Bethel is not just a church; it is the connection to community. We are committed to growing Christ-centered relationships that are centered around God’s Word. That is why we encourage everyone to be a part of a small group where relationships are developed and nurtured through Biblical understanding.
All Sunday school classes begin at 9:30 AM
There is a class available for all age groups. Below is the list of available classes.
Toddlers & Two’s – Class meets in the Room 103 (East side of the Main Building)
Tiny Town (3-5 years – Preschool) – Class meets in the The Toy Shop (Children’s Building)
K-1st Grade – Class meets in the Sports Shop (Children’s Building)
2nd & 3rd Grade – Class meets in the The Bank (Children’s Building)
4th & 5th Grade – Class meets in the The Library (Children’s Building)
Middle School (Grades 6-8) & High School (Grades 9-12)
Class meets in The Train Depot in the Children’s Building >> Youth Pastor Weston Owens teaches this class
Adult Elective #1 – Men and Women
Class meets in the Indoor Playground room (NE Corner of Children’s Building)
>>> Curriculum: Radiant Life Curriculum
Adult Elective #2 – Men and Women
Class meets in the Fellowship Hall (south end of the main building)
>>> Curriculum: This class studies relevant topics to the Christian-life using scripture and scripturally-sound books.
Adult Elective #3 – Women
Class Meets in the Choir Room (In the Main Building)
>>> Curriculum: This class studies a book in the Bible, taking as much time as is needed to study the book thoroughly.
All Connect Groups begin at 6:00 PM*
(*Connect groups meet every week except for the first Sunday of the month. On the first Sunday, everyone attends Sunday Night Encounter in the sanctuary.)
Journey Connect Group – (Couples and Singles)
Led by: Pastor Ron and Jan Meador
Location: Main Building – Welcome Center (west wing)
This group is currently watching an episode of The Chosen each week. The Chosen is a television drama based on the life of Jesus created, directed and co-written by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins. Jenkins’ intention was not only to dig deeper into the people who encountered Jesus and to see Jesus through the eyes of those who met him, but also to show him in a way that is more “personal, intimate, immediate.”
Pastor leads the group in discussion afterwards bringing out the lessons that are important for us to learn to be productive and effective for God.
Ron and Jan Meador came to Bethel in October 1983. They moved to Duncan with the prayer that God would allow them to pastor the church for at least ten years. Now nearly four decades later, the church continues to thrive and move forward under the leadership of Pastor Ron and Jan.
Senior Adults – Couples and Singles (60+)
Led by Bennie and Mary Grissom
Location: Fellowship Hall (Main building – south end)
This group consists primarily of retirees who enjoy fellowship, food and biblical devotions. Our desire is to see people connect and grow in God even in our retirement years. We cover many topics with the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Bennie and Mary are retired ministers and have pastor four churches in over 50 years of ministry. We love people, working for God and being used where God leads us.
Adult Couples and Singles (50+)
Led by Rob & Vicki Howard and David & Kathy Taylor
Location: Rob & Vicki Howard’s home (call church office, 580-255-2745, for address)
The group is viewing the video series Haggai: Building God’s Church by Dave Cornes from RightNow Media. Brother Cornes says on his website that we should “consider this book a wakeup call. Don’t you just want to be stirred up in your devotion to God’s work? He’s given you everything you need. It’s not going to be easy. But God says, ‘I’m with you. I’m powerful. And I’m going to bless you as you build my church.” During the time of study, discussion centers around how to apply scripture to our daily lives to deepen our walk with God and to live effectively for Him.
This group also has a time of fellowship as they enjoy sharing a meal/dessert together. This gives everyone an excellent opportunity to build lasting friendships.
Adult Married Couples (30’s and 40′)
Led by Duane and Cortney Lovett
Location: “Schoolroom” (children’s building-west wing)
The group’s vision is to create a close connection with the middle age / younger married couples at Bethel; to help this age group stay consistent, get and stay close to God as they raise families in this ever changing environment.
Duane and Cortney have been married 22 years. They have three girls: Carson, 14; Cameron, 11; and Charlee, 8. Duane has been a member of Bethel for over 25 years and Cortney has been attending Bethel for over 30 years.
Ladies (All ages)
Led by: Beverly Deihl
Location: Main Building – Choir Room (center of the main building)
This group of women love God, His Word and one another. They are women who pray together in agreement and are there for one another in the good times and bad times, sharing life together; encouraging one another in the Faith to be ready when Jesus comes to call us home.
These women have a vision to see the lost saved, to see a great awakening and revival in our land, to see America saved!
The group is reading through the book: “Conquering the Spirit of Death” by Becky Dvorak.
Ladies (All ages)
Led by: Dana Shea
Location: Main Building – Office Conference Room (west wing)
This group is eager to outgrow the conference room. All ladies are welcomed and age doesn’t matter as we are all young at heart.
Our group does different video series and has group discussions after the video. Our current series is Shelia Walsh’s “The Shelter of God’s Promises.” The following is a description of the study from Christianbook.com: “Gain a trust in God that will sustain you for life! Weaving together her hallmark storytelling, personal experience, and Scripture, Women of Faith speaker Walsh unveils 10 foundational promises of God that safeguard our lives during the most difficult times. Discover how encounters with Christ are the eternal fulfillment of his unrelenting commitment to us.”
This group has a private Facebook page to share the videos, prayer requests and other encouragement as well as church happenings.
Men (All ages)
Led By: Jimmy Diehl
Location: Main Building – Room 105 (south end of east side)
The men in this group take this time to be like iron sharpening iron as they study the Word of God together. It is a good group of Godly fellowship with men of all ages encouraging one another with Biblical truths, learning and growing together by applying Godly principles to everyday living. The group is currently studying the gospel of Matthew.
Middle and High School Ignite Youth (6-12th Grade)
Led by Bethel Youth Sponsors
Location: Student Center located on the east driveway (green metal roof)
Kid City and Tiny Town (children 3 years old – 5th grade)
Led by Pastor Freeland and Karon Hise
Location: Childrens Building – Kid City Theatre room
During Connect Kids, the children are fed, play games and have a lesson. Currently, Connect Kids is doing a Bible Scavenger Hunt as they study famous people of the Bible.
Freeland and Karon Hise came to Bethel Church June 2017. Freeland and Karon have five children and currently fostering two children. Freeland and Karon both hold an Oklahoma Teaching Certification for Elementary Education. Freeland is also a substitute teacher for Duncan Public Schools and Karon teaches Kindergarten at Woodrow Wilson Elementary in Duncan. Freeland and Karon have worked with children for more than 20 years. They want to see God grow and strengthen the children and families of Bethel Church.
Babies and Toddlers
Currently, Pastor Freeland and Karon Hise are watching the toddlers along with Tiny Town and Kid City children in the Theater Room in the west wing of the children’s building. Babies stay with their parents. The nursery room is available to use by parents for diapering and other needs.
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All groups begin at 7:00 PM
Pastor Meador (Adult Group)
Location: Fellowship Hall (south end of main building)
Wednesday night is Deeper Night at Bethel. Pastor Meador hosts an interactive Bible study each week as adults are encouraged to study the scheduled chapters of the Bible ahead of time and share their observations and questions during the service. This journey through the Bible has brought to life many passages of scripture that are often passed over or neglected. It has served to get our adults into the Word of God on a systematic basis. We hope that you’ll join us each Wednesday evening for Deeper Night.
IGNITE Student Ministry
Location: Student Center located on the east driveway (green metal roof)
Our student ministry meets every Wednesday night from 7:00-8:30pm at Bethel. If you are in 6th-12th grade, come and join us. This is a time for students to be in their own environment and be surrounded by their peers with the common goal of getting to know their God in a real and personal way. Students are also given opportunities to serve on various teams!
Royal Rangers (K-5th Grade)
Location: Royal Ranger Village; use west entrance to 2 huts at the back of the property
Royal Rangers is a mentoring program for future men. We provide Christlike character formation and servant leadership development for boys and young men in a highly relational and fun environment. Our mission is to evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders.
MPact Girls Club (K – 5th Grade)
Location: Children’s building (directly behind the main building)
MPact Girls Clubs is a program for winning girls to Jesus Christ through love and acceptance. MPact Girls Clubs provide an environment of support and accountability while helping girls to develop their gifts and abilities. In addition, girls build lifelong relationships with mentors who encourage girls to be spiritual leaders. Clubs include Daisies (Kindergarten); Prims (1st – 2nd grade); and Stars (3rd – 5th grade)
Rainbows (Pre-K Boys & Girls)
Wednesday @ 7:00pm
Location: Children’s building, east wing
The Rainbows club is for boys and girls that are ages 3-, 4- and 5-years old not yet in kindergarten. This group will make life applications to the Bible stories that they learn, helping them grow to be like Jesus