Being a disciple of Jesus is never over. Bethel offers many different kinds of opportunities to continue to learn and grow as followers of Jesus.

bethel kids

For Children 3 years - 3rd grade:

During Sunday morning services, we have Bible-based programs for the children to attend while the adults continue to worship:

For more information please contact:
Debbie Ohm, Children's Ministry Coordinator


GEMS Girls Club is a ministry for girls in 2nd-8th grade.  The meetings are generally the first and third Wednesday of each month from September through April. Meetings are held from 6:45PM –8:45PM.  Click Here For the 2017-2018 Calendar

G.E.M.S. is an acronym for Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior. Our primary focus is leading girls into a living relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ. Each year there is a new theme and theme verse to help the girls build and strengthen their relationship with Jesus. The theme is shared throughout the year during our group time but also during small group lessons. Girls are able to complete badges throughout the year, both individually and within their small groups, that teach them new skills and how to use these new skills to glorify and praise God.

GEMS also has special events each year: The Annual Kick-Off, a Community Service Project, GEMS Sunday, either a Mother/Daughter Night or Father/Daughter Night (these are alternated every other year), a Cookie Dough/Popcorn Fundraiser (in October) and 2 fundraiser dinners (Hot Beef in October and Spaghetti Supper in February).

For more information, please contact the Club Coordinator, Brenda DeVries, at or contact the church office.


Cadets is a ministry for boys grades 4th through 8th grade.   They normally meet Tuesdays from 6:45pm - 8:45pm.

The boys will have an opportunity to complete merit badges like camping, glass etching, model rocketry, wood working and more. They will get hands on experience learning to use power tools and hand tools safely. The Bethel Cadets attend the Annual Kickoff Campout with many of the Cadets clubs from the southern suburbs and NW Indiana in September. The Bethel Cadet Club also has a winter retreat with great outdoor activities. They also participate in the Illiana Winter Derby in February and the Model Derby Races in March or April. Regular meetings also include Bible lessons. This is a great opportunity for boys to explore new things, learn new skills and learn more about the diverse world God has given us!

Contact Bruce Meyer at or the church office for more information    


ETM is ministry for Jr. High kids  (7th and 8th graders) 

Meets one Sunday a month (6:15pm - 7:30pm) and one Saturday a month (usually in the evenings) to give Mom and Dad some time out or off!

Click here for our schedule

Please contact Sarah Vanderaa for more information at

young marrieds

This study is for young couples who are early on in their married lives to help gain insight, wisdom, and support from fellow young marrieds (20s-mid 30s). The group meets at Pastor Nick and Carrie’s home roughly once a month.

Please contact Pastor Nick with any questions at

Click here for this season's schedule

women's ministry

We have four women's Bible studies available:

1.   Young Women's Bible Study: meets two Fridays per month at Bethel for study, service and social times. Childcare is provided.   Contact Carrie for more information:

2.  Tuesday Bible Study: meets weekly or every other week at Bethel from 9:30am-11:15. Childcare is provided. Contact Judi for more information:

3.  Wednesday Bible Study: meets at Bethel on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:00am-11:00am.  

4.  Monday Evening Study:  meets at Bethel on a different Monday evening of each month at 7:00pm.   Contact Carrie for more information:

men's ministry

Men's Bible Study meets on Thursday mornings at 6:30am from September through April.  This gathering involves prayer, singing, study, and interesting topical conversations relevant to daily life.

If you are interested in joining this ministry please contact the church office at 708-474-9226.

adult education

Bethel offers various educational classes and learning opportunities after morning worship from September through April. 

Contact Pastor Cal for current offerings at:

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