The adult Sunday school ministry of Bethany (“Adult Bible Communities” or simply ABC’s) are groups that gather regularly to pray, teach God’s Word, grow in discipleship, and serve in the church together. ABC’s apply God’s word to life’s circumstances in a cross-generational, discipleship-focused environment (Heb. 10:24-25). As we navigate a rapidly changing landscape during this pandemic, our ABC classes are meeting at various times and locations. Many meet on Sunday mornings, but the meeting time and location are not yet back to regular rhythms.
To get connected with an ABC, contact the church office and we will help you find a group that’s a great fit!
All Ages & Stages of Life
Room 401 — Ritch Boerckel, Chad & Julie Herman
Class Name: Dust to Glory
Current Topic: Old Testament
The Dust to Glory class is a large group that meets in Room 401 (Junior High Room) every other 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.
College, Career & 20’s
Room 401 — Billy Schick
Class Name: The Life
Current Topic: 1 Corinthians
This ABC class equips college students, young careers and anyone in their 20’s for everyday life through the power of God’s Word and the encouragement of fellowshipping with other believers. They strive to see genuine faith lived out, giving young adult opportunity to serve and share their faith with others.
Young Couple & Parents
Room 816– Justin Bailey
Class Name: Salt & Light
Current Topic: 1 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: Genesis
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.
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 815 — Tom Schlich
Class Name: Joint Heirs
Current Topic: The Path to a Healthy Christian
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 404 — Brad Dunham
Class Name: The Master’s Touch
Current Topic: The Bible
Mild precaution—masks optional
- How do we know the Bible is God’s Word?
- Are there any errors in the Bible?
- Is the Bible enough for us to know what to do and think?
All are welcome to join us in Room 404 (Senior High Room) as we look at the Authority of God’s Word, the Inerrancy of God’s Word and the Sufficiency of God’s Word.
Room 807 — Bill Tate & Mark Schellenberg
Class Name: Temple Builders
Current Topic: 2 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!