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.
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 through periodic family focused classes. We strive to have engaging environments to encourage spiritual growth, healthy marriages, and connected relationships. Starting June 23rd and continuing through the whole month of July we'll have a class called "Infusing Faith in Your Family". These 6-weeks will focus on various aspects of faith integration such as dinner discussions, family devotions, faith-based media, and more. The emphasis will be on younger families, but all are welcome to join us up in the youth room
“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 be finishing Isaiah.
The Book of Ephesians (Learning
Beginning Sunday morning May 26th the adult class which meets in the Learning Center will begin a study of the book of Ephesians. This dynamite New Testament Epistle has been described as a primer for new believers. While it certainly might fit that description, in actuality it deals with some of the heaviest of Christian doctrines. In addition to the theology it is about as practical a book as there is; it masterfully marries behavior to belief. The class will be taught by retired pastor Lee Johnson. The first half of the book will be covered from May 26th through July 7th.
The Old Testament and the Gospel of Jesus (c10)
This class is focusing on the books of Hosea and other Minor Prophets 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 continuing the 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
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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