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 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 an structure, and receive and invitation to membership into the body of Bethel Baptist Church. The first meeting of this 6-week class will be Sunday, September 17th, at 9:45am.
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.
Paul’s letter to the Romans remains one of the most important expressions of Christian truth ever. Living the gospel in our contemporary culture demands that we understand and internalize the truth about God and His plan for this world. We will study who we are, who God is, and what our place in this world ought to be.
The Apostle Paul's Case for Christ
After George Reynolds wraps up John 1 in the first few weeks of September, Pastor Lee Johnson and Randy Hroziencik will address fulfilled messianic prophecy, the case for the resurrection of Jesus, the relationship between faith and reason, and Paul's approach to sharing the faith in Athens (including the case for God's existence, and how to share the faith with atheists, skeptics, and seekers).
The Old Testament and the Gospel of Jesus (c10)
What might the books of Isaiah and Jeremiah tell us about God and the Gospels? We will study 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 shown 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, we will be doing Jennifer Rothschild’s new interactive Bible study, "Fingerprints of God: Recognizing God’s Touch on Your Life," helping women come to know the wonder of God’s tender touch on their lives. Come prepared to be spiritually uplifted.
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 new women’s inductive Bible study led by Heather Wilson will begin September 8th and will meet on the second and fourth Friday mornings of each month during the school year from 9:30-11am. The study will begin with the book of Ruth using Precepts curriculum. Come on September 8th to check it out, ask questions, and get signed up. Curriculum for the fall is $5.25.
Promise Keepers is a men's Bible study taught by Steve Apsey that meets on Saturdays at 7:30 AM in room C4.
For more information about our Adult Ministries, please contact Weston Oxley, our Adult Ministries Pastor at
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.
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.
Engage in meaningful relationships by doing life together. Be a part of each others lives, fellowships, and be on mission together.