Bethel commits itself to offering a vital education program for adults. There are many offerings during each week so as to fit the schedule of most people. We believe that God’s Word is active and alive, and we desire that more people would come to know Jesus in a deeper way through our programming.

We invite members and visitors to consider attending any of the following regular offerings. Besides the ones listed, special large group evening Adult Forums are often held at special times of the year. Come whenever you can!

Topics and Speakers

 Date  Speaker Topic 
September 17 Pastor Norman Wahl  What Is My Vocation? 
September 24 Professor Phillip Carey Lecture 8: The Indulgence Controversy 
October 1 Jim Martin-Schramm  Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril 
October 8  Pat Eichhorst, Sarah Finger, & Richard Finger  Haiti – More than Earthquakes and Cruise Ships 
October 15 Professor Phillip Carey  Lecture 9: The Reformation Goes Public 
October 22 Professor Phillip Carey  Lecture 10: The Captivity of the Sacraments 
October 29 Chad Israelson  The Protestant Reformation’s Cultural, Religious, and Political Ramifications 
November 5 Professor Phillip Carey  Lecture 11: Reformation in Wittenberg 
November 12  Dr. Mary Haemig  Why We Should Care about the Reformation 
Novem ber 19  Professor Phillip Carey Lecture 12: The Work of the Reformer 
November 26 No Sunday Morning Forum   
December 3 Carol Veldman Rudie  Nativity: The Woman Who Birthed Jesus 
December 10 Darrel Joddock  Luther and Public Affairs 
Dec. 17-Jan. 7 No Sunday Morning Forum   
January 14  Pastor Jason Burggraff  For Freedom Christ Has Set You Free – Why Forgiveness of Sins is Still the Main Thing 
January 21 Mark Tranvik  Martin Luther and His Critics Part 1 
January 28 Mark Tranvik  Martin Luther and His Critics Part 2 
February 4 Sera Knutson  Life As the Child of Missionaries 
February 11 Professor Phillip Carey  Lecture 13: Against the Spirit of Rebellion 
February 18  Professor Phillip Carey  Lecture 14: Controversy Over the Lord’s Supper 
February 25 Pastor Anjanette Bandel  Divine Reading: Step by Step through Lectio Divina
March 4 Professor Phillip Carey  Lecture 15: Controversy over Infant Baptism 
March 11  Mike & Gail Koski  Persecution of Christians through the Eyes of Global Missionaries 
March 18  Professor Phillip Carey  Lecture 16: Grace and Justification 


Click here to view the brochure to read the descriptions of each session.

The Adult Education Team meets once a month to plan, implement, and support the various classes. We are always excited to have more adults serve on our team.

Watch past sessions of Adult Education classes here.