Adult Ministries

Ministries for each stage of life make Berean Bible Church a wonderful place for the whole family. Come visit to see how the energy of youthfulness and the wisdom of experience have combined to create a rich atmosphere of learning and discipleship for all ages at Berean.

Adult Sunday School

We strive to present a quality, Bible-focused learning experience for every member of the family. For adults, the Sunday School hour is broken into two sections. Every week the adults meet in age divided groups called Peer Groups, which gather for fellowship and prayer. These six adult Peer Groups also plan socials and ministry activities throughout the year.

Erridzo, which means rooted, is for ages 18 to 25 and meets in room 101
Adolos, which means sincere, is for ages 25 to 42 and meets in the Lower Lounge ( room 107).
Charis, which means grace, is for ages 42 to 55 and meets on the gym stage.
Aletheia, which means truth, is for ages 55 to 66 and meets in room 103.
Fidelia, which means faithful, is for those over 66 and meets in room 207.

Typically on the first Sunday of each month Peer Groups enjoy Coffee Breaks, which provide an extended time of food, fellowship and devotions which lasts the entire Sunday School hour (9:30-10:30 am). On the other weeks the Peer Groups meet from 9:30-9:40 am and then dismiss to a variety of electives classes from 9:50-10:30 am.

 

Adult Elective Classes
The selection of elective classes changes three times each year and generally includes the study of Old and New Testament books or portions of scripture as well as topical studies, including marriage and parenting classes. Some electives are focused around video series, some are mostly discussion based and occasionally a class will use a workbook. All sessions aim to help us understand and apply God's Word.

Bible Reading

We encourage you to spend time in God's Word each day. You can join us in doing the GGF chronological reading plan for 2017 or pick from many other great plans on https://www.biblegateway.com/reading-plans/ or YouVersion https://www.bible.com/reading-plans.

Couples Ministry

We believe that families are best served by a mother and father who are committed to God and one another. By providing Sunday School classes, small groups, conferences, and counseling, our church seeks to support and educate couples as they strive to honor God in their marriages.

Women's Ministries

Women at Berean are encouraged to grow in their walk with God and offered many opportunities to connect, serve, and learn. Join us as we seek to strengthen relationships through discipleship, outreach, and special events.

Men's Ministries

Berean provides discipleship groups, Bible studies, breakfasts, retreats, and special events in an effort to disciple men of all ages to be more like Christ.

Small Group Ministries

Small Groups at Berean provide ways for you to further invest in your spiritual life, find accountability, and share your walk with other members of the church. If you’re ready to dig deeper, Pastor Gary Hansen can get you and your family plugged in.

Young Adult Ministry

Whether you are in college or out of college, employed or unemployed, you are welcome in Erridzo, Berean's young adult group (ages 18-25). Erridzo means rooted in Greek, and we serve, study, play and laugh, all while recognizing that being rooted in the way of Jesus is the best possible way to live. We meet regularly on Sundays at 9:30 am.

ACT

ACT is our Thursday night group for young adults. We meet at 7:30 pm every week for fellowship and a time to grow deeper in the Word. 

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Additional Ongoing Ministries

Berean offers many opportunities for fellowship and growth throughout the week. In addition to the ministries already listed, our church also maintains a grief support group, a breast cancer survivor’s group, and the following weekly events.

Knit Together 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 9:30
Ladies Bible Study Monday morning at 10:00

 

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Adult Sunday School Electives Nov 12 - Dec 31

Last Things First

The study of last things, called Eschatology, is a part of theology that looks at what Scripture says about future events. In this class, we will study how the Bible's discussion of our Christian hope is actually more concerned with how we live today, than what will happen some day.

Pastor Gary  – Room 107 (Lower Lounge)

“That the World May Know” video vol 12 Walking With God in the Desert

We all go through difficult periods in life and can use encouragement for the journey. By looking at some of Israel's experiences in the desert, Ray Vander Laan challenges us to grow closer to God as we experience His grace and provision in our most challenging circumstances.

Jeff  - Gym Stage

 

Come and Die

"Jesus of Nazareth always comes asking disciples to follow him—not merely 'accept him,' not merely 'believe in him,' not merely 'worship him,' but to follow him: one either follows Christ, or one does not. There is no compartmentalization of the faith." ~Lee Camp, Mere Discipleship. This class welcomes anyone, from curious inquirer to devoted follower, who has an interest in discipleship. We explore the definition of a disciple, the priorities of a disciple, establish the focus of a disciple, unveil the last 5% of a disciple's life, join forces to fight against evil, and identify ways to reproduce disciples.

Sean & Sherwood  – Room 103

 

2 Peter

Peter wrote to those facing trials and suffering: "Those which often come to Christians living faithfully in a pagan and hostile society. Persecution took the forms of slander, riots, police action and social ostracism. The readers are encouraged to rejoice and live above such reproach." Sound familiar?

Rich - Room 207

 

 

 

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