-20 minutes for personal prayer and reflection.
- ReFuel will take a Lenten break in March & April.
Men's Morning Bible Study
This study meets from 6:00-7:00AM Thursdays 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 using a DVD/discussion series on Martin Luther.
- Questions on the Men's Study, contact Karl Fink at (562) 421-4711 ext. 19 or email him at email@example.com.
Women's Bible Study
Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study meets each Thursday from 9:15-11:00AM in the Parish Lounge. This school year, we will begin with the study of the 23rd Psalm. We will be using Max Lucado;s book, "Traveling Light." In January, we will then begin the study of the gospel of Mark. Bible study is not only a great way to grow in your relationship with God, but it is also a great way to make friends with other women. I invite you to give this Bible Study a try. If you need childcare, please let me know ASAP or if you have any questions, please contact Meg Velez. Hope to see you!
- If you have any questions, please contact Meg Velez or call the church office.
Saturday Men's Bible Study & Breakfast:
Our March day is set for Saturday, March 18th 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:
If you are interested in learning how you can fit into the ministry at Bethany and in the body of Christ, consider walking through the SHAPE class available on our website. SHAPE is a valuable tool that helps you identify how your God-given Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences has given you a unique ability to contribute to His Kingdom! Click on the link below to go to this webpage:
Read the Bible in 2017!
Challenge yourself to read the entire Bible in 2017. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).