Bethesda | Connect Groups
 
2019
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 and contact the connect coach and get connected. 
 
Adult Bible Study: “Pastoral Epistles”
Connect Coach: Les Hitchcock
Target Group: Open to all adults
This group is open for adults of all ages. We will be studying the Pastoral Epistles, 1 & 2 Timothy, and Titus. Come and join us as we learn more about God’s word for the leadership of the church. 
When: Sunday mornings at Bethesda in Classroom A // 9:00-10:15a 
Supplies needed: Bible
Outreach Focus: Woodland Park Outreach
Please note: No childcare available
 
 
BWC Youth:
Connect Coach: Youth Ministry Team (Contact office 673-0023 for more info)
Target Group: youth grades 6th-12th.
Join us as we share dinner together, worship, small group discussion time, as well as participating in fun games and activities.
When: Sundays // 4:30-6:30p 
Location: BWC’s Youth Room (Please use the Student Ministries Entrance at the south end of the building.)
Outreach Focus: Determined monthly
 
Young Men’s Prayer/Discipleship Group
Connect Coach: David Lee and Chandler Lee
Target Group: This is a group for junior high and high school aged young men to gather for fellowship, discipleship, and prayer for each other and the church. 
When: Mondays // 6:00-7:00p   
Location: Bethesda // Youth Room (Please use the student ministry entrance at the south end of the building)
Outreach Focus: TBD by group
 
Sign Language Connect Group:
Connect Coach: Kathy Miller
Target Group: This group is for anyone who would like to learn basic sign language as well as spending time in fellowship. 
When: Mondays // 6:30-8:00p   
Location: Bethesda // Classroom A
Outreach Focus: Serving dinner at Celebrate Recovery
 
College & Career:
Connect Coach: Pastor Scott and Janet Lee
Target Group: This connect group is open to 18-25 year old young adults. We will share dinner together, study relevant topics, and pray for your needs! Come and join us. 
When: Monday // 6:30-8:00p 
Location: 1761 Lookout Point Drive
Outreach Focus: TBD by group
 
Friday Morning Coffee Group: “Your Powerful Prayers” by Susie Larson
Connect Coach: Cheryl Roberts
Target Group: Join us for a time of coffee, fellowship, and study. This connect group is open to all women who seek to reach the heart of God. We’ll discover how to pray more persistently, humbly and boldly; overcome common hindrances to effective prayer; combine reverence, expectancy, and a tenacious hold on God’s promises. 
When: Fridays // 10:00a   
Location: Bethesda // Living Room
Supplies: Bible and study book.
Cost: $12.00 for the book
Outreach Focus: Foster Parent Exchange
 
Junior Internship Connect Group:
Connect Coach: Pastor Scott
Target Group: Open to youth grades 6th-12th. In this group we will share dinner together, serve our church family and study and learn about the characteristics of a leader.  
When: Meetings will be the last Saturday of the month beginning Sat, Sept 28th // 5:30-8:00p. Serving on Sunday mornings.   
Location: Bethesda 
Supplies: Bible
Outreach Focus: Foster Parent Exchange
 
Marriage Matters: 
Connect Coach: Rob & Bev Bernard
Target Group: All married and engaged couples are invited to join us for a time of sharing, connecting and strengthening of our relationships. 
When: 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month // 5:00-6:30pm 
Location: Bethesda Worship Center
Supplies: Bible, notebook, and pen
Outreach Focus: TBD by group
Please note: No childcare available
 
The Pool:
Connect Coach: Tim and Bille Rae Charles
Target Group: The Pool is a prayer time at Bethesda for those in need of ministry. If you need prayer or have friends that do, then please come in and bring your friends and we will pray for each one’s need. This is not a directed prayer time, but a time of prayer and praying for others.  
When: Tuesdays // 12:15-2:15p  Beginning September 24th   
Location: Bethesda // Sanctuary
 
Daughters of the King: “Daughters of Grace” 
Connect Coach: Taylor Bowie and Bren Steele
Target Group: This is a young women’s Bible study/discipleship group open to all Junior High and High school girls. We will be learning about various women in the Bible and God’s grace.  
When: Fridays // 7:00a   
Location: Andi’s Coffee House 
Supplies: “Daughters of Grace” Bible study book. This book can be ordered/purchased online at thedailygraceco.com. We will have copies of the questions for the study every week.
Outreach Focus: Reaching out to residents in living assisted facilities
 
Thursday Morning Men’s Connect Group: “The Red Sea Rules” by Robert Morgen
Connect Coach: Pastor Scott
Target Group: This group is open to men of all ages. We will be learning through “The Red Sea Rules” that even in the midst of seemingly impossible situations, God’s promise to make a way for us. His loving guidance will protect us through danger, illness, marital strife, financial problems – whatever challenges Satan places in our path. There will be coffee, donuts, lots of laughs and fellowship. 
When: Thursdays // 10:00a   
Location: Bethesda // Living Room
Supplies: Bible and study book.
Cost: $5.00 for the book
Outreach Focus: Caring for widows
 
Anna’s Friends:
Connect Coach: Deacons of Bethesda Worship Center
Target Group: This is a monthly luncheon for the widows of Bethesda Worship Center to come together for a time of fellowship, laughter, sharing of the Word, and food.  
When: One Tuesday a month // 11:30a-1:00p     
Location: Bethesda // Ron Cunningham Fellowship Hall
 
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
 
Thursday Early Morning Men’s Connect Group: “Contagious Leadership” by John Maxwell
Connect Coach: Pastor Scott
Target Group: This is an early group for our men and students that need to get to work or school before 8:00a. Join us for coffee, donuts, and great fellowship as we discover what it means to be a good leader, how to grow as a leader, cultivate your people skills and deepen your relationships, how to become a good mentor, and more. 
When: Thursdays // 6:45a   
Location: Bethesda // Living Room
Supplies: Bible and study book.
Cost: $5.00 for the book
Outreach Focus: Taking care of widows
 
Bethesda Academy/Discipleship: Know What You Believe
Connect Coach: Various BWC Facilitators
Target Group: This is connect group for anyone who would like to learn what it means to follow Jesus and what it means to be a Christian. 
When: Wednesday evenings // 6:30-8:00p // Nine weeks (September 18-November 13)   
Location: Bethesda // Classroom A
Supplies: Bible and notebook
Cost: $20 for class
Outreach Focus: TBD