Education is a major part of what we do at B-B. Whether we’re teaching children and youth about God, love, or justice, or we’re gathering as a group of adults to discuss a book, we think our faith invites us to be lifelong learners.
Our church gravitates toward many learning opportunities, whether through education hours on Sundays, book discussions, Bible studies, or film nights. We love learning and believe that understanding the critical issues of our day deepens our capacity for faith-filled living. Contact our office to learn about our current opportunities for education and formation.
Bethel-Bethany is working with Crossroads in Chicago to do a full Antiracism Study and audit of our church as a whole. We offered a series of webinars and discussions in Feb 2022, and currently a committee appointed by council is looking at next steps for our church within the audit. Look for more testimonials and activities around antiracism.
Three to four times a year we host a book discussion on a topic of interest. Past book discussion have included: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, when they call you a terrorist: a black lives matter memoir by Patrisse Kahn-cullors and Asha Bandele, and Blessed are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America by Jeffrey Stout. Watch for our next book discussion on What’s Next.