Bethesda | Connect Groups
 
Connect Groups are starting and are a great way to meet people, grow spiritually, plug in at BWC, and serve. Check out the groups below. Please contact the church office at 673-0023  and contact the connect coach and get connected. 
 
 
OPEN TO EVERYONE
 
Adult Sunday School Class: Difficult Questions
Connect Coach: Les Hitchcock
Target Group: Open to all adults
Synopsis: In this 12-week class, we will be visiting some difficult questions and looking at what God’s word says about: Who are the elect? What is predestination? What about other religions? How did we get the Bible? What version of the Bible should I use? How do I share my faith? How are Christians supposed to act? Plus, other questions.
When: Sunday mornings // 9:00-10:30a (This group will begin January 31st) 
Location: BWC // Classroom A
Supplies: Your Bible and questions.
Please note: In March (7, 14, 21, 28) this group will also be studying “The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel.
Please contact Les or the church office to register for this class.
 
 
Intercessory Prayer Connect Group
Connect Coach: Auda Whalen and Billie Rae Charles
Target Group: This connect group is open to anyone who feels the call to intercessory prayer. 
Synopsis: Life without prayer is like a wall with a gaping hole, a puzzle without directions, and a story with no hope. If you believe prayer makes a difference, then come be a part our group praying for our church, city, nation and world.
When: Tuesdays // 6:00p (Beginning February 23rd) 
Location: BWC Sanctuary
 
 
Songs, Scriptures and Stories
Connect Coach: Marcine Husman
Synopsis: If you enjoy the hymns, this group is for you. When we gather, you can sing or just listen while enjoying a cup of coffee with others who enjoy the hymns as well. If you play or are learning to play an instrument, please bring it and play along with us. We share scripture and stories of God’s blessings in our lives.
When: Wednesday // 2:30-3:30p
Location: Bethesda Worship Center Ron Cunningham Fellowship Hall
Supplies: Your voices
 
 
Cooking Together
Connect Coach: Joe Niverson
Synopsis: This group is open to anyone who desires to serve others through meal preparations and cooking together. There will be a time of sharing the Word and preparing meals to be given to those in need. Joe will be guiding and instructing on cooking techniques and meal prep.
When: Tuesdays // 6:30p
Location: Bethesda Worship Center Ron Cunningham Fellowship Hall
 
 
Sign Language Connect Group
Connect Coach: Kathy Miller                                                                                                                             
Synopsis: For anyone who would like to learn basic sign language as well as spending time in fellowship.                                                                                                                                     
When: Saturdays, 6:00-7:30p 
Location: Bethesda Worship Center // Classroom A
 
 
Living as a Follower of Christ in 2021
Connect Coach: Pastor Scott
Target Group: The group is open to everyone                                                                                        
Synopsis: Join with Pastor Scott in a time of prayer and discipleship, to learn what it means to be a follower of Christ and how to apply it to our lives today.
When: Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00p
Location: Bethesda Worship Center // BWC Living Room
 
 
WOMEN’S
 
Friday Morning Women’s Connect Group: “Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23″ by Dallas Willard
Connect Coach: Cheryl Roberts
Target Group: This group is open to all women.
Synopsis: How do we live so that we “shall not want”? Exploring Psalm 23, Willard reveals the secret to a life of contentment, peace, and security by demonstrating how to practice living in God’s presence and become and become utterly caught up in his abundant generosity.
When: Friday // 10:00a
Location: BWC Living Room
Supplies: Your Bible
Cost: $14.00 for the book
 
 
Women’s Connect Group: “The Red Sea Rules” by Robert Morgan
Connect Coach: Janet Lee
Target Group: This group is open to all women THIS GROUP IS FULL
Synopsis: Life is hard, especially for Christians. It is certain that we will face difficulties, and that God will allow them, as He allowed the Israelites to become trapped between Pharaoh’s rushing armies and the uncrossable Red Sea. But just as certain is the fact that the same God who led us in will lead us out. As The Red Sea Rules makes comfortingly clear, He is in control. Join us as we learn ten sound strategies for moving from fear to faith. His loving guidance will protect us through danger, illness, marital strife, financial problems, or whatever challenges Satan places in our path.                                 
When: Thursdays, 6:30-8:00p (Beginning Thursday, January 28th) 
Location: Bethesda Worship Center // Prayer Room 
 
 
Women’s Connect Group: “Warrior Woman: Deborah” by Bianca Olthoff
Connect Coach: Jessica Reinoehl
Target Group: This group is open to all women THIS GROUP IS FULL
Synopsis: God desires each of his children to follow His call. But sometimes the battles we fight for God’s kingdom defy our expectations, leading us to trust him more deeply. A faithful warrior for Christ will choose obedience over personal glory, humility instead of pride, and truth spoken with grace. We will be working through a series on Right Now Media exploring the story of Deborah, Barak, and Jael and discover what being a warrior for God looks like.
When: Mondays, 6:30-8:00p (beginning January 25th) 
Location: Please contact the office for location.
 
 
Anna’s Friends
Connect Coach: Deaconesses of Bethesda
Target Group: This group is open to the widows of Bethesda
Synopsis: This is a monthly luncheon for the widows of Bethesda Worship Center to come together for a time of fellowship, laughter, and food.
When: One time a month 11:30a-1:00p
Location: BWC Ron Cunningham Fellowship Hall
Contact: Vixie Miller 752-4798
 
 

JR HIGH GIRLS

 
Passion: Young Women’s Discipleship Group:
Connect Coach: Graci Lee & Taylor Bowie
Target Group: This group is open to girls in grades 6th-8th.
Synopsis: We will be studying various biblical topics, enjoying fellowship and growing together in their faith.
When: Saturdays // 10:00-11:30a
Location: BWC Youth Room
Supplies: Your Bible
 
 
JR HIGH GUYS
 
LEVEL UP: Young Men’s Discipleship Group:
Connect Coach: Evan Treu, Chris Updike, & Chandler Lee
Target Group: This group is open to young men in grades 6th-8th.
Synopsis: We will be studying various biblical topics, enjoying fellowship and growing together in their faith.
When: Saturdays // 10:00a (Will not be meeting through the holiday season. Will meet again Saturday, January16th)
Location: Bethesda Kids Chapel  
Supplies: Your Bible and notebook
 
 
MEN’S
 
Men’s Connect Group: “Breakfast and the Bible”
Connect Coach: Pastor Scott
Target Group: Open to all guys.
Synopsis: Come join the men of Bethesda for a Bible study working through the book of Ephesians and good fellowship. We are finished at 8:00am.  
When: Wednesdays // 7:00a-8:00a
Location: Perkins
Cost: Your Breakfast
 
 
Men’s Connect Group: “Wild at Heart” by John Eldredge”
Connect Coach: Pastor Scott
Target Group: Men of all ages
Synopsis: In Wild at Heart, John Eldredge invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God.
When: Thursdays // 6:30am  
Location: BWC Living Room
Supplies: Bible
Cost: $10.00 for book
 
 
Thursday Morning Men’s Connect Group: “Wild at Heart” by John Eldredge”
Connect Coach: Pastor Scott
Target Group:  This group is open to men of all ages.
Synopsis: In Wild at Heart, John Eldredge invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God.
When: Thursdays // 6:30pm   
Location: BWC Living Room
Supplies: Bible
Cost: $10.00 for book
 
 
 
 

 

YOUNG ADULTS
 
YAG: Young Adult Group
Connect Coach: Pastor Scott
Target Group: Young Adults ages – 18-23 years old
Synopsis: This group is for young adults that desire to deepen their understanding of God’s Word, network together with other college students and professional and receive encouragement in their faith.
When: Mondays // 6:00p 
Location: Varies
Supplies: Bible 
 
Young Professionals
Connect Coach: Evan Treu
Target Group: Young Professionals ages 23-35 years old
Synopsis: This group is for young adults that are out in the working world who desire to grow in their relationship with the Lord and to deepen relationships with other young professionals.
When: Mondays // 7:00p 
Location: Sheridan Donut Company (1935 Coffeen Ave)
Supplies: Bible 
 
 
Young Adult Men’s: J15
Connect Coach: Brayden Lee and Ben DeLeon
Target Group: This a group for young men ages 9th grade – 25 years old.
Synopsis: This group is for young adults that desire to grow in their relationship with the Lord and to deepen relationships with other young adults. We multiply into age appropriate groups for some discussion.
When: Thursdays // 7:30p     
Location: BWC Youth Room
 
 
Young Adult Women’s: J15
Connect Coach: Graci Lee
Target Group: This a group for young women ages 9th grade – 25 years old.
Synopsis: This group is for young adults that desire to grow in their relationship with the Lord and to deepen relationships with other young adults. We multiply into age appropriate groups for some discussion.
When: Thursdays // 7:30p     
Location: BWC Youth Room
 
 

MARRIED COUPLES

Marriage Matters
Connect Coach: Bubba & Kim Hall
Target Group: This a group for married couples
Synopsis: We come together for a time of sharing, connecting and strengthening our relationships. We meet on Sundays at various homes and enjoy fellowship over a potluck meal.
When: Sundays // 1:00p     
Location: Various Couple’s Homes
Please call the church office at 673-0023 for further information.
 
 
WORSHIP MINISTRY
 
Worship Ministry Connect Group:
Connect Coach: Worship Ministry Leaders
Target Group: Those who have a heart of prayer, worship, service, and a desire to help lead others to have a meaningful encounter with God through worship. This connect group meets weekly on predetermined days/times to worship together, study, connect, and serve by preparing for Sunday morning worship.  
When: Days/Times vary, but are scheduled in advance   
Location: Bethesda
Outreach Focus: Leading worship for VOA and Celebrate Recovery
Please contact the church office to set up a time to speak with Evan