Adult Ministries

Our Bethel family wants to minister to you and help you grow in your relationship with Jesus and your relationships with others as you engage in our community for Christ.  Weekend growth opportunities are available through Bible study classes offered on Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM. Small groups are available throughout the week to help you develop relationships with others who also desire to love and serve the Lord.

Sunday morning education and discipleship classes

We offer a variety of classes on Sundays at 9:45.  Click here for a complete listing.


A bi-monthly gathering of moms seeking to encourage a relaxed atmosphere of caring, sharing, mentoring, and fun. Click for more information.

Small Groups

Small groups meet in various homes throughout the week for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Contact Weston Oxley, Adult Ministries Pastor, for more information.


Voyagers is a group for "55-plus" adults who gather on a monthly basis for fellowship and fun.  Members of the group also offer caring, hands-on assistance to those who are in need.

Forge Young Adult Ministry

Forge Ministry is a college and career age group (adults from ages 18-30 without children) designed to help grow in God's Word, and grow in relationships with Christ and others. It meets every other week, starting Monday, Sept 11th, from 7-9pm at 1212 Kleine Ave, Galesburg.  Contact Zaac & Chelsea Moberg at   for more information.

Bible Studies During the Week

 Several classes are offered at the church during the week for women and men. Click here for more information.




education and discipleship classes

First Steps (C4)

Those new to Bethel will discover what it means to have a commitment to Christ, an understanding of Bethel's beliefs and structure, and receive an invitation to membership into the body of Bethel Baptist Church.  This 6-week class meets twice a year.  Please contact the church office for the next available class.



Homeward (youth room)

When our priorities are homeward, strong families will emerge.  Strong families yield strong communities & strong churches.  Our purpose is to equip families with kids in the home to be a reflection of God’s family and a good example for the world to see.  We strive to have engaging environments to encourage spiritual growth, healthy marriages, and connected relationships. Through December, we will be meeting informally to socialize and connect, and we'll start in ernest in January with a series on parenting.

Isaiah (c8)

“The people of God lost the promises of God because they didn’t listen to the Word of God spoken by the man of God.” Jhan Moskowitz
The book of Isaiah provides us with the most comprehensive prophe c picture of Jesus Christ in all of the Old Testament. In addition to its gospel message, Isaiah clearly articulates the sins of God’s people. The theme to this book of prophecy perhaps lies in Isaiah 12:2, “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid.” (How we Christians need to cling to this message today!) Please join us for application from God’s man Isaiah to us, as followers of Jesus.  This quarter will largely be the 2nd half of the book.

The Book of Hebrews (Learning center)

The great pastor, theologian, and author J. Vernon McGee once noted that the book of Hebrews demonstrates more than any other book in the Bible the superiority of the Christian faith.  The Jewish converts to Christianity in the first decades of the church faced incredible persecution, and as a result many of them were tempted to revert back to their old faith, Judaism.  But the author of Hebrews encourages them to stay the course of truth in Christ, because Christ is greater than the angels, Moses and the prophets, the High Priest of Judaism, and a host of other things.  And that remains true for us today as well: Our faith is grounded in the truth of Jesus Christ, who is infinitely greater than anything else.  "Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession." (Hebrews 4:14) We invite  anyone who wants to learn to join in our lively and thought provoking times of lecture and discussion.  

The Old Testament and the Gospel of Jesus (c10)

This class is focusing on the books of Esther and Hosea in pointing the way to God's plan for salvation through Jesus and His people's faith response.  This is part of our ongoing study of the great prophetic books of the Old Testament to see how they shine a light on the Gospel message of Jesus.  We will also study the prophetic and poetic forms of both the Old and New Testaments, as show in these books.

Women Connected To God and His World (library)

This class offers a time of fellowship for women to pray, study God’s Word, and discuss the issues that capture our attention. This quarter the Women's Sunday School Class is starting a new study called "It's not supposed to be this way" by Lysa TerKeurst.  Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely.  Join us as we dive into what it means to cling to God's goodness in the midst of all this.




Bible Studies During the Week

Women's Bible Study

Sue Welty leads a women's Bible study at the church on Tuesdays, 1-2:30 PM during the school year. There is also a time of prayer and fellowship. They meet in the Learning Center.

Women's Inductive Bible Study

A women's inductive Bible study led by Heather Wilson will begin Friday, January 12th and Saturday, January 13th in Room C8. Friday's class will start at 9:15 AM and Saturday's class will start at 8:00 AM. This inductive Bible study will have two options, running the 2nd and 4th Fridays or the 2nd and 4th Saturdays.  Workbooks will be $13.  Please sign-up in the gym on Sunday morning, or in the church office.

Promise Keepers

Promise Keepers is a men's Bible study taught by Steve Apsey that meets on Saturdays at 7:30 AM in room C4.

Learn More

For more information about our Adult Ministries, please contact Weston Oxley, our Adult Ministries Pastor at



Other Ministries

Children's Ministries

Uniquely designed for children newborn-5th grade where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way allowing children to grow in their relationship with Jesus.


Student Ministries

Junior high and high school students can connect with God, with each other, and with committed leaders that are dedicated to equipping the next generation to be the spiritual leaders of tomorrow.


Small Groups
Small Groups

Engage in meaningful relationships by doing life together. Be a part of each others lives, fellowships, and be on mission together.