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Toward Wholeness - Spirit, Soul, Body Class

Tuesdays, September 28-October 18, 7-8pm, $35, Meeting Online, Registration coming soon

Towards Wholeness is a four-week experience designed to engage participants in a process of transformation using a discipleship lens of spirit, soul, and body. The content of this experience was born out of the conviction that transformation happens not just by learning more about God, but by posturing ourselves to experience more of God in our day-to-day lives. 

Our weekly one-hour virtual meetings include a brief large group gathering space before spending the bulk of our time in consistent small groups, allowing us to experience God and discuss the content in community. Before each week’s session, content will be delivered via video providing the theological basis and spiritual practice explanation, taught by Pastor Richard and Pastor Abby. 

If you’re looking for a unique way to engage your faith these days give this a try.

Baptisms

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! 

Membership Class and Membership

Next Class September 26, 12:30pm

We're so glad that you're considering membership here at Bethany!! Unlike a gym membership, library card, or Costco membership, membership at Bethany doesn't give people special privileges or bulk discounts on the eternal–though it does allow you to vote for council members and is required for high-level leadership. People who are seeking membership at Bethany are looking to prioritize their involvement within this community; being willing to be invested in and invest in others with time, talents, and other gifts. The church and our community is a better reflection of Christ the more people are involved and using their unique expressions of the Image of God.

The process of membership is thus: When we're meeting in person, the membership process consists of a class where you learn a bit more about Bethany with other folks who are interested in membership. This is followed by an application and a meeting with someone from the pastoral staff to get to know you a bit more, answer any questions, etc. 

During COVID, the process is a little different than normal. After a brief online gathering with a few materials to read ahead of time, if you want to pursue membership, we have an application, followed by a meet-up (either virtual or socially distanced in-person) with someone from the pastoral staff.

Throughout the process if you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to Pastor Megan Dobrasz (megand@churchbcc.org) or Olivia Clements (Administrative Assistant, oliviac@churchbcc.org). 

Thursday Bible Studies

Our studies are currently on a break for the summer, but we look forward to reconnecting in the fall
Meeting for over a decade, our Thursday Bible Study has a history of focusing on scripture while building relationships together, making our big church a bit smaller and creating spaces for folks to share life together. 

Bethany Story Groups

February 2021, Apply below

A safe and nurturing space to explore your story and reflect on what has shaped you to become who you are.

Join us for this 10-week small group experience to engage the broken parts of your story, discover God’s redeeming presence in your life and grow in becoming who you are meant to be.

Even as Christians we may struggle to know ourselves loved and accepted by God. Emotional wounds sustained during childhood still impact us: they shape how we relate to God, ourselves, and others, and keep us bound to coping skills and defensive mechanisms that restrict our ability to love and be loved in the way God intended for us.

Bethany Story groups provide the opportunity to engage these stories of hardship in the midst of a caring community and experience acceptance, compassion and kindness in the process. As part of the group process, each participant commits to writing one or two childhood narratives to read to the group, inviting feedback and reflection. In addition, participants will work through one chapter of our Bethany Story Workbook per week. Click here to preview an excerpt from our Story Workbook (chapter 1 of 10).

Groups will meet weekly on Monday nights or Thursday mornings for ten weeks, beginning in February. The program fee is $100. (Partial scholarships are available upon request). If you are interested in applying for a story group, please submit your initial application below. 

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Bringing the Scriptures to Life! 

Wednesdays, January 20 - February 24, 7-8:15 pm

Do you wish you read your Bible more than you actually do? You’re not alone! Together, we will dive into God’s word and watch how these “stories” come to life as we interact with God’s word in a tangible way. This approach to reading the Bible brings passion and awe back into the Bible stories that you may or may not already know. Join this class to get excited to read your Bible today, tomorrow and the next!

After taking the class, here is what one person had to say, "(This class) was incredibly informative and I found the time very enlightening, cathartic, and life-giving, and has served in many ways as the catalyst I needed to re-engage with the scriptures in my own daily life. I look forward to exploring further with Greg in Alpha."


Financial Peace University

Sundays, January 24-March 8, 4-5pm, Online, $129, Register
With jobs and stock markets in flux, wise financial stewardship is as important as ever. 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. 

To join this class, click the orange "Register" and it will redirect you to our unique class link on Ramsey+. Along with the FPU course, your Ramsey+ membership will get you access to helpful tools that help guide you towards financial success!

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Myths of Vocation

Coming in 2021, Online

What is your job FOR? Is your job in the right role, or do we expect it to do more–or less–than it’s designed to? Join this one hour class and discussion to talk about the things we expect from our job that it can’t do BUT the incredible things that it CAN.


Alpha Course

April 7-June 9, 7-8:15pm, Meeting online, No Cost, Register

We all have questions and ponderings about faith: What does the Holy Spirit do? How does God guide us? Is there more to life than this? Whether you’re just thinking about Christianity or have been a believer for a long time, this space allows us to ask questions and explore with others what faith is all about. With a teaching video and discussion, there will be no shortage of content to peak your curiosity and maybe change your life. 

If you have more questions about the Alpha class or want to register, contact Greg Collins.

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Bethany Fellows

Returning Fall 2021

More information coming soon! In the meantime, check out the Faith and Work page for more information regarding Bethany Fellows.


Spiritual Journey

Tuesdays, August 31 - December 14, 7-8:30 pm, Bethany Green Lake Sanctuary, $20, Register
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.