Education and Discipleship

All classes begin (except if noted otherwise) on March 6th and run through May 29th . Even if you miss a class at any time, all class leaders encourage everyone to participate when they can: Even if you miss a class or two (or more), you will still learn! Please join us for this chance to grow in your faith. The classes (unless noted otherwise) meet on Sunday morning from 9:45 to 10:45 am.


Daniel: His Life and Prophecies

Learning Center | Teacher: Rick Welty

God spoke to Daniel about events that would happen in his lifetime, and also events that wouldn’t take place for thousands of years. These prophecies were spoken to Daniel through many different people, animals, angels, and even other objects (but all from God). Our very future will be greatly impacted regarding such prophecies. We’ll look into the past life of Daniel and also into the future, what the Lord told him is to come. Bring your Bible and come join in this study.



Thirty Years That Changed The World: The Book of Acts

Room A3 | Teachers: Kathy Kennelly, Steve Apsey, and Randy Hroziencik

The book of Acts tells us about the first three decades of the Church Age, in which Peter, Paul, and the other apostles changed the world through their evangelistic efforts.  The Jewish and pagan worldviews were eventually eclipsed by the message of the gospel - the "Good News" of Jesus Christ - which today is the largest religious group in the world.  What Luke recorded for us in the Book of Acts still impacts us greatly today.


The Gospels and the Writings of Paul

Room A6 | Teacher: Sue Hulett

A study of the religious, political, cultural, and literary background of the Gospels and Paul’s Epistles. In addition to reading the Gospels and Paul’s letters to the churches devotionally, we focus on finding the meaning of Scripture by listening to the Holy Spirit's leading and prompting. We first study the history of religion, culture, politics, and written and oral language at the time of Jesus and the early church. We will thus know more about the theological debates between Jesus and the Pharisees, the cultural influences stemming from Jewish and Greek philosophy and societal norms, and about the language and writing style of the Gospel writers -- and also Paul. Just for examples: we might discover more about Jesus' unique use of parables and poetic forms, the theological distinctions between John's and Matthew's Gospels, and the role of Pharisees, Sadducees, women, and Gentiles in the first century. Bring your Bibles, your favorite Commentaries, and your reflections.


Andy Stanley Series

Room C4 | Teacher: Rob and Nikki Potter

A series of video lessons from the very inspirational Bible application teacher Andy Stanley will form the heart of this class, with lots of room for discussion of the video.  Come prepared to have your faith energized.


Women's Class

Library | Teacher: Anita Beetler

 This class offers a time of fellowship for us as women, to pray, study God’s Word, and discuss the issues that capture our attention.  In this quarter we will also say goodbye to Laura Wintory, who will be moving away, as we welcome and encourage Anita Beetler, the new leader for the class.  Come prepared to be spiritually uplifted.



Meets Sundays, March 6th through April 24th, 2016 (Does not meet on Easter)

First Steps

Room C8 | Teacher: Scott Wilson, Peter Fecht

Those new to Bethel will discover what it means to have a commitment to Christ, an understanding of Bethel’s beliefs, and receive an invitation to membership into the body of Bethel Baptist Church.  This class is required for membership and is an excellent way to become connected into the body of the church.  We will examine the beliefs and practices of being a Christian, and why we can hold these beliefs with confidence, as well as an introduction to the history of the church – including the history of Bethel itself.



Meets Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Monday Evening Bible Study

Sanctuary | Teacher: Lee Johnson

Come join us as Pastor Johnson takes us through the Book of Romans.  Each class is designed to be a stand-alone class, so even if you have not yet joined us for this class, you can still benefit tremendously from the excellent insight that our retired senior pastor offers.



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Galesburg IL, 61401


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