Bethany Baptist Church

Connecting Our Community to Christ
Salem, Oregon

Adult Spiritual Growth Groups

Sunday Morning Growth Groups

9:00  am
Humor in the Bible
Taught by Jim Hills
Heritage Hall

Humor is a way of making a point. Some of our most memorable and penetrating political commentary, for example, comes from humorists and comedians. Think of Will Rogers and Mark Twain, who observed, “Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.”

There’s humor in Scripture, too, in both the Old and New Testaments: hyperbole, satire, puns, rhetorical tools that are often overlooked in our study of The Book.  

This quarter we’ll take a closer look.

Martin Luther & The Protestant Reformation
Taught by Scot Bruce
Length of Class – 8-10 weeks
Fellowship Hall

Course Title: Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation

Course Description:

Understanding the realities and consequences of the Protestant Reformation is important, not only in terms of promoting basic awareness of evangelical Christianity’s doctrinal heritage, but also as it relates to contextual knowledge of the ideas, events, and people that shaped much of the modern world. Utilizing the life and ministry of Martin Luther as the primary historical lens, this 8-to-10-week adult Sunday school class is designed to bring the Reformation from the past into the present for contemporary believers.

Ann Voscamp’s Book “The Greatest Gift”
Unwrapping the full love story of Christmas. Ann reaches back to the pages of the Old Testament to explore the lineage of Jesus – the greatest gift – through majestic advent tradition of “The Jesse Tree.”
For Women Only
Taught by Ellen Zarfas & Naomi Haynes
Room 23

Weekly Growth Groups

Bethany Baptist Church has several growth groups that meet throughout the week. You may view a list of them below, and can click on the leader’s name for their email address, if you would like more information about the group. 

Please click here to fill out a form if you are interested in being placed in a group, or if you would like more information on growth groups.


10:30 am  – Worship services in English (Auditorium) and Spanish (Heritage Hall)

8:00 pm – The Intersection – College age


7:00 pm  – Led by Dick Jones and Bob Wright, meeting at the Tsangs’ home.


9:30 am –  Led by Marcy Baker, meeting in Heritage Hall. Entrusted A Beth Moore DVD Study on 2 Timothy Women’s Bible Study group $

6:30 pm  –  Led by Tim Baker, meeting at the Bakers’ home. Childcare available. 

6:30 pm – Led by Casey Lute, meeting place TBD.

7:00 pm – Led by Kenny Anderson meeting at Donna Colburn’s home.


2:00 pm – Led by Wayne Mick at the Olson’s home. For older adults who don’t like being out at night. 

6:30 pm  –  Led by Reva Lux, meeting at the Lux’s home.  Beth Moore DVD Study “Jesus The One and Only” Women’s Bible Study group $


6:30 pm  –  Led by Uriah Jones, meeting at the Bowman’s home. Childcare available.

7:00 pm – SŌMA Led by Michael Halstead meeting at the James’ home.  – Young Adults


6:00 am  –  Led by Brian Miles, meeting at Roth’s IGA Vista Market. Men’s Bible study group

Weekly Growth Group Location Map