Classes

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Alpha Course

Tuesdays, April 21-June 23, 7-9pm, Meeting Online, Register, Questions
Wednesdays, April 15-June 17, 6:30-8:30pm, Meeting Online, Register, Questions

Do you, or someone you know, have questions about faith, God, the church, or Christianity? The Alpha course walks through the fundamentals of the Christian faith that allows space to ask questions, disagree, and explore with others what it's all about. Come on your own or with a friend for teaching and discussion over a meal each week!

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, this class will be meeting online. After registering, participants will be sent a link to the Zoom conference call for weekly meetings.

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KNOWING GOD, KNOWING YOURSELF

Thursday, May 7, 14, & 21 at 7 pm.
"Lord, let me know myself; let me know you.” - Augustine

As followers of Christ, we seek to know him more, day by day, but theologians like Augustine have also highlighted the importance of knowing ourselves. There are countless self-help tools available, but how do we do this without falling into a cycle of self-centeredness? Join us for a 3-week workshop series that will provide tools for you to deepen in self-knowledge and as a result, deepen your relationship with God. Join for just one, or all 3 workshops, by registering here! You will receive an email with links and passwords for each session. 

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  • May 7: Christian Discernment with Larry Warner

    Do you desire to discern and live into God’s Will for your life? More than decision making, Christian Discernment focuses on listening for and depending on the Holy Spirit. In this workshop, Larry Warner will offer practical wisdom on how to cultivate a lifestyle of discernment. 

  • May 14: A Biblical Approach to the Enneagram, with Marilyn Vancil

    How can the Enneagram impact our lives with God? This ancient spiritual discernment tool reveals the core filters through which we view God, ourselves, others. In this workshop, we’ll learn how the Enneagram can help us discern the characteristics of our old self, so we can put it off more decisively, and as a result, step into the freedom of becoming God’s unique reflection…our original design! 

  • May 21: Learning to Tell Your Story, with Monica Romig Green

    What’s your story? God is the Great Storyteller and invites us to discover and articulate our own stories. By understanding story structure and themes, we can find greater meaning in personal stories, how God is always a main character, and how each of our stories can be a part of God’s great unfolding narrative. In this workshop, participants will learn how stories work, how to encourage one another to tell our stories, and why stories are such a powerful gift to ourselves, our communities, and the world. 

POSTPONED - Myths of Vocation

UPDATE: Due to all on-site worship services being cancelled on March 8, we will be rescheduling this class. Please reach out to Megan Dobrasz or Olivia Clements for details on when this class will be rescheduled. 
Sunday, March 8, 12:30-1:30pm, Classroom B, Register

What is your job FOR? Is our job in the right role, or do we expect it to do more (or less) than it’s designed for? Join this one-hour class/discussion to talk about the expectations, limitations, and incredible opportunities we can find in our work.


Membership Class and Membership

Next class will take place in Fall 2020

Membership at Bethany is a way to say that out of your growing relationship with Jesus Christ, Bethany Community Church is where you’re choosing to invest your time, gifts, and finances. Membership is a mutual relationship between you, Bethany leadership, and other members that brings with it the commitment to be in community with this community, attend service regularly, serve, and give has God directs. Additionally, it means being open to support and investment from this community. If you’re in a place to take a step towards membership, join us for class to find out more information, get all your questions answered, and talk with a pastor. For more information, contact Pastor Megan.

Enjoying the Bible and Hearing from God

January 29-March 11, No meeting February 26,  7-8pm, Classroom A, Register

Have you wanted to start reading the Bible on your own, but didn't know where to start or didn't think you would be able to understand it? Maybe you have tried it but it was an uphill battle? Join Greg Collins as he shares some of the ways the Bible has come alive for him and the tools that he’s used to awaken the interest and curiosity of hundreds of kids over the years. Using imagination, empathy, and attentiveness new life can be breathed into your Bible reading and relationship with Jesus.


Thursday Bible Studies

Mornings - Women, Thursdays, 10am–12pm, Meeting virtually, $70, Childcare provided, Register
Evenings - Women, Thursdays, 7–8:45pm, Meeting virtually, $20, Register
NEW Evenings - Men, Thursdays, 7:30-9pm, Meeting virtually, $20, Register
Looking for a place to build and enjoy your Bethany community, explore scripture with others, and share life through the lens of what you are learning? Our Thursday Bible Studies meet every Thursday and discover the Letters of John.
In the midst of COVID-19 and for the safety and health of all of our participants, all Bible studies will be meeting virtually for the foreseeable future. To join a group or for questions regarding the Women's Morning study, contact Karen Merritt. To join a group or for questions regarding the Women's Evening study, contact Tabitha Gross. To join a group or for  questions regarding the Men's Evening study, contact John Thompson.

Please note that children's programming is only available for the morning study.


Baptisms

Next Baptisms on Easter, April 12, 6:30am & 7pm, Contact Pastor Megan

The act of baptism is a powerful moment in our walk with the Lord. This step of proclaiming your faith and intention to follow Christ for life is a marker that will be of encouragement to you and to many others. If you haven't yet been baptized, it's never too late. Contact Pastor Megan to set up a time to talk about with this means at Bethany and what it means for you. We can't wait to talk to you! 

Financial Peace University

Sundays, Returning Fall 2020, 4-6pm, the Chapel Basement, $100
Financial stewardship and responsibility frees us up to focus on Christ and the things that matter most. FPU addresses ways to beat personal debt, set and commit to a budget, and maintain financial peace throughout your life.

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Spiritual Journey

Mondays, Returning Aug 24 - Dec 7, 7-8:30pm
Registration opening in June

If you want to change your life, consider the Spiritual Journey program to bring wholeness and emotional healing to your life. Spiritual Journey offers ways for you to grow emotionally and spiritually. The process of recovery is a journey that takes us from a life of confusion or grief to a place of peace and freedom—one day at a time. Payment covers materials for the class, scholarships are available.