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 Beginning 9/10
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 Beginning 10/1
Length of Class – 8-10 weeks
Fellowship Hall

The main reason I delayed the start date was because I’d like to use the upcoming biography of Martin Luther by Eric Metaxas as a companion piece for the course. It releases on Oct. 3 (Click here to pre-order). Although I am NOT requiring anyone to purchase it, I encourage those interested to read the book as we move through the class. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.

“Our Hearts Cry” through the Psalms
For Women Only – Beginning 9/3
Taught by Kelly Lute
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 men and women – College age


6:30 pm – Led by Donna Jewell, meeting at the Jewells’ Home.  “Lies Women Believe” Women’s Bible Study group $

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 Casey Lute, meeting place TBD.


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

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

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


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

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


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

Weekly Growth Group Location Map