The Truth is the Sr. High ministry at Bethany. We exist to glorify God by proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord to youth and parents, preparing both to worship Him forever (Eccl. 12:13-14).

The Truth is a place where students are welcomed and valued. We take time to fellowship, announce upcoming activities, share prayer requests, and study the Bible. Our Sunday school lessons cover short passages within a book of the Bible where we attempt to examine each verse within its proper context for the purpose of applying it to our lives.

Sr. High students 9th-12th grade meet in the Bethany youth room every Sunday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

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Upcoming Events

8:30am Sunday Morning Service (Elevated Precaution)
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Join us for worship at 8:30am!

Bethany’s church building is an elevated precaution facility status each Sunday from 7:00-9:45am (except for designated areas).

What does elevated precaution mean?


  • Sanctuary: Every other row marked off and 2 seats expected between groups.
  • Gym: The gym is designated as a mild precaution area, with masks or distancing encouraged but observance of these are left to individual family’s discretion. Masks and distancing are expected at all times in the rest of the building during elevated precaution (8:00-9:45am, Sundays).


  • The 8:30am worship service will be slightly shorter than normal (60 minutes, ending at 9:30am).


  • Masks are expected to be worn while singing (except in the gym, see “Seating,” above). When seated or after congregational singing concludes, masks can be removed if desired.


  • The Nursery is not available during the 8:30am service at this time.

Children’s Ministry:

  • Children’s Church and Children’s Sunday School programs are not available during the 8:30am service at this time.
10:00am Sunday Morning Worship (Mild Precaution)
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Join us for worship at 10:00am!

Bethany’s church building is a mild precaution facility beginning at 9:45am Sunday and beyond (except for designated areas).

What does mild precaution mean?


  • ­Sanctuary: Every other row marked off and family groups sit as space allows.
  • Overflow areas will be available as needed in the gym, Sr High room, and additional meeting spaces.


  • The 10:00am worship service is planned for the traditional length of time (75min, ending at 11:15am).


  • Masks and/or distancing is left up to household discretion.


  • Nursery is available for crawlers through age 2. We do limit the number of children per room.
  • NOTE: The nursery will be an Elevated precaution area.

Sunday School:

  • We are offering Children’s Sunday School for kids ages 3 through 6th grade during the 10:00am worship service. Please click here to signup online (pre-registration is required).
  • All Sunday School volunteers will wear masks when serving in Sunday School areas; children will not be required to wear masks.
Ladies’ Bible Study – God of Covenant @ Room 805
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

God of Covenant | Genesis 12-50
Teachers: Kendra Showalter & Katie Robbins
Cost of book: $16
Dates: January 25 – March 29 (10 Week Study)
Location: Bethany Baptist Church, Room 805

In Jen Wilkin’s 10-week God of Covenant Bible study, we will discover how God orchestrates everything for His glory and the good of His people, and see how the God of creation and covenant is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Beginning with Genesis 12, we will walk alongside the fathers of our faith—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph—to discern Jesus in the stories of His people.

Register on your mybethany account or call the church office at 309-692-1755.

The Gospel Institute – Survey of the Bible @ Bethany Baptist Church
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Gospel Institute | Survey of the Bible

While comprised of 66 individual books written by many authors, the Bible is one Book written by one Author.  Every believer will benefit from studying the big picture of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  It is common for believers to read individual parts of the Bible without understanding how those parts fit into the whole.  This class is designed to encourage believers who are at all levels of Bible knowledge to know God through His Word.  Come and learn more about the whole message God gave to us through His Book!
Cost of materials is $30. Sign up on your mybethany or call the church office at 309-692-1755.
Men’s Bible Study @ Bethany Cafe
Jan 26 @ 6:45 am – 7:45 am
Time: 6:45am
Frequency: Every Tuesday
Location: Meeting in the cafe at the church
Plan: We are currently studying the Book of Jeremiah verse by verse
Jimmy Houck or Kyler Bell will be leading discussions.
Would you like to be on our contact list? Email Jimmy Houck at or text him at 517-262-4461. Those on our contact list will be notified of cancellations.