9:15 – 10:15am – Bible Fellowship Hour (Classes for adults and children)
10:30am – 12pm – Corporate Worship
Nursery care is provided for the Bible Fellowship hour and the Worship Service for children under 5 years of age.
When we gather for our main worship service on Sundays mornings, our main goal is that God would be pleased with how we present our worship to him in accordance with his Word. This is why we seek to take time at the beginning of the service to quiet our hearts and minds, and see if there would be any sin that we might need to confess to him. We sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, all done as skillfully as we can with the most suitable music to convey the truth we are affirming as we sing. We honor God’s Word by reading it, and then show our dependence upon him and upon his Spirit’s help as we pray corporately as well.
The culmination of our worship time is when we listen to God’s Word preached in an expository manner. We hold that expository preaching is what best accords with Paul’s instruction to Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:1-5, in which the Apostle commands him to “Preach the Word!” We find Peter and Paul and even Moses exemplifying expository preaching as recorded in the Scriptures, and we want to do all we can to let God’s Word do the work in the lives of its hearers that only it can do.
Weekly Small Groups, Prayer, and Sermon Based Bible Study
Small Groups meet weekly at various locations around Metro Toledo
Small Groups meet together for a time of sermon based discussion, prayer, and fellowship for the purposes of encouraging spiritual growth through the application of biblical truth, exhibiting prayerful dependence upon God as we pray for one another, and exercising our spiritual gifts in the context of our local church body and community.
Women’s Bible Study
Throughout the year, the ladies of our church gather every other Tuesday & Saturday mornings beginning 9/12 and 9/16 from 9am to 11am to study the Word, fellowship, and pray together. In this study we will be going through the book and study guide to Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges.
The men of Bethany get together for Bible teaching and fellowship on a monthly basis, gathering on the first Saturday of the month. Currently the men are going through the book Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney. For more details contact Casey Jacobs or see the information in the weekly newsletter or in the Sunday bulletin.