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(989) 793-9579
    
5051 McCarty Road
(at the corner of Center & McCarty)

Saginaw, MI  48603

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Bible Studies
Bethany's Bible Classes

Different topics offered in manageable segments.

Our Bible study year is divided into three modules when different topics of study are offered:
♦ Winter (Jan-May)
♦ Summer (June-Aug)
♦ Fall (Sept-Dec)

Our Winter module runs until early May. Please scroll below for class topics and schedules.

9:00 am Sunday Mornings: Classes for Youth, Teens, Adults.

During the Fall and Winter modules, we offer Bible Classes for all ages, from 3 to 103 years old. Bible studies run from 9:00 to 9:45 am (prior to our 10:00 am worship service). We affectionately call this study time our "Bible Class Bistro" because we offer "bottomless cups of coffee" and "endless servings of friendship." In other words, our Bible Class Bistro is when God's Word is served in the smaller settings of age-appropriate Bible study. We offer the following age groupings:
 ♦ Littles (3 years to 2nd grade)
 ♦ Middles (grades 3—6)
 ♦ Teens (7th grade to 12th Grade)
 ♦ Adults

 
The Winter Module of classes runs until early May.
 
Sunday Mornings, 9:00-9:45 am
(highlighted in yellow). 
 
Ruth: A Love Story
By Pastor David Koehler, held in the Sanctuary
Pastor Koehler, a member of Bethany, serves as the Dean of Students at Michigan Lutheran Seminary, where among his many duties, he teaches Old Testament Bible History. In the Fall Module he taught the book of Judges. As a compliment to that study, he now takes his class into the book of Ruth.
 
Bible Info Class | Focusing on the main teachings at the core of Christianity that God uses to authenticate Christ as the only Savior.
By Pastor Mike, held in the Fellowship Hall
This is the popular class that Pastor Mike uses to help people explore membership with Bethany, but it's also a great class for anyone who wishes to review the teachings that God uses to distinguish Christianity from all other man-made religions. Detailed information about this class is found in the column to the right (⇒).

Teens
While teens may attend
either of the adult classes, they're especially encouraged to participate in Dean Koehler's class, held in the sanctuary. 

 
Kids & Youth Classes: Preschool to 6th grade
Focusing on the Bible’s main people & events.
 

   • Littles (3 yrs to 2nd grade) meeting in 3-
      year-old Preschool Room (East side)

 

   • Middles (grades 3—6) meeting in 4-year-
      old Preschool Room (West side)

 
Women's Bible Study
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Held in Pastor's Office
 
The Book of Daniel. It's incredible to see how this book appears to be written this last year. Join us to discover this amazing power of God's living word.
 
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Bible Information Class (BIC) 
Pastor's "Bible Information Clas" answers all those questions you've been longing to know, but unable to ask... until now!


The BIC Class is Pastor's most popular class because it simultaneously offers an in-depth study of the major truths of the Bible while sharing these teachings in an easy-to-follow presentation that's comfortable for all people. Whether someone is brand-new to the Bible, or if someone is an experienced student of the Bible, this class will capture your interest and feed your soul (or as Pastor Mike says, "If the class doesn't meet your needs, just let me know-- no harm, no foul!")

The BIC class is Pastor's core repeating class because it's taught repeatedly and frequently in personal settings (in the comfort of one's home), as well as in group settings held at church. 


The BIC class is Pastor's core repeating class that covers the core (central) teachings of the Bible. This is in fact the main purpose of the class: to introduce people to the major teachings of the Bible that compose the historic Christian faith.

People who wish to explore communicant membership with Bethany also use this class as a way to discover what we teach and believe.

And there are no commitments or obligations for anyone to attend this class (or to attend any of our Bethany Bible classes).

Topics include a study of creation in comparison to evolution; pondering how numerous prophecies written centuries beforehand were fulfilled in the person and life of Jesus Christ; learning what God says about death, the resurrection and heaven; grasping how God inspired different men to write a Bible that's true and inerrant; why baptism and communion are neither magical nor meaningless, but powerful sacraments that "demand faith and give the faith that's demanded." And there's so much more, all of which is explained in an embracing, relevant and interesting style. And all materials are freely supplied.

 

Private, In-Home Meetings 

Because so many people have difficult schedules and cannot attend a class being held at church in a group setting, Pastor Mike is pleased to offer this class in the convenience of your home, according to your weekly schedule. At their kitchen table or in their living room is how most people are able to attend this class. Not only does this allow for flexibility in scheduling classes, it allows people to ask questions of the pastor that they may not feel comfortable asking in front of other people. Please request an in-home visit and a sample of how this class is taught. To do so, simply call, text or email Pastor Mike to set up a sample class in the convenience of your home!


Thinking about asking for a trial, personal class? Send a quick note here: mike.nitz@bethanysaginaw.com


During a private, in-home BIC class the cat naps on a Bible while watching the lesson on pastor's laptop.
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