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 — Ritch & Kimberly Boerckel, Greg & Renee Corder, Chad & Julie Herman, Greg & Miriam Link
Class Name: Dust to Glory
Current Topic: Growing God’s Church: A Study of Acts 1-13
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.
Room 814 — Billy Schick & Clark Halstead
Class Name: College
Current Topic: The Formation & Development of the Bible
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.
Newly Married & Engaged
Room 806 — Dave & Becky Fuelberth, Kyle & Jane Scholl, Dennis & Mary Beth Zimmerman, Isaac & Rachel Downing
Class Name: Newly Married & Engaged
Current Topic: Chip Ingram’s Five Lies That Ruin Relationships 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 816 — Bryan Rudolph & Justin Bailey
Class Name: Salt & Light
Current Topic: I & II Kings
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
Class Name: Crossroads
Current Topic: 1 & 2 Peter
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 — Mark Ellison
Class name: CrossPoint
Current Topic: “What does the Bible say?”
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. We are currently studying Revelation using John MacArthur’s book “Because the time is near” as our supplemental text.
Room 805 — Dan Hoyt
Class name: City on a Hill
Current Topic: Ten Commandments
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
he Master’s Touch is currently studying prophecy that covers the next four events to occur on earth. These include the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Second Coming of Christ and the Millennial Kingdom. Various resources are used. Discussion and questions are welcome. Open to all ages and to singles and couples.
Room 807 — Mark Schellenberg
Class Name: Temple Builders
Current Topic: 1 Timothy
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!