The adult Sunday school ministry of Bethany (“Adult Bible Communities” or simply ABC’s) gathers weekly at 9:45am to pray, teach God’s Word, grow in discipleship, serve in the church together, and help start new community groups. Our ABC’s aim to apply God’s word to life’s circumstances in a cross-generational, discipleship-focused environment (Heb. 10:24-25).
It’s easy to feel lost in a large church, so we want to make it simple for everyone to get connected with other believers. This list of classes is a great starting point. When you decide to try one out, there’s no need to RSVP — just show up this Sunday. And if you’d like more information, simply stop by the Welcome Center and we’ll help you get plugged in.
All Ages & Stages of Life
Gym — Chris Larson
Class Name: Dust to Glory
Current Topic: Galatians
The Dust to Glory class is a large group that meets in the gym each week. This is a vibrant fellowship of believers of all ages. D2G class members can look forward to building relationships with one another through brunches, fellowship events, service and missions opportunities, and care groups.
Single Adults, 20’s & 30’s
Room 812 — Gary & Ann Bryant, Matt & Andrea Gillespie, Rodney & Katie Harms
Class Name: 20/20 Singles
Current Topic: the Holy Spirit
The 20/20 class seeks to encourage young career-aged single adults in their 20s and 30s to study God’s Word, to pray for one another, to have Christ-centered fellowship, and to challenge each other to reach out to their peers with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 20/20 is a part of RESOLVEDto, the singles ministry of Bethany.
Room 807 — Traever Guingrich, Billy Schick
Class Name: College
Current Topic: Colossians
The college class equips college students up to age 25 for everyday life on campus through the power of God’s Word and the encouragement of fellowshipping with other believers. They strive to see genuine faith lived out, giving students opportunity to serve and share their faith with others.
New Marrieds & Engaged
Room 806 — Bob & Markie Castle, Dave & Becky Fuelberth, Kyle & Jane Schull, and Dennis & Mary Beth Zimmerman
Class Name: New Marrieds & Engaged
Current Topic: Love & Respect Video Series
The mission of this class is to “allow Christ to be formed in us as we develop deeper intimacy in our relationship with Him, our spouse, and others.” This discipleship ministry for our newly married couples plans to repeatedly cycle through a ~2-year teaching curriculum consisting of biblical instruction, videos, and mentoring with a focus on practically helping every couple become more mature in Christ.
Young Couples & Parents
Room 814 — Jon Baumann
Class Name: Salt & Light
Current Topic: Romans 6 & 7
The Salt and Light class is a community of young couples that pray for and serve one another and others, ministering locally and abroad, fellowshipping together and relying on one another. The basis of their study is God’s Word and they work to apply what they learn in everyday life.
Room 813 — Cal Benedict
Class Name: Foundations
Current Topic: Christian Worldview & Apologetics
The Foundations class is dedicated to exploring the glory of God through the lens of Scripture and applying truth in everyday life. They are committed to fellowship and encouragement of one another, reaching out to the community, and the study of the foundational truths of God’s word. This class is for adults of all ages.
Various Ages, 40’s-60’s
Room 808 — Dave Schellenberg, Rod Abel
Class Name: Crossroads
Current Topic: Encouraging your children & grandchildren back to faith
Crossroads is a team-taught adult class for all ages. This class’ goal is to grow in the likeness of Christ through encouraging one another’s faith in fellowship and prayer, establishing a firm foundation for their lives through focused Bible studies and application, and demonstrating the love of Christ through service and care for one another.
Empty Nesters & Boomers
Room 809 — Greg Joyce
Class Name: Living Stones
Current Topic: the book of Daniel
The Living Stones class is a community of adult believers, both singles and couples, who come together to seek God’s guidance in their daily lives through the study and application of the Word of God. They joyfully support and encourage one another through fellowship and prayer.
Room 811 — Paul Slopak
Class Name: Berean’s
Current Topic: the Old & New Testaments
The Bereans class is a fellowship of senior adults. This class is studying an eight-year walk through the Bible by alternating books of the Bible from the Old Testament and New Testament each quarter.
Room 817 — Tom Nofsinger, Mark Ellison
Class name: CrossPoint
Current Topic: “What does the Bible say?”
“What does the Bible say, and what impact does that have on me?” In CrossPoint, adults of all ages discover answers to these questions in a fun and engaging environment, as they study Christian beliefs and Christian living.
Room 805 — Matt Morgan
Class name: City on a Hill
Current Topic: Philippians
Participants of City on a Hill seek to glorify God in their everyday lives. This class focuses on evangelism, discipleship, church history, and personal testimonies of God’s ongoing work in their lives. This class is for all ages, singles and couples.
Room 815 — Tom Schlich
Class Name: Joint Heirs
Current Topic: The Path to a Healthy Christian Community: A Study of Romans 12
Various age groups are a part of the Joint Heirs class. Past studies include Christian Ethics, Principles of a Christian Family, the Role of Law in the Christian Life, Colossians, and the Implications of Being Created in the Image of God.
Room 401 — Brad Dunham
Class Name: The Master’s Touch
Current Topic: Genesis
The Master’s Touch class studies the epistles written by the Apostle Peter. Two very timely studies are available here: I Peter offers “Hope in the Midst of Suffering”. II Peter deals with “Faithful Living in Difficult Times”. We meet in Room 401 (behind the gym, next to the Jr High room). All ages including singles or couples are welcome to join us.”
Room 816 — Mark Schellenberg, Bill Tate
Class Name: Temple Builders
Current Topic: Micah
The Temple Builders class is made up of a cross-section of adults studying the Bible verse-by-verse. They have active class participation with lively discussions. Visit them soon. You will feel welcome!