Education & Discipleship — Growing in Faith

Current Classes
Education & Discipleship
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Current Classes

Adult Education: The Hole in our Gospel
Sundays until February 18
This event is from 9:50 AM to 10:40 AM at Fireside Room All
Contact Pr. Ben Bergren

Is our faith only about going to church, studying the Bible, and avoiding the most serious sins—or does God expect more? Have we embraced the whole gospel or a gospel with a hole in it? Fifteen years ago Rich Stearns came face-to-face with that question as he sat in a mud hut in Rakai, Uganda, listening to the heartbreaking story of an orphaned child. In this study we will explore the ways that sharing the gospel is more than just converting people. Rich Stearns[Offsite Link] is the president of World Vision a Christian organization that helps people in crisis throughout the world.

First Wednesday Speaker Series
1st Wednesday of each month until February 7
This event is from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Fireside Room All
Contact Pr Ben

First Wednesday Speaker Series at 6:30pm continues each First Wednesday of the month. Enjoy a catered dinner and a speaker, hosted by Pr Ben.
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Education & Discipleship

Ministry Lead: Kathy Arnold

Adult education classes are offered most Sunday mornings between worship services, starting at 9:55am. Classes meet for multiple weeks with frequent breaks, especially around holiday seasons. Activities include classes, forums, and special activities focused on Bible study, other topical subjects, and opportunities to learn from and encourage each other. Childcare is provided.

Many of these classes are sponsored by the Discipleship Ministry at Bethel.

Bethel’s library is a wonderful education resource for teachers and students of all ages, our collection includes everything from the works of Luther to Christian romances.

Discipleship is focused on helping us become more like Christ in all areas of our lives. Our Discipleship Ministry’s goal is to help you apply knowledge gained in our studies to your life. For more information, contact Kathy Arnold.

First Wednesday Speaker Series
Contact Kathy Arnold, Pastor Ben Bergren

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00pm except during Lent to hear a topical speaker and enjoy a catered dinner.
Look for event details at the top of this web page.
FWF Card Making
Fun With Faith Card Making, November 2014

Library Team

Please visit the Technical section of our Getting Involved Page
Martha Circle
Martha Circle Bible Study, February 2015

Martha Bible Study
Contact Vera Edstrom

This women’s Bible study group meets each month. Look for event details at the top of this web page.

Men’s Night Out
Contact Sam Sudarsanam

This group invites all men to learn more about God’s relevance in their lives by studying the scriptures and to give each other support. The group selects a portion of the scripture passages or follows a book to discuss and grow spiritually. The group meets once a month on Monday. Look for details at the top of this web page.

New Member Classes
Contact Pastor Ben Bergren

This class helps integrate new people into the life and ministry of Bethel Lutheran Church. Look for event details in the Sunday bulletin, weekly enewsletter and at the top of this web page.

Saturday Women’s Bible Study
Contact Natalie Rogerson

The Saturday Women’s Bible Study group meets every month. New members are always welcome. Look for event details at the top of this web page.

Sunday Morning Adult Education
Contact Kathy Arnold, Pastor Ben Bergren

Adult Education is on Sundays at 9:55am in the Fireside Room. Join us for the opportunity to deepen one’s faith through DVD-based study programs and discussion. It is not necessary to sign up. Look for event details at the top of this web page.

Women of the ELCA (WELCA)

Please see the description on the Mission Outreach page

Women of Wednesday (WOW)
Contact Kathryn Montano

The Women of Wednesday meet every Wednesday. Enjoy food, fellowship, prayer, and bible study. Look for event details at the top of this web page.