Education and Discipleship

All classes begin (except if noted otherwise) on September 11th and run through November 27th. 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.



A Ministry To Families With Kids In The Home

(Infants through High School) | September 18th - November 27th

Youth Room | Teachers: Scott Wilson, Weston Oxley, Rob and Nikki Potter

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.


Good To Great In God's Eyes

Room C8 | Teacher: Rick Welty

We will be enjoying a 20-minute video from Chip Ingram, and then discussing and searching the Scriptures for what Jesus said: “Whoever wants to become great among you must…”  Of course, we serve a great God, but He wants His children to be “great. “ Just what does that mean?  Growing in Christ takes a concentrated effort and the devil surely distracts us from growing to be more like Jesus.  Please join us as we learn to pray great prayers, make great sacrifices, develop great habits, and more.



1 Corinthians

Learning Center | Teachers: Pastor Lee Johnson and Randy Hroziencik

The second longest epistle in the New Testament is the first letter the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in the Greek city of Corinth.  The case can be made that this is the second most important epistle in the New Testament.  If you are interested in digging deep into what this book has meant to Christians right up to the present day, we invite you to join us as we study the text together.  We guarantee that you will learn and grow in your faith as you absorb the truths revealed in the letter.


The Gospels and the Writings of Paul

Room C10 | 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.


Women Connected To God and His World

Library | Teacher: Anita Beetler

 This class offers a time of fellowship for women to pray, study God’s Word, and discuss the issues that capture our attention.  Come prepared to be spiritually uplifted.



First Steps Class

September 11th - October 16th

Room A3 | Teachers: 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 six-week 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 and of Bethel itself.


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1196 N Academy St.
Galesburg IL, 61401


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