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Sunday & Wednesday/Midweek Classes Downtown

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In the 2022–23 school year, join us for various classes on Sundays and midweek. To locate rooms, see an interior map of the Downtown Campus.

Updated Thursday, September 25, 2022


Children, Youth & Parenting

Preschool–Grade 12 classes are held Sundays, September 18–May 21. Classes will not meet on these Sundays: November 27, December 18 & 25, January 1, and April 9.

Family Check-In
Parents, when you arrive, come to a Check-In Kiosk so we can greet you and print a name tag for each student.

9am & 11am, Sanctuary Basement
Nursery care for children (birth–age 3) is available during our worship services on Sundays at 9am & 11am. Ask at the nursery check-in counter if you need to use the Nursing Mothers’ Room.

9am, Preschool, Sanctuary Basement – Room 09
Check-in begins at 8:45am

11am, Preschool, Sanctuary Basement – Room 09
Check-in begins at 10:45am

K–Grade 5 Classes
11am, 2nd & 3rd floor classrooms
Check-in begins at 10:45am
Worship leaders, small group leaders, and teachers help students grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and God’s word. Parents, please escort children in Grade 3 or younger to their classrooms and pick them up when class is finished.

‘Restless Child’ Room
Available as needed, Room 218
This room is for families who need a place to watch the worship service while their children play in a contained room furnished with toys.

Middle School Class
11am–12:30pm, Youth Basement, Room 53
Students in grades 6–8 gather for Bible study, activities, and small group discussions.

Sr High Class
11am–12:30pm, Youth Basement, Room 52
Students in grades 9–12 gather for Bible study, activities, and small group discussions.

Parent Gathering: Attachment & Grace
Sundays, October 16–November 13
11am–12:30pm, Room 314
David Little, founder of Imago Hearts (with his wife, Colleen), will join us for this five-part series to help us consider how an insecure attachment can affect our relationship with God and with our children. We will discover the origins of insecure attachments and how, by the grace of God, we can work to repair them. David & Colleen’s ministry focuses in offering help, hope, and healing to foster and adoptive parents who are working to build trust and impart value to children suffering from relational trauma. All parents, especially adoptive parents, are welcome. Learn more and register. Contact: Pastor Bud Burk

Adult Sunday School

All-Nations Fellowship
11am–12:20pm, Room 307
Join this class for multiethnic fellowship, teaching, outreach, and discipleship. Contact: Charles Kim

Bible Study Methods

Sept 18 – Nov 20
11am–12:15pm, Room 305

Be equipped with sound Bible study methods and interpretive principles. We’ll work through a passage of Scripture as both a demonstration and practice in applying the principles. Contact: Mike Lane

Biblical Financial Wisdom
Sept 18 – Nov 6
11am–12:15pm, Room 319

The Bible provides clear direction on how we should think about money and use it to glorify God. Using the Ron Blue curriculum, we will answer questions about money such as, Who owns it? How much is enough? Will it continue to be enough? This class aims to walk through what the Bible says about money and guide you into biblical financial wisdom. Contact: Mike Rusch

College Connection
Sept 4 – Dec 11
10–10:50am, Room 112
Come connect with college students attending different schools in the Twin Cities. We’ll have a brief study and discussion on 2 Timothy before going to the 11am worship service together. Contact: Ken Currie

Group Connect
Sept 18 – Oct 9
11am–12:30pm, Room 322
Are you interested in joining a small group? Group Connect is a gathering designed to help you make connections with others and explore how to join a group. Learn more & register.

King’s Friends
Room 114 (meets year-round)
Adults in mid-life and beyond gather to celebrate God’s word, to share & pray, and to hear from global partners. The class meets year-round, even on holiday weekends. Teacher: Rod Takata | Contact: Keith Anderson

Reunión Dominical (Hispanic Sunday Gathering )
11am–12:30pm, Room 111
(Todo el Año; meets year-round)
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All are welcome to join this class to build relationships and enjoy a study of God’s word in Spanish. Contact: Joey Bures 

The Techwise Christian
Sept 18 – Dec 18
11am–12:10pm, Room 205
This class aims to help Christians navigate the complex technological landscape of the 21st century. By exploring theological foundations like Creation and Sabbath, as well as cultivating practical habits for daily life, this class seeks to move us toward wiser usage of technology as a means for maturing in Christ. Contacts: Zach & Betsy HowardNick & Katie Stromwall

Theological Foundations
Sept 18 – Dec 18
10:45am–12:15pm, Room 310
Join this class to understand Bethlehem’s Elder Affirmation of Faith. The curriculum for this course was originally developed by The Bethlehem Institute, a precursor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. The class will be structured around Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology and will require approximately 30 minutes of daily study. Contacts: John Mielke, Todd Swanson

Truthful Witness in a Negative World
Sept 18 – Nov 20 (not meeting October 23)
11am–12:10pm, Room 303
This class will seek to understand our cultural moment in light of our increasingly secular society. By understanding the cultural climate, we can be better prepared to share the gospel and live missionally right here at home. Contacts: Damian LeverettShannon Kelly


‘Wednesdays Together’

Wednesdays, Sept 14 – May 17, 5:30–7:30pm
(No classes on Nov 23, Dec 28; Jan 4, April 5, 2023)

Be sure to join us for Wednesdays Together Dinner at 5:30pm. To RSVP: Call the receptionist at 612-338-7653 by Noon on the previous Monday, or sign up at the meal for the following week. Specify your name and number of meals. Cost is $5/person, maximum of $25/family.

Nursery & Preschool
Wednesdays, Sept 14 – May 17
Nursery will be available for children through Preschool during Wednesdays Together, with parents serving on a rotational basis.

Kindergarten–Grade 5
Wednesdays, Sept 14 – May 17
Children will enjoy a time of music followed by “family devotions” led by Pastor Bud Burk and parents serving on a rotational basis.

Middle School & Senior High Gathering
Wednesdays, Sept 14 – May 17
Holiday breaks: Oct 19 (corporate Global Focus programming), Nov 23, Dec 21 & 28, 2022; Jan 4 & 11, Mar 15, Apr 5, 2023

6:15–8pm, Youth Basement – Rooms 52–53
Students in Grades 6–12 are invited to gather for fellowship, activities, snacks, and interaction in large and small groups. Contact: Pearl Gaspar

All Nations English Conversation Class
Wednesdays, mid-September through mid-May
6:30–8pm, Room 205 (Mondays, 6:30–8pm, online) 
Adult English learners (intermediate to advanced level) are invited to come and improve conversational skills. In small groups, students speak with a tutor about a different topic each week. To register or to find out about becoming a tutor, contact Erin Evans.



Women in Missions
Second Monday of the month, September – May
10:30am–12:30pm, Main Hall
Women, the Global Outreach Department invites you to join us as we hear from a Downtown global partner, pray together, and share a meal. No registration is required.

First & third Tuesday of the month, Sept 20 – May 2
9:30–11:30am, Main Hall
Mothers of all ages and stages in life, come to experience fellowship and growth as we encourage one another this year from our theme “Sufficient for Today” (2 Corinthians 12:9). See details and register. (Register for childcare by Sept 7.)

Women’s Bible Study
Second & Fourth Tuesdays, Sept 27 – Nov 29
9:30–11:30am, Room 114
‘The Power of Knowing God’ (Precept study)
The Women’s Ministry invites women to gather to grow together around God’s word. This year we’ll learn inductive Bible study methods and discover more about our all-sufficient God. See details and register. (Please register for childcare by Sept 7.) Contact: Cynthia McGill

Estudio Biblico Para Mujeres: Filipenses, ‘Arraigados en Cristo’
3 de sept 2022 – 13 de mayo 2023
Cada segundo sábado del mes*
10am–mediodía en Salon 111
Únase con nosotros para aprender más acerca de ser firmes en nuestra fe y estar arraigados en Cristo.
*EXCEPCIÓN: En el primer mes nos reuniremos el primer sábado, 3 de septiembre.
Women’s Spanish Bible Study: Philippians, ‘Rooted in Christ’ Study in Spanish
2nd Saturday of the month*
Sept 3 – May 13
10am–Noon, Room 111
Please join us as we learn more about being firm in our faith and rooted in Christ.
*With the exception of the first meeting, which will be on Sept 3.

White Cross
Second & Fourth Tuesdays, Sept – Nov & Jan – June
9:30am–Noon, Main Hall
White Cross is a group of women who enjoy Christian fellowship and like working with their hands—and is even for those who don’t sew! Projects include assembling quilts for new babies, sewing items for the nursery, and making book bags and other items. Contact: MaryAnn Burnes

Prayer Gatherings 

Pre-Service Prayer
Sundays, 8–8:30am, Room 112
Prayer is the visible engine that drives all our effort at Bethlehem. All are welcome to join us for 30 minutes of prayer as we ask for God’s grace & mercy for the morning services and pray over the preacher. Contact: Gary Keeler

Prayer for Global Gospel Advancement
Mondays, 7–7:30am, Commons
Meet to pray for the gospel to advance among the nations. Contact: Krista Smith

Friday Morning Prayer
Fridays, 6:30–7am, Prayer Room
Everyone is welcome to gather for prayer each Friday morning. Contact: Nathaniel Andersen

‘Beholding and Being Transformed’ Prayer & Worship
Third Friday of each month, 7–8:30pm, Room 112
Come behold “the glory of the Lord … being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.” We gather for an open time of unhurried worship and prayer in which we desire and make room for the manifestation of God’s presence through the exercise of the gifts of the Spirit among us. Contact: Timothée Davi

Prayer for Prodigals
Fourth Monday of each month, 7–8:15pm, Room 111
Parents are invited to gather to pray for their prodigal children. If you have an adult prodigal, or a younger child who appears to be walking down that road, we would love for you to join us in prayer. Contact: Debbie Mairet

Prayer for Children
Fourth Monday of each month, 8–8:30pm, online
Join Pastor Bud Burk online in praying for parents, their children, and our ministry to them. This monthly gathering is designed for intercession in Jesus’ Name using a different portion of Scripture as the anchor for each month. Register to receive the online meeting link. Contact: Debbie Mairet

Watchmen Prayer Gathering
First Sunday of each month, Oct–May (except Jan & Apr), 11–11:30am
Third Floor Commons
Men gather with Pastor Bud Burk to pray for children, families, and our ministry to children. Watchmen are those on the city walls who stay alert to danger, guarding the city and its citizens (Ezekiel 33:1–6). And we are like watchmen when we pray for children, their parents & families, and the ministry teams who serve them.