SpiritWalk

SpiritWalk is short-term classes offered each spring and fall designed to grow you deep in the foundations of the Christian life. If you feel God calling you deeper in one particular area, or you are in leadership, consider a SpiritWalk class.

If you have not yet attended Alpha at Bethany, we encourage you to take it before or alongside another SpiritWalk class.

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Epic of Eden
Epic of Eden: Option A
Sundays, Jan 27 - Apr 14
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Leader:  Jennifer Nussbaum
Epic of Eden: Option B
Wednesdays, Jan 16 - Apr 17 (no class Mar 6 & 13)
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Leaders:  Cindi Deviney & Tana Reeve
Cost: $25

The Old Testament. It is our history, but do you ever feel like you do not fully understand it? Is it easier to begin with the New Testament? Come join us in this study to rediscover the Old Testament. "In Epic of Eden, Dr. Sandra Richter jumps headlong into the Old Testament to clearly and powerfully communicate a history of God’s redeeming grace, weaving together a story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem." Join us in this twelve week study as we learn how to make sense of the people, places, and stories of the Old Testament and connect these with the New Testament.

Methodist History & Theology
Methodist History & Theology
Wednesdays, Feb 6 & 13
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Leader: Brian Fitzgerald
Cost: $0

Whether you’ve been a Methodist for one day or your entire life, you will enjoy this two-week class. Topics include the history and doctrine of Methodism, John Wesley and his theology, the history of Bethany UMC, the structure of the United Methodist Church, and other related topics.

Sacred Rhythms
Sacred Rhythms
Thursdays, Feb 21 - Mar 28
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Leader:  Rita Thompson
Cost: $10

Have you wanted a deeper relationship with God but have not been sure how to go about it? Have you tried praying and reading the Bible only to end up frustrated and discouraged? This 6-week class is designed to help you discover spiritual practices that help you become more spiritually alive. It is built on the idea that in order to experience God and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we have to open ourselves up to hearing God and responding to his movement. Join us as we seek to explore ways to open our lives to God and build a regular set of rhythms for encountering God throughout our days and weeks.

Intro to Grow Groups
Intro to Grow Groups
Sundays. Jan 20 - Feb 24 (no class Feb 3)
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Leader:  Gayle Rolland
Cost: $15

This 5-week class focuses on how to live out your relationship with God with others, and is designed to launch you into a Grow Group at Bethany. Grow Groups are Wesleyan small groups that help people experience deep spiritual growth in their lives.

More info about Grow Groups Here

When Helping Hurts
When Helping Hurts
Sundays, Jan 27 - Mar 10 (no class Feb 17)
3:00 - 4:15 PM
Leaders: David Holloway & John Wolfhope
Cost: $10

When Helping Hurts is a 6-session video discussion series that reveals the painful truth about poverty.  The Bible tells us "the poor will always be with us" and this series will help us understand those in need.  The study focuses on defining poverty and challenges our assumptions on how best to respond to those in poverty.  We will increase our understanding of relief, rehabilitation, and development efforts as well as look at our own mission activities.  The materials fee covers a small group guide workbook.

Spiritual Gifts and Calling
Spiritual Gifts and Calling
Sundays, Feb 17 & 24
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Leaders: Cecilia Barrentine
Cost: $0

This 2-week class will explore the idea of calling as living out our faith with the talents, experiences and dreams we have been given. Using a tool we will also learn what our spiritual gifts are and how we can use them as part of the body of Christ.