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.

Spring 2018

Sunday morning classes started on January 14 unless stated otherwise.

Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Smart Money Smart Kids – Starts Sunday March 25

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).

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.

Getting to the Heart of Parenting

Led by Pastor Craig Johnson, Room D
Parenting is hard, but there are few things in life that rise to this level of importance. God has chosen parents to be primary instruments in the shaping of a human soul. As Paul Tripp explains, parenting is so much deeper than rules and regulations. A biblical view teaches that parenting is all about the exposure and change of a child’s heart. Permanent behavioral change only occurs when the heart of a person is changed by grace. This study covers principles of grace for children 0-5, 6-12, and 13-18. Learn how to become an instrument of heart-changing grace in the lives of your children.

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) – Resumes January 7

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.

Christianity Explored

Led by Jeff Nelson, Room C
This 8 session class will take men and women on a journey through the gospel of Mark to discover who Jesus is, why He came, and what it means to follow Him. Come experience the person of Jesus! This is also part of our pathway to becoming a voting member of Bethel Church. A great opportunity for everyone!

Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday night classes start on January 17.

Financial Peace University

Led by Nate and Michelle Brown, Room B
Using the Financial Peace University curriculum, we are seeking to lead our people to financial maturity by cultivating a culture of giving in the church and community. Financial Peace University is a DVD study based on Dave Ramsey’s Proven Principles for living debt-free. This class meets for 9 weeks! Cost for materials is $93. Register here to purchase materials. Contact Megyn for more information.

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