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Toward Wholeness - Spirit, Soul, Body Class

Tuesdays, Coming January 2022, 7-8pm, $35, Meeting Online

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. Questions? Contact Megan Dobrasz

Thursday Bible Studies

Thursdays, Beginning September 30, 10am or 7pm, $35, Virtual and in-person options available, Register
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. This fall, we’re looking forward to creatively and safely connecting with each other while growing in our relationship with the Lord through a study in the book of Exodus. Groups for women, men, and couples available, as well as online and in-person options. 

FAQs


Membership Class and Membership

Next Class September 26, 12:30pm, Meeting online, Register

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). 

Financial Peace University

Sundays, September 26-November 21, 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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Bringing the Scriptures to Life

Wednesdays, October 6-November 10, 7-8:15 pm, Register

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!


Living Into Your Calling

Wednesdays, October 13-27, 7-8:30pm, $10, Register

What is calling? How does God see it? How do we know what ours is? How does it relate to our work? This three-week class takes a look at the biblical concept of calling and makes space to think through and discuss how our calling is being lived out in our lives today. With supplemental readings and spiritual practices, each week we’ll bathe ourselves in reflection and the Word of God to explore what it looks like to live into our personal calling in the midst of God’s general calling for all of creation.  

Register today or reach out to Pastor Megan with any questions. 


The Way

First and Third Thursdays, September 16-May 19, 7pm
In-person at Bethany Green Lake Sanctuary, Classroom A, $50, Register by September 15
Online via Zoom, $20, Register by September 15

Are you feeling stuck in your relationship with God, wondering if this is as good as it gets? Or maybe you feel disconnected from God and long for a deeper experience of His presence in your life? Join Bethany Formation Ministries for The Way, a three-term course to help you discover abundant life with God. 

The Way invites people to deepen in their life with God through group spiritual direction, discussion, prayer, and content focused on our belovedness in God, our story, and life as a pilgrimage. The course also includes quarterly half-day retreats at Bethany Green Lake/online. 

The course is available as either a fully in-person or fully online experience. For more information email Jen Manglos at jenm@churchbcc.org.

  • In-Person track: $50 for the year. Includes costs of retreats; books not included.
  • Online track: $20 for the year. Includes costs of retreats; books not included. 

  • Bethany Story Groups

    Late September 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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    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! 

    Myths of Vocation

    Coming in 2022, 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.


    Spiritual Journey

    Registration closed, Next session TBD
    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.