Jan
18
Thu
BEST/PrimeTime Winter Warm Up Game Day & Lunch
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Boomers and Seniors, join us for a fun morning of games followed by a delicious lunch.  We will enjoy table games, ping pong, pickle ball and more.  Bring your favorite game and a friend.  At noon we will enjoy some soup and sandwiches. Adults of all ages are invited to join us!  Please sign up by contacting the church office (info@bethanycentral.org).

Jan
22
Mon
Grandparents at Prayer
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover the great blessing of praying with other grandparents for our grandchildren!

Feb
8
Thu
BEST: Moody Bible Institute’s Founders Week (off-site)
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm

Thursday- Saturday  February 8-10

Join us for Founder’s Week Bible conference on Moody Bible Institute’s Chicago campus in the mornings, and at the historic Moody Church in the evenings.   Come to sessions to hear today’s foremost Christian teachers and leaders and get a new perspective on Christ’s work of unity. Worship with new musical artists and Moody music ensembles.

Costs:  $210 Double occupancy,  $185 Single occupancy   Breakfast included, other meals on your own


Depart Bethany at 9 amThursday Feb. 8, Return Saturday  afternoon.


Speakers:

James MacDonald founded and senior pastors Harvest Bible Chapel, which has seven campuses in the Chicago area. His practical teaching of God’s Word on Walk in the Word is broadcast daily on many media outlets, including Moody Radio. MacDonald also founded Harvest Bible Fellowship, a church-planting network, which has started more than 170 vertical churches on four continents. He has authored several books and Bible studies, including Lord, Change My Attitude (Moody Publishers), Act Like Men (Moody Publishers), When Life is Hard (Moody Publishers), and his most recent book, The Will of God is the Word of God. MacDonald earned his DMin from Phoenix Seminary and lives near Chicago with his wife, Kathy, close to their three children and seven grandchildren.

Ed Stetzer ministers as executive director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College, and executive editor of Facts & Trends magazine. He has two doctorates and has written more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles. He is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and executive editor of The Gospel Project. He is also frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USA Today and CNN. Ed co-hosts BreakPoint This Week, a radio broadcast that airs on over 400 media outlets, including Moody Radio.

Eric Mason founded and pastors Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia. He is also the founder and president of Thriving, a resource organization for urban leaders. He trains families to plant churches locally, nationally, and internationally. Mason has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas, and Biblical Theological Seminary outside of Philadelphia. He earned his doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has written three books: Manhood Restored, Beat God to the Punch, and Unleashed. He and his wife, Yvette, have four children.

Matt Chandler is lead teaching pastor at The Village Church in Dallas. Under his leadership, the church has grown to five campuses. Chandler is currently involved in church planting efforts both locally and internationally. He is president of Acts 29, a church-planting organization, and speaks at conferences around the world. Chandler has written several books, including The Explicit Gospel, Recovering Redemption, and The Mingling of Souls. He and his wife, Lauren, have three children.

Feb
24
Sat
BEST: Legacy Grandparenting Conference 2018 (off-site)
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, February 24  from 9 am until 3pm  

Edgewood Baptist Church   Rock Island IL

It’s time to share a vision for Biblical grandparenting.  


Grandparents have an amazing potential to spiritually influence their grandchildren. Too, often grandparents can get caught up in the retirement culture and miss out on investing in the faith-life of their grandchildren.  

Legacy Coalition is launching a national movement to impact the youngest generations through their families. This new ministry intends to share their vision by encouraging and equipping Christian grandparents, and their churches, with the goal of building a legacy of faith.  

We invite you to join us as the Legacy Grandparenting Conference comes to the Quad Cities, with Larry Fowler and Josh Mulvihill, on Saturday, February 24th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The conference will be held at Edgewood Baptist Church in Rock Island, IL

The costs is $35 per person, optional Chick fil A box lunch for $5.

Transportation provided from Bethany departing at 7:30 am.

About Larry Fowler: Larry Fowler is the founder of the Legacy Coalition. His vision for a national Grandparenting Ministry brought together a gifted team of Family, Children’s, and Youth Ministry leaders to launch this movement of God. His 40 years plus of ministry include experience as youth pastor, part of the Awana staff as missionary, training staff, international director, and Executive Director of Training. More recently his role consisted of connecting with and coaching Children’s Ministry leaders from megachurches across America. He has extensive international experience, training children’s workers in 47 countries.  

Larry has authored books on children’s and family ministry, including the Rock Solid series and more recently, The Question Nobody Asks About Our Children. He is a regular main stage speaker and workshop presenter at conferences. In 2012, he was recognized for his lifetime of contribution to Children’s Ministry in America by the International Network of Children’s Ministry, with their national Legacy Award.  

About Josh Mulvihill, PhD: Josh Mulvihill is the Executive Director of Church and Family Ministry at Renewanation, has served as a pastor for nearly 20 years, is a founding member of the Legacy Coalition, and has a PhD in family ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh is married to Jen, and they have five children.  

He is the author of Biblical Grandparenting, Rooted Kids curriculum, Preparing Children for Marriage, and editor of Equipping Grandparents.

Feb
26
Mon
Grandparents at Prayer
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover the great blessing of praying with other grandparents for our grandchildren!

Mar
12
Mon
Grandparents at Prayer
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover the great blessing of praying with other grandparents for our grandchildren!

Mar
26
Mon
Grandparents at Prayer
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover the great blessing of praying with other grandparents for our grandchildren!

Apr
9
Mon
Grandparents at Prayer
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover the great blessing of praying with other grandparents for our grandchildren!

Apr
23
Mon
Grandparents at Prayer
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover the great blessing of praying with other grandparents for our grandchildren!

May
14
Mon
Grandparents at Prayer
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover the great blessing of praying with other grandparents for our grandchildren!