There are many ministries that make up Bethel
Click on the ministry of interest below and
it will take you to a brief description of that ministry.
And this is only the beginning. There is much
more going on at Bethel, but we can't write about it all. We can
tell you that, more likely than not, you will find Bethel Christian
Center to be a place where you'll feel comfortable, make friends,
meet God and experience Him in a way you've never experienced Him
Bethel really is your home
Sunday Morning Celebration
- Bethel's church services really are something to experience. Very
upbeat and lively, we give our all in giving praise and worship to
God. Each week, Senior Pastors Ron and Annie Halvorson and Assistant
Pastors Mike and Ronda Crites lead us into living
the life that God intended for us. Also, we have special guests and
special events every few weeks that you don't want to miss.
During each of our morning services we have nursery care for our
babies, preschool care for our little ones, and Children's Church
for our kids (grades 1 through 6).
Wednesday Night Breakthrough
- This is our mid-week service with Pastor Ron, an in-depth Bible
study covering a variety of topics. This is a great opportunity to
"fill up your tank" in the middle of the week.
We have nursery care for our babies, preschool care for our little
ones, Pioneer Clubs for our kids (grades 1 through 6) and our Youth
group meets in the Youth Center.
- Each Friday night we meet to help each other overcome our hurts,
habits and hang-ups through a Bible-based twelve-step program. We
have dinner, go to the big meeting, break up into our groups, then
hang out over coffee and snacks. Is there a better way to spend a
Music and Drama - Our
Music and Drama ministry is well-known all over So. Cal and in many
parts of the world. We strongly believe that God intends for us to
use the arts to give Him pleasure and reach others for Him. It isn't
unusual for us to have music, dance, skits, plays or even videos as
a part of our church services.
- We know that no one is more important than our children. Starting
in the nursery, we meet the highest standards in caring for
children. Our preschoolers and Kindergartners have age-appropriate
stories, videos and crafts along with their own playground. We have
classes for 1st
graders during the Sunday School hour (10:15 - 11:15 AM) in addition
to SuperChurch, our children's special church service during our
church services at 9:00 & 11:30 AM. It's so much fun that kids would
rather be there than anywhere else. On Wednesday nights, we have
Pioneer Clubs for those 4 years through 6th
grade, with games and crafts, all built around a valuable lesson.
- The years from 7th
grade through College-age are some of the most important in our
lives. Our Youth ministry is very active, involved in community
service projects as well as the fun stuff. The Youth meeting on
Sunday mornings is really cool. We have a band made up of our own
teenagers, games, videos and video games, and FOOD. We also have
different groups according to age or grade for friendship and
support. Our Youth Ministry could be a very important part of you or
your kid's life. On Wednesday nights we get together for games and
the Hot Topic, a Bible study with Pastor Steve, Mike & Nicole or
Jake & Crystal .
Adult Sunday School - For
an atmosphere that is more informal and personal, we have 7 Adult
Sunday School classes for people in almost every stage of life or
area of interest. This is where we make friends and really get to
know each other while learning and sharing valuable information.
- Sometimes we find ourselves in places we don't like and aren't
healthy. We don't know how we got there and we don't really know how
to get out. Bethel offers various support ministries to help restore
us to where we'd like to be. In addition to our Changes that Heal
Adult Sunday School class, we have a Biblical Encouragement Center
to help us see what God has said about living our lives. We also
offer a rotating schedule of 12-step based groups for those who
would be benefited by them.