Sunday school classes for children at Bethlehem begin in preschool and continue through fifth grade. Classes focus on the Bible lessons in worship that Sunday and use art and play, drama, reading, music, and even edible creations to teach children about God and God's important place in each of their lives. Classes emphasize the important role children play in the church, the community, and the world. 


The confirmation program for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students utilizes video clips, art projects, drama, as well as traditional study and discussion to help kids begin to make the transition toward a more mature faith. The three year program focuses on the Old Testament, the New Testament, and our Lutheran identity. Each student is paired with an adult mentor in the congregation. Students and mentors meet regularly to talk about faith and real life. Students also enjoy an annual retreat and service project. The program provides young people with the understanding needed to affirm their baptism and helps to lay a solid foundation for life-long Christian education, while also building relationships and having fun. 

For more information about our

confirmation program, please contact Pastor Jennie. 


Adult Forum takes place every Sunday at 8:30 am, September through May. The forum meets in the church lounge. Relevant topics and issues are discussed in an open round table format that is facilitated by a volunteer church member or outside guest speaker. Please join us for this important time of reflection and discourse. 

The Men's Study Group meets Saturdays at 8:30 am at Markland Hubbard Coffee (1739 W. 99th Street). Join us for fellowship, great conversation and coffee & treats. Please call the church office for meeting location during the summer months. 

Women's Gather Bible Study meets monthly in one another's homes, using the Bible study from Gather magazine (a publication of the ELCA). For information on meeting dates and locations, please check the church calendar or call the church office.

Small groups meet at various times throughout the year for Bible study and other faith growth opportunities. While some groups meet year round, others come together for a set period of time. Groups are formed during the season of Lent for congregation-wide study. Check the calendar to see what groups are currently meeting.