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.
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.
Financial Peace University (youth room)
FPU is a proven program that will show you how to master budgeting, save for emergencies, pay off debt, plan and invest for the future, and live and give like no one else. Please call the church office to sign-up. Starting September 9th, the cost is $80 for new participants, and $40 for returning (if you need the work book, from attending an earlier format off the course). The first week is always free.
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. This class will be combined with FPU for beginning of the fall.
“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 addi on to its gospel message, Isaiah clearly ar culates the sins of God’s people. The theme to this book of prophecy perhaps lies in Isaiah 12:2, “Behold, God is my salva on, I will trust and not be afraid.” (How we Chris ans need to cling to this message today!) Please join us for applica on from God’s man Isaiah to us, as followers of Jesus.
Epistles of John (Learning
We will dig into the text of these three small letters which show the Pastoral heart of John the Apostle. The letters cover topics such as the Truth of Christ; the centrality of Christian Love; the importance of Holy Living; and the need for Christian unity. 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 roles of Elijah, Hosea, Esther, and Daniel played 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 exploring God's treatment plan for anxiety found in Philippians 4:4-8. We will be completing Max Lucado's Anxious for Nothing book study. While anxiety is a part of life, it doesn't have to dominate your life. You can view life through the lens of God's sovereignty and discover the peace that "transcends all understanding.
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
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 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.
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