Adult Bible Fellowships (ABF)

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.—Ephesians 5:1-2

What is an Adult Bible Fellowship?

One of the ways we connect in community at Bethel is through mid-size classes throughout the week. These Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) provide a context to make friends, learn together, and serve.

Summer 2018

Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Summer Psalms – June 3 through August 19

Led by a variety of teachers, Room E
The book of Psalms is often the first place we turn to in God’s Word. The 150 chapters help us relate honestly with God, they guide us in worship, and they lead us in reflection and meditation on what God has done for us. Through this summer series we will look at selected Psalms each week and consider the original context, how the Psalm points us to Jesus, and how we can live differently as a result. Join us for this encouraging study! Class will not meet July 1 or August 5.

Faithful Followers: Summer Bible Study for Students 7th – 12th grades

June 3 through July 25

Led by Carl Johnson, Room B
Join Carl Johnson and dive into Paul’s letter to the Philippians for encouragement and instruction on how to live our lives as faithful followers of Christ in a hostile world. All students from 7th to 12th grade are welcome! Class will not meet July 1.

Questions? Call Megyn at 701.232.4476 or e-mail megynressler@bethelfc.com.

Spring 2018

Sunday morning classes started on January 14 unless stated otherwise.

Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Smart Money Smart Kids – March 25 – May 6

Led by Stan and Jocie Wiens,
Conference Room

Weekly topics include:

  1. Work and Responsibility
  2. Spending and Wisdom
  3. Saving and Patience
  4. Giving and Generosity
  5. Debt and Honesty
  6. Contentment and Gratitude

Parents are eager for practical ways to help their kids develop a healthy and responsible understanding of how money works. Financial experts and father-daughter duo, Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze, have developed this class to equip parents to raise money-smart kids! In this 6 week class, parents will learn how to teach their kids the key principles of money by creating teachable moments in a family’s everyday routine. Learn how to build a child’s character and give them a solid understanding of how money works and how to make wise decisions. Materials cost $59 and can be purchased when you register. Registration begins Monday, February 26. Email Megyn for more information. Click here to register (opens February 26).

The Art of Marriage – March 25 – May 6

Led by Pastor Craig Johnson, Room D
Marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a true art form. That’s why for more than 40 years, FamilyLife has been helping couples understand God’s plan for relationships. The Art of Marriage® weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design.  In The Art of Marriage, over 40 ministry leaders provide biblically-centered teaching, while couples who have struggled in marriage, openly and honestly share their stories of pain, loss, forgiveness, and grace. The Art of Marriage small-group series enables couples to interact with the video content in a group setting with other couples over six weeks. Weekly date nights enable couples to interact one-on-one through discussion questions and mini-projects.

Classes start March 25 and run through May 6 (Class will not meet Easter Sunday).  The cost for workbooks is $25 per couple. Pre-registration is recommended to reserve a spot and purchase the workbooks. Contact megynressler@bethelfc.com for more information or with questions.

Spiritual Gifts Class –  April 8, 15, & 22

Led by Pastor Jonas Bundy, Room 112
Have you ever heard people talk about spiritual gifts and wonder what they’re talking about? Here’s your chance to find out. Pastor Jonas Bundy will lead you through a 3 week class on learning your spiritual gifts, what they mean for you, and how you might use them. Materials for this class are $30 per person. Please pre-register online. Contact Sueann if you have any questions.

Faith and Life: Integrating Faith into Your Daily Activities
A College Age Study

Led by Zachary Burkart and Kels Westra, Room B
Look at Scripture and hear testimonies about how to apply our relationship with God to school, work, relationships, community, the future and other areas. Come be encouraged and grow together!

Counter Culture

Led by Alan Bruns and Kenyon Williams, Room C
Ask a group of Christians what they think about poverty, sex trafficking, or the orphan crisis, and you’ll probably get a pretty quick response. But ask that same group about gay marriage, immigration, or abortion, and you’ll most likely be faced with a lot of fuzzy answers.  In this day, when social issues are creating clear dividing lines in society, moral neutrality is not an option for those who believe the gospel. This class will use David Platt’s book and video series “Counter Culture”  as we address these important issues from a Christian worldview.   This series invites us to fix our gaze on the holiness, goodness, love, truth, justice, authority, and mercy of God revealed in the gospel and to live with conviction, courage, and compassion in the midst of a culture that is drifting further from the truth every day.

Proverbs

Led by Dr. Ken Hanna, Room E
The book of Proverbs enables one to acquire skills for living wisely in a world where choices are many, values are obscured, and consequences are ignored. Join us in the new-year for a practical, life related study of Proverbs. We will explore the book of Proverbs thematically, looking at topics like, wealth and poverty, family and friends, honesty and integrity, the power (and problem) of the tongue, sex, springs and cisterns, to name a few.

Sundays at 10:45 a.m.

Friends (Special Needs Class for Adults) 

Led by Brenda Hansen, Randy Finley, and Ramona Burchill, Room A
Our Friends class is a Bible study for adults with developmental disabilities. Lessons are ability-appropriate and use the intellect of the individual as well as music and crafts to encourage the understanding of Bible stories, helping others, prayer, and Jesus Christ. We believe regardless of disability God has equipped all his people to know Him in a personal way. Appropriate age is teenage and above.

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Questions? Call Megyn at 701.232.4476 or e-mail megynressler@bethelfc.com.