Built for Discipleship

Classes 9/6/17 – 12/13/17

NOW is a ministry designed to provide both fellowship and learning opportunities for all of our church members in the middle of the week. In aligning with the church’s mission, all classes and studies focus on Nurture, Outreach and Worship.
NOW is held on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the fall through spring, with short breaks for Christmas and Lent. Meals are served in the Fellowship Hall prior to a worship service in Spell Chapel during Lent and Advent.
NOW is a family event. It begins with everyone gathering in the Fellowship Hall for an evening meal. This is an ideal time for families to eat together in the middle of a hectic week and to share fellowship with members of their other family – the Bethany family.
The Smart Step Family


When stepfamily life gets tough,
remaining dedicated to your commitment
is a day-to-day decision.

Parenting & Marriage
7 Steps to a Healthy Family
Ron L. Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended and one of the nation’s leading experts on Christian stepfamilies, gives couples keys to building a healthy stepfamily. The eight sessions—ideal for small groups or seminars—offer useable solutions for everyday living, practical tips for raising stepkids, and ways to strengthen the couple’s marriage. Deal’s personable presentation combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives and their intent to build strong families.

Step into the Unknown

In the Bible, we see Jesus call his disciple Peter to walk to Him on the water. Peter stepped out onto the water not knowing if he would sink but he trusted Jesus’ command to “come.” Jesus calls us each day to step into the unknown, to leave our comfort zone, and to love “the least of these.”  He asks us to be focused on Him so that we do not sink in our doubts or circumstances.
“all classes and studies focus on Nurture, Outreach and Worship
The Armor of God



“Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.

Ephesians 6:11

Spiritual Warfare
All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

The Enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.



“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

More to Your Story

Car pools and car crashes. Job changes and joint custody. Life can feel overwhelming and inconsequential. Amidst the chaos, confusion, and clutter of daily life, it’s sometimes difficult to see the bigger picture. Your life is a crafted narrative written by a great God, orchestrated by his will, and unveiled according to his timing. Everything changes when you see how your story fits with God’s story.

Extreme Grand Parenting
Teacher: Susan Keifer

Leave a legacy…

.Grandparents, you have a significant
chance to impact a child’s life for eternity! 


Don’t miss it. Your grandchildren
need you to be the best grandparent
you can be.

Grandparents have a vital role in the lives of their grandchildren, not only as a mentor and loving family member, but as a spiritual rock during the hard times. Extreme Grandparenting helps readers understand how to make the most of the new role of grandparent and how to grow the next generation for greatness.

Grandparenthood is far more than rocking chairs. It is a second chance to do all of the “ought tos” and “should haves” that the busyness and demands of daily parenthood kept you from doing. It is living part of the idealistic dream of…