Adult Ministries

Whether you are interested in a women’s study or a community-driven connect group we have a place for you to grow your relationship with the Lord and others.

[Adult Options]

Sunday School Classes for Adults

8:00 a.m.

SonRisers

Room 212

Lead by Pastor Bill Heaton

This class also meets via ZOOM.  Contact bheaton@bereanfamily.com to get the code to join in.


9:15 a.m.

CONNECTIONS

Room 217

Lead by Jim & Leonora Wernecke


11:00 a.m.

MEN’S PERSPECTIVE

Room 215

All men are invited to attend this class.

Lead by Pastor Jim Berry

GEN X CLASS

Room 213

Lead by Jeff Walthour

CORAM DEO

Room 214

Lead by Mark Boyd

PASSAGES

Room 216

All women are invited to join this class.

Lead by Rochelle Baughman

QUEST FOR TRUTH/CARPENTERS

Chapel

These two classes are joining together to grow in God’s Truth.

Lead by Evan Davis

Are you interested in being connected in a Connect Group? We have several groups with openings that would be glad to welcome you. Most groups meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday evenings of the month.

KEY VERSE: “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people.” Acts 2:46, 47

Why should you join a Connect Group?

Here are four of the most important benefits of these groups:

  1. Friendship- You experience fellowship, community and a sense of family. (I John 1:7)
  2. Acceptance and Encouragement- You have some people who really care about you.  Galatians 6:2)
  3. Prayer Support- You are prayed for during and between meetings. (I Timothy 2:1)
  4. Accountability- You have a “safe” place to talk about your struggles in the Christian life and someone to hold you accountable. (Proverbs 27:17)

“The average church member knows sixty-seven people in the congregation, whether the church has 200 or 2,000 attending. A member does not have to know everyone in the church in order to feel like it’s their church, but he or she does have to know someone.” Rick Warren- The Purpose-Driven Church

Interested in a connect group? Fill out the form below and we will help you get connected!

Scripture Speaks

Wednesday 9:30-10:15am in the Chapel

Men’s & Women’s Bible Studies

September through May on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30pm

Women’s Bible Study

September through May on Wednesday mornings, 9:30-10:30am

Healing Hearts (Grief Share)

Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm in Room 215 – Does not meet in the winter (Nov. -March)

[Young Adults]

THE GATHERING

Currently not meeting – The Gathering meets in the SURGE room Saturdays at 7:45pm. Come when you can, leave when you must. The purpose is to create a place for the young adult community where we can worship, learn, and live life together. Contact Allie Maiyer with questions: allie.maiyer@gmail.com

COLLEGE-AGED BIBLE STUDY

Currently not meeting

Lead by Brandon Mowry

A place where college-aged students can connect, discuss  and study with each other what they believe as Christ followers.

Want to connect with one of our Young Adult communities? Send us your info and we will help you find a place where you can belong!

At Berean, we believe that every person who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ has a ministry gift from the Lord and a responsibility to use that gift for the good of the body of Christ. We refute societies notion that older is less valuable and instead believe that the more God teaches through life’s lessons, the more we have to share.

The fifty-plus age group in the body of Christ is increasing rapidly as the “Boomer-bulge” moves along. This group has tremendous opportunity to impact our Berean family, our community and our world for Jesus Christ. With lessening family responsibilities, and early retirement, more and more adults are finding themselves well positioned to pursue ministry opportunities. We desire to develop or increase “ministry mentality” as opposed to the “rocking chair mentality.” Our national conference adopted the name “2nd Half for Him” as the title for our older adult ministries. With this name comes the mind-set that the longer we have walked with the Lord the better prepared we have become to serve Him.

There are not only many opportunities to serve at Berean but a chance to grow spiritually through age-related Bible studies, worship directed for the Senior adult and chances for social interaction that give the people a chance to evangelize.

Scripture Fellowship

Every Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. – a Bible study fellowship is held in the Chapel. Although not restricted to older adults, most of those who attend are retired and are looking for a place to study God’s Word, have fellowship, and prayer, plus gifted teaching on various topics during this fellowship. Teachers rotate.

Healing Hearts (Grief Share)

The purpose of “Healing Hearts” is to minister the love and comfort of God to those of our community who have experienced the heartache of the death of a loved one. We trust through fellowship, shared meals, testimonies, teaching and, of course, encouragement from God’s Word, the Lord will minister to the needs of His people. “Healing Hearts” meets on Wednesdays in Room #215 (church Library) at 3:00 p.m. Please join us or if you need more information call the church office at 419.756.3300 and ask for Pastor Jim Berry or Sonya Lieb.

Berean Seniors Fellowship Meals

These meals are designed for outreach. We believe we have created a non-threatening environment to bring the unsaved, the lonely or those who just need to feel loved. For less than $10 you receive a wonderful meal, great service from Christ-filled servers, enriching fellowship and a gospel-based program. Attending requires signing up before the banquet but you pay at the door. We generally collect a love offering for the musical guests. Call the church office for information (419.756.3300) Some of the past programs have been: Colonial City Quartet, Hettinga Violinists, Timothy Noble at the piano, One Less Stone Quartet, Randy Feagan at the piano and organ, The Peiffers, Jerry Garcia, The Allan Family and many others.

Berean Seniors – Adult Trips

Bus trips are chosen not only to enrich your Christian life but to make lasting memories. Past trips have included: Sight & Sound Theater, Blue Gate Theatre, Gettysburg, American Mountain Theater, Sauder Village, The Outdoor Productions of Stephen Foster, The Miracle (Pigeon Forge), Riverboat rides, and day trips to local areas. If interested please contact Sonya Lieb (slieb@bereanfamily.com), or call the church office (419.756.3300, ext. 241) to have your name put on the mailing list.

Serving Seniors

Our seniors are involved in many areas of ministry within the church. The list includes: Mission trips, Food Ministry, Furniture Ministry, repair work for those in need, limited yard work for those who can’t do it themselves anymore, serving at banquets, food preparation for luncheons and banquets, clean-up of Sanctuary, sanitizing nursery and pre-school classrooms. If you are interested in being a part of any areas of service please call the church (419.756.3300,) and ask for Sonya (ext. 241).

Welcome to the Berean Women’s Ministry page! Whether you are a regular attendee of Berean, a recent visitor, or someone who has just stumbled upon this page… please know how important you are to the Lord and to us. Women’s Ministries exist at Berean for the sole purpose of encouraging and equipping women to be all that Christ intended them to be. We hope this page will be a source not only of information, but also of blessing and encouragement to you.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES:

Be Still Mondays

Bring a brown bag lunch and join us at the church for a speaker and fellowship at noon on:

  • June 14th
  • July 12th
  • August 9th

Take A Walk Wednesdays

Meet us at Gorman Nature Center (2295 Lexington Avenue) in the pavilion for a devotional and hike on:

  • June 30th at 10 a.m.
  • July 28th at 1 p.m.
  • August 25th at 7 p.m.

Women’s Ministry Bible Studies

We meet September through May, Wednesday mornings, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Women’s Discipleship Groups

Find out more about Discipleship Groups and hear testimonies on our Facebook page
www.facebook.com/bereanbaptistwomen

We believe that discipleship is one of the most important elements of a women’s ministry. Our desire is to equip and encourage women to use Scripture to learn from and live like Jesus daily.  The goals of D-Groups are (1) to grow women spiritually and (2) to replicate disciples and disciple-makers. That means as women learn how to make discipleship a way of life, they will, in turn, teach other women how to do the same.  D-Groups will be the main Women’s Ministry activity on Wednesdays evenings and Thursday mornings at Berean.  However, there will also be D-Groups meeting on other days and times. Groups will run from September through May.  Participants will be in the same D-Group from the fall to the spring.  Have more questions about D-Groups?  Click here to read Q&A’s About Women’s Ministry D-Groups. Interested in joining a group?  Email Ashley DeFranciso, Women’s Ministry Director at adefrancisco@bereanfamily.com.

Passages

The Passages Sunday School Class, led by Rochelle Baughman, is made up of women from all ages (a very diverse and fun group). We meet on Sunday mornings, in Room 216, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Our curriculum varies, but our goal is to deepen our walk of faith by studying the word of God. Please join us….we would love to have you! The coffee pot is on, and we are saving you a seat.

Prayer Chain

This important ministry calls us to bring urgent prayer needs before the throne of Grace.  Call the Church Receptionist during the week (419-756-3300), 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., or you may e-mail requests anytime to Wanda Gabor (www.wlgabor@neo.rr.com).

Bible Study Electives

JOIN US EACH WEDNESDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY, AT 6:30 P.M. FOR A  BIBLE STUDY!

Men’s Sunday School Class 

The Men’s Sunday School class meets at 11 a.m. in Room 212 on Sunday mornings. This class provides weekly service opportunities throughout our church family and community, and daily opportunities to pick up and deliver furniture to needy families in the name of Jesus.

Prayer Meetings

The Men’s class meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. for prayer and to plan the week’s service projects.

Special Men’s Events

Skeet shooting, hunting activities, and more… the Men’s Ministry periodically does fun events that build community while connecting in a way only men can connect! Watch the calendar for updates!

Help with unwanted sexual thoughts or behavior

The Apostle Paul said, “For what I am doing I do not understand, because what I want to do, this I do not practice, but what I hate, this I do.”

If you are doing things or thinking things you do not want to do or think, we can help! We have resources to help you break those bad habits. You can’t win the fight alone.

Call or text Tim Schill – 419-631-5183 or email timschill17@gmail.com

Porn addiction, fantasy, masturbation, flirting, affairs, homosexual or gender issues.