ABC’s (Adult Bible Communities)

ABC’s (Adult Bible Communities)

The adult Sunday school ministry of Bethany (“Adult Bible Communities” or simply ABC’s) gathers weekly at 9:00 & 10:30am to pray, teach God’s Word, grow in discipleship, serve in the church together, and help start new community groups.  Our ABC’s aim to apply God’s word to life’s circumstances in a cross-generational, discipleship-focused environment (Heb. 10:24-25).

It’s easy to feel lost in a large church, so we want to make it simple for everyone to get connected with other believers. This list of classes is a great starting point.  When you decide to try one out, there’s no need to RSVP — just show up this Sunday. And if you’d like more information, simply stop by the Welcome Center and we’ll help you get plugged in.


  • Teacher: Mark Ellison
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Location: Room 817
  • Current Topic: Revelation
  • About: At Crosspoint, adults of all ages are welcome to this fun and engaging environment, as they study Christian beliefs and Christian living.


  • Teachers: Dave Schellenberg & Rod Abel
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Location: Room 808
  • Current Topic: 1 Timothy
  • About: Crossroads is a team-taught adult class for all ages. Our goal is to grow in the likeness of Christ through encouraging one another’s faith in fellowship and prayer, establishing a firm foundation for their lives through focused Bible studies and application, and demonstrating the love of Christ through service and care for one another.

Dust to Glory

  • Teachers: Ritch Boerckel, Chad Herman, Nate Herman & Jake Tourtillott
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Location: Gymnasium
  • Current Topic: Know Why You Believe
  • About: Dust to Glory is a vibrant fellowship of believers of all ages. D2G class members can look forward to building relationships with one another through brunches, fellowship events, service and missions opportunities, and care groups.

Joint Heirs

  • Teacher: Tom Schlich
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Location: Room 815
  • Current Topic: Titus
  • About: Various age groups are a part of the Joint Heirs class. Past studies include Christian Ethics, Principles of a Christian Family, the Role of Law in the Christian Life, Colossians, and the Implications of Being Created in the Image of God.

THE LIFE (College & young adults)

  • Teachers: Billy Schick, Russ Fitzgerald
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Location: Room 814
  • Current Topic: 1 Corinthians
  • About: The Life equips college students, young professionals and anyone in their 20’s for everyday life through the power of God’s Word and the encouragement of fellowshipping with other believers. They strive to see genuine faith lived out, giving young adults opportunity to serve and share their faith with others.

The Master’s Touch

  • Time: 9:00am
  • Location: Room 805/806
  • Teacher: Brad Dunham
  • Current Topic: Close Encounters of the Jesus Kind
  • About: This series will look at the purpose and results of various “close encounters” between the incarnate Son of God and other people here on earth.

New Creations

  • Time: 9:00am
  • Location: Room 816
  • Teacher: Justin Bailey, Jon Baumann, Cal Benedict & Brian Stone
  • Current Topic: 2 Corinthians
  • About: The New Creations class is a community of all ages of adults that pray for and serve one another and others, ministering locally and abroad, fellowshipping together and relying on one another. The basis of their study is God’s Word and they work to apply what they learn in everyday life.

Temple Builders

  • Teachers: Bill Tate, Mark Schellenberg
  • Time: 10:30am
  • Location: Room 807
  • Current Topic: Romans
  • About: The Temple Builders class is made up of a cross-section of adults studying the Bible verse-by-verse. We have active class participation with lively discussions.