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All our Equipping Hour ministries are designed to help you grow in your walk with Christ as you deepen both your knowledge and love for God. These ministries are offered on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:00 am.

Sunday Equipping Hour ministries

Resuming soon on Sunday Mornings at 9:00 am.

Please watch for updates!

  • Bible study leader training

    Sundays | 8:30 AM | Room 205

    Resuming soon!


    Pastor Lance Quinn's course, Grasping God's Word, is for those interested in leading or facilitating Bible studies at Bethany Bible Church. This class is also for those who would like to sharpen their reading, interpreting and application of God's Word.


    For additional details and to enroll in this class, please contact Pastor Lance Quinn.


    Text: Grasping God's Word, Third Edition, by J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays, Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Mark L. Strauss


    Grasping God's Word is an indispensable guide to reading, interpreting, and applying the Bible. It teaches college-level students and lay learners how to read the Word of God carefully and in context on their quest to gain a firm grasp on the rock of God’s word. 


    Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays and New Testament expert J. Scott Duvall provide practical, hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretive process. To emphasize the Bible’s redemptive arc and encourage correlation across the biblical canon, the authors have included a call to "Consult the biblical map. How does a theological principle fit with the rest of the Bible?" as an additional step in the Interpretive Journey. 

  • fundamentals of the faith

    The Fundamentals of the Faith (FOF) class covers thirteen lessons blending basic biblical truths with personal obedience and service. Topics range from the character of God to church participation, so it's an ideal study for new believers or a helpful review and fresh encouragement for even the most seasoned saints. The current FOF session is underway and is led by Patrick LaCanfora. Visitors are welcome and we encourage you to sign up for the next session!


    Sundays | 9:00 AM | Room 204


    Click here to register


  • Elements of counseling & Discipleship

    God wants us to face all of life from His perspective and in turn, to be able to effectively help others in their spiritual walk. This study is designed for:


    Personal Growth     Tackling Specific Life Issues


    Discipling Others     Developing Biblical Counseling Skills


    Sundays | 9:00 AM | Worship Center

    Resuming soon!


    Part 3 of this course entitled "Marriage and Parenting; Some Special Situations," begins January 5. It builds upon the foundations set in Part 1, "How Change Happens," and Part 2, "Handling Emotions." 


    The materials are $10 (folder, printing cost) and optional books are available for purchase online.


    Please contact Pastor Chris Bruynzeel at chris@bethanyto.org as to whether or not you will attend. It help us know the number of notes to print.

  • family hour - parents & children

    Parents and children are welcomed and encouraged to praise God together through fun worship songs. We will also have a short Bible lesson followed by Family Table Time. The Family Table Time is designed to facilitate family discussions that reinforce important biblical truths from the lesson using thought provoking and creative learning activities. We also encourage each family to use the Generations of Grace Companion Family Devotional Booklet during the week ($10). The Devotional Booklet has daily passages and discussion questions to help the father/parents disciple their children at home daily by both reviewing and going in-depth on the lesson and bible passages taught the prior Sunday.


    Click here for additional information about Family Hour.


    Join us for a time of fellowship, singing, and learning! 

    We're meeting via Zoom.

    Contact the church office for details.


  • middle & high school students

    Middle and High School students, join us on Sundays during Equipping Hour for our study: What You Need to Know About the Bible: 12 Lessons That Can Change Your Life, by Max Anders.


    Sundays | 9:00 AM | Room 201

    Resuming soon!


  • be a genuine christ follower

    What does it mean to understand and believe the Gospel and live as a genuine disciple of Christ? Each session is a series of 8-10 classes.  This will be an amazing journey together, building on the foundations learned in Fundamentals of the Faith—mapping your way as a follower and servant of Jesus Christ! 


    Session 1—Christianity Explored Session

    2—Discipleship Explored

    Session 3—Life Explored


    Begins Sundays in September, Lord willing!

    9:00 am | Church Office |

    Led by Jim Hines


    Click here to register now.