Core & Equipping Classes

Spring Semester: January 6 - May 26

adult classesBethel's adult education hour helps us to understand biblical truths and the theology, ministry, and history God has authored. Meeting each Sunday from 9:30 - 10:30 am, our ADULT CLASSES offer various levels of study on the books of the Bible, theology, and biblical application in various areas of life. 


connectWHEN & WHERE: Sundays at 9:30 in Room 212 (4 weeks, starting in May)
TEACHER: Pastor Wayne Smith
Whether you’ve been around churches all your life, or are just checking it out for the first time, this class is the right place to find out what you need to know about Bethel Church. The goals for our time together are simple:

  • What it means to be a member of God’s family, and
  • What it means to be a member of Bethel Church

Equipping Classes


growWHEN & WHERE: Sundays at 9:30 am in Room 202
TEACHER: Don Currans
Do you feel confident that you can help a fellow believer or with a common struggle? If you answered “Maybe” or “No”, this course may be exactly what you want.  This course provides a biblical skillset for equipping men and women who are investing in the lives of others, whether one-on-one, in community group gatherings, or small group formats. You will be equipped with foundational truths to best prepare you to come alongside another person who is need of direction or encouragement. If you are a leader or desiring to be a community group leader, this course is required for all active and future leaders. It will provide tools for discipleship not only for ministry leader, but for any small group ministry format at church, neighborhood, work, or school.


growWHEN & WHERE: Sundays at 9:30 am in Room 203
TEACHER: Frank Jones
Peter said it beautifully on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) and it was also stated in the prayer of the apostles in Acts 4 "For truly in this city there there were gathered together against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur. Jesus had previously announced to the Jews (John 10), I lay down My life that I might take it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative." We’ll read and study the six trials of Jesus, especially noting how Jesus accomplished what He said He would do. He made certain that all aspects of His trials and conviction and crucifixion were under His own control!


growWHEN & WHERE: Sundays at 9:30 am in Room 207
TEACHER: Robert Schwartz and Greg Frazier
 Jesus taught some of his greatest lessons in stories we call parables. Jesus’ parables were often intentionally difficult to understand for the people of His day, especially those who were not seeking to know God better, but to destroy Jesus and His earthly ministry. Please join us as we unravel and explore in more details the wisdom Jesus imparted on His people through these impactful lessons.


WHEN & WHERE: Sundays at 9:30 am in Room 208
TEACHER: Dwain Camp
With more than 2,000 verses about the poor and poverty in Scripture, this is a subject the Lord God cares deeply about.  And yet, there is little said among evangelicals and even less understood about the nature of poverty and potentially helpful guidelines to help nations achieve greater economic growth and well being for their people.  This class will be a study through Wayne Grudem’s book The Poverty of Nations.  Phoenix Seminary professor Wayne Grudem and economist Barry Asmus have identified 78 factors, including political and economic policies and also moral and cultural values, that are critical in alievating poverty, encouraging economic growth and development in a nation, all to the glory of Almighty God.


growWHEN & WHERE: Sundays at 9:30 am in Room 210
TEACHER: Matt Summers
Never before in the history of the Christian faith has there been such a stark collision of worldviews in Western culture.  Understanding the dimensions of a Christian worldview equips believers with a patient and loving desire to eagerly engage others in dialogue that avoids conflict and embraces others with Christlike affection.  This course provides an overview of the Christian worldview with direct application to Christian apologetics.  This course is designed to lead believers through the four conventional aspects of worldview – origin, meaning, morality, and destiny.  These are discussed in the context of the Great Commission and Great Commandment in order to help believers to walk out obedience to our commission and love of neighbor within a culture that hosts a stark diversity of worldviews..


growWHEN & WHERE: Sundays at 9:30 am in Room 211
TEACHER: Jay Campbell
Why did God create us? Why did He create us male and female?  How did God make us like Himself?  What is sin and where did it come from? How is Jesus fully God and fully man? Was it really necessary for Christ to die?  What really happened in the atonement?  If you have pondered these questions and others like them, then “systematic theology” is certainly a meaningful and important area of study for you.   We will examine the Scriptures to see what the Bible has to say about a wide array of critical topics:  Sin, Salvation, God, The Holy Spirit, Sanctification, Creation, Humanity, etc.

Clases en Español


DONDE & CUANDO:  Cuarto 204, Domingo a las 9:30 am
TEACHERS (Maestros): Antonio Peralta
Todos tienen una cosmovisión. ¿Cuál es la suya? En esta clase discutiremos la importancia de adoptar una cosmovisión bíblica y las implicaciones.

Contact Information

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