Adult Ministry

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.  They broke bread together with glad and sincere hearts … Acts 2:46


The early believers realized that the Christian life is not one to be lived apart from other believers.  They met together daily, learning from one another, loving on one another, and enjoying the favour and blessing of the Lord.  Similarly today we realize that we cannot live Lone Ranger style lives and expect to live and grow in the grace of the Lord.  While we enjoy the privilege of meeting together as the larger church body Sunday mornings, it is through our weekly gatherings that the working out of our lives in the knowledge and guidance of Scripture with the encouragement of other believers best takes place.  Our small group fellowship gatherings are a catalyst for this type of growth.  Get connected into one today and begin growing.

Small Groups

Consider joining a small Home Bible Study group.  Contact the office to get connected with one of the leaders of the groups below.  Grow Deeper in spiritual fellowship!

Monday Evenings 6:30 p.m.
*Pastor Stephan and Stephanie, 3 Baycrest Drive – Sermon Series

Wednesday Afternoons 1:00 p.m.
*Monika Maizis, Library – Sermon Series

Thursday Evenings 7:00 p.m.
*Bob & Joan Freeman, 405-98 Holgate St. – Psalms

Friday Evenings 7:00 p.m.
*Monika Maizis, Fellowship Hall – Romans

Saturday Evenings 5:00 p.m.
*Patrick & Kimberlee Garrett, 179 Cardinal St.

The Sermon Series Home Bible Study small groups use the weekly sermon notes and questions to begin discussing the topic of the week. The handout to complete is available in each bulletin weekly, and completed forms are available at the Information Desk following the service and online on the Bethel website Monday mornings. You can come prepared for the discussion by at scanning the questions and jotting down a few points of your response.


Prayer Groups

Our prayer ministry is vital for the health of our church.  The church that prays together stays together.  Join the prayer groups weekly on Tuesday evening 6:30 p.m. for a time of intimate and effective prayer.  The men meet Monday evenings at 7:00 pm. every week.  As well there is a prayer chain through which you can receive prayer every day of the week by contacting the office.

Bethel also hosts Ignite Barrie, a monthly Barrie-wide gathering of the churches for worship and prayer.  These are held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.


Ministry to Men

This ministry celebrates the meaning of what it means to be a man who is a follower of Jesus.  From September through June we meet on the second Saturday of the month to discuss issues related to biblical manhood.  Our current study is taking us through Patrick Morely`s classic, Man in the Mirror.  Our discussions begin with a light breakfast.

We also join together for various activities over the course of the year, specifically through our relationship with Promise Keepers Canada.

A special Men`s Bible Study is held weekly at Bethel from September through until May, concurrent with our Ladies Bible Study.


Ladies Ministries

The Ladies Bible Study meets together weekly for times of worship, teaching, fellowship and prayer, from September through until May.