The Men’s Ministry at Bethany is designed to encourage and exhort men to be leaders in their home, church, and community. Various ministries, classes, Bible studies, and small groups are regularly offered for this purpose of showing men how to mature and lead effectively. Men are also routinely being discipled and mentored in the context of their leadership development including, but not limited to, the training needed to serve the church in the offices of deacon and elder. Retreats, conferences, and breakfast fellowships are also structured into the overall strategy for coming alongside men in order to help them grow spiritually. For more information email

men's studies

  • men's weekday FALL study

    “Of all Jesus’ parables, the prodigal son is the most richly detailed, powerfully dramatic, and intensely personal. The parable is not a warm and fuzzy feel-good message, but a powerful wake-up call with a very earnest warning.” —John MacArthur   


    It’s strange but true. One of the most familiar, best-loved stories of the Bible is also one of the most misunderstood and poorly taught. There’s more drama, raw emotion, and profound meaning to the parable of the prodigal son than most people realize.


    Go back in time to Jesus’ masterful telling of the penetrating story, helping you hear, understand, and respond to it the same way His original listeners did. Along the way, our study will restore the brilliance of the parable, giving you engrossing cultural and historical background, and unveiling a shocking, surprise ending.


    The Prodigal Son book and video-based Bible study takes you inside God’s tender heart for sinners, and spurs you to deeper study of His Word as you see new richness unfold from even this most familiar passage.

    We begin October 8 & 9. Click here to sign up now!

    Thursdays | 6:30 PM | Room 205

    Fridays | 6:00 AM | Room 205

    Required texts:

    The Prodigal Son, by John MacArthur

    The Prodigal Son Study Guide, by John MacArthur

    Contact Pastor Chris Bruynzeel for more information.

  • bible & breakfast

    Mondays at 7:15 AM

    Location: Eggs-N-Things

    Thousand Oaks, CA

    Our current study is 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith. Author Gregg Allison unpacks fifty key doctrines of the Christian faith in a clear, engaging way and provides guidance for how to accurately teach them. He also explains how each doctrine connects to daily life, because he believes that Christian doctrine is not only true belief but also true practice. 

    For more information about this study, contact the church office: 805-495-7029.

  • Men's study

    Resuming soon. Please watch for updates.

    Wednesdays at 6:00 am

    Location: Bethany Church on the Hill, Room 205

    Class text is Biblical Doctrine: A  Systematic Summary of Bible Truth, Edited By: John MacArthur and Richard L. Mayhue. To view an excerpt from this book, please click here.