Adult education at Bethel features a one-hour Sunday morning Adult Forum, a welcoming, inclusive gathering of people interested in learning more about various aspects of Christian life and faith. Forum topics are wide-ranging, including Bible study, contemporary social and ethical issues, Christian history and tradition, life and faith journeys, and personal spiritual growth. Session leaders come from a variety of backgrounds, from laypersons to scholar experts on a given topic. People attending Forum discussions are engaged through open, respectful, questioning conversation with Bethel members, session leaders, and others beyond our walls. Topics are selected based on participants’ interests and suggestions.
The Bethel community has a commitment to excellence in Christian education. Over the years, the Adult Forum has also provided the venue for examining our congregational worship life, critiquing and supporting many of Bethel’s areas of mission—care for creation, non-violence, and inter-faith dialogue—and for growing together in spirit, community, and faith.
Adult Education takes place in the Fellowship Hall from 8:45 – 9:45am on Sundays.
We welcome you to attend any or all of the Adult Forum sessions. You can move in and out of the discussions, depending on your interests. Perhaps you would like to know more about a topic you have never explored, or maybe you are drawn to a conversation for which you have already formulated your own questions and thoughts. Please come to listen, learn, and converse. For information about upcoming Adult Forum sessions, please see below.