Adult Education and Discipleship

All classes begin on March 1st and continue until May 31st.  However, First Steps will begin on April 12th.  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.


Young Adults and Families (Why I Believe)

Room A4 | Teacher: Rick Welty

Finding answers to life’s most difficult questions.  The Christian faith has many questions out there from people with honest doubts, including believers.  But throughout His ministry Jesus addressed the most pivotal of all questions to not only display the truth, but to give comfort to those seeking the truth.  From this study, we’ll listen to Pastor Chip Ingram address biblical claims of the faith and then we’ll enter into group discussion.  Let’s grow together.


(Christian Worldview Class) Genesis is History

Room C8 | Teachers: Kathy Kennelly, Steve Apsey, and Randy Hroziencik

The first eleven chapters of Genesis take us from the time of creation to the world after the Tower of Babel, preparing us for Abraham and the other patriarchs of Genesis.  Join us as we look at the creation, the fall of humanity in the Garden of Eden, the pre-Flood world, the Flood itself, and the world after the Flood – including the Tower of Babel and the scattering of the various people groups.  Be amazed at how science, archaeology, and ancient writings all converge to show us that Genesis is, despite what the skeptics may say, real history.


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 DVD Series

Learning Center | Teacher: Rob Potter, Tim Reynolds

We will continue on in our DVD series featuring the very influential and inspiring Andy Stanley as he tackles faith-building topics each week. Come prepared to learn and grow in your faith!


Women's Class: Praying Together as One

Library | Teacher: Laura Wintory

This class is made up of women that enjoy studying God’s Word and praying together.  New women are always welcome!  You will be strengthened by the fellowship that is shared as we meet together.  We will be focusing on prayer this term.  We desire to grow in our own individual prayer lives, but also learn about praying together as sisters in Christ.  We will be learning: The importance and purpose of prayer; how to have intimacy with God; being mindful of God’s presence; recognizing His answers and work in our lives; and seeking God with other believers. We are seeking God to guides us in the adventure of worshipping Him, knowing Him, and serving Him together.  You can join us at any point during the term.

Life of Abraham

Room A3 | Teachers:  Tim Carlson, Terry Stewart

Men, join us as we study the faith journey of Abraham.

We can learn from this man of faith and from his relationship with God.

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” -Proverbs 27:7


First Steps (Starts April 12th)

Room A5 | Teachers: Scott Wilson


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.

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.


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Galesburg IL, 61401


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