Young Adult

This is a great opportunity for Young Adults to get to know others and to engage in great discussions about our current study. For more information, including our current study, contact our Young Adults Pastor De’Andre Ralston at deandre@beartownroad.org


Adult Bible Study

Sundays / 9:30 – 10:30 am /Room 103
Current Study:  The Book of Acts

The Book of Acts picks up the story where the Gospels leave off, telling about the early days of the Christian church.  This amazing book bridges the gap between the Gospel   accounts and letters of instruction that compose most of the rest of the New Testament. This study, taught by Bob & MaryAnn Fretz, will inspire and encourage us, and is a model for the future of His church!

ALL ADULTS are welcome!

 

Developing Disciples

Wednesdays / 7 – 8:30 pm /Church Building
Fall Session:  September 27 – December 6, 2017

Fall Study:  “God Revealed”

This is a 10-week theological course of study on the doctrines of “God” and “the Bible” taught by Rob Finch.

In the Doctrine of the Bible we will learn about the make up of the Bible, how we can understand it, and how we can know that it is, and can be trusted as the very Word of God.  In the Doctrine of God we will cover the significance of the names, attributes, and actions, of God.  We will investigate the mystic of God as a Trinity, and discover the purposes of God in creation.

 

Ladies Bible Study

Tuesdays / 6:30 – 8 pm / BRAC Fellowship Hall
Fall Session:  September 24 – November 14, 2017

Fall Study:  “Seamless” (featuring Angie Smith)

“Seamless”  covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Whether you’ve grown up hearing Bible stories or you’re exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming.

Experience the Bible as a whole as you gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture. Discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments.  Each week is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies.  Teacher:  Jenn Bretch

 

Morning Men’s Bible Study

Mondays (Spring & Fall) / 6:30 am / BRAC Café
Fall Session begins September 18, 2017!

Fall Study:  1 & 2 Kings.

Men, start your week out right!  Join us for coffee and a terrific Bible Study taught by Pastor Andy.

These books describe the period of monarchy in Israel, highlighting the contrast between the covenant-keeping God and a covenant-breaking people.  A study of these books helps us to see the grace and mercy of God on display as He offers blessings to His people despite their disobedience.


Small Groups

The Fall Session of our BRAC Small Groups began the week of 9/17/2017.  We will meet 3 weeks in a row, then every 2 weeks until the week of 12/10/2017.  Contact the Church Office or mark your Communication Card, and Pastor Andy will call or email you about how YOU can join! Wondering why you should join a small group? Find out by watching the video below!

 

Small Groups at BRAC – Frequently Asked Questions

(Please note that the documents used in the administration of Small Groups are located under the Resources tab)

What is a Small Group?

It is an intentional gathering of 8-14 people who commit themselves to regular meetings for the purpose of forming transparent and Christ-centered relationships.

How often do groups meet?

Groups are encouraged to meet at a minimum of every other week.

What does a typical Small Group meeting look like?

15-30 min. of socializing & announcements, 45-60 min. of discussion, 15 min. of prayer.

What is the administrative structure of a Small Group?

Small Groups include a leader, possibly an apprentice leader, and a host home. Small Group Leaders report to the Small Group Coordinator or Pastor.

What is the duration of a typical Small Group?

Anyone who wants to join a Small Group commits on a semester by semester basis. At the end of every semester, individuals can choose to exit the group or find a new group. (1st semester = September – December. 2nd semester = January – June). A Small Group can continue meeting for as long as it would like.

Are the small groups open or closed?

Once the semester begins, the group is (mostly) closed. At the start of the new semester, groups may receive new individuals, as long as the number does not exceed 14. New groups will be added as new leaders emerge.

What is the Biblical content of small group meetings?

Every Small Group at BRAC will be discussing the same material based on recent sermons. (“Apply It!” questions for each week can be found with each Sermon video under the Resources tab under Sermons.)

How do I sign up?

Please contact the Church Office or mark your Communication Card.


Students: Youth Group

Our Youth Group is a great opportunity for outreach to our community. The nights are filled with worship, games, fellowship, food, and a relevant lesson that can be applied directly to the life of the teens involved.

We have weekly Youth Group meetings for our teens:

  • Middle School (Grades 6-8) meets Wednesdays / 7:00 – 8:30pm in the Gym
  • Sr. High School (Grades 9-12) meets Sundays / 3:00 – 4:30 pm in the Gym

For current activities/events, check out our BRAC Youth Facebook Page!

You can contact our Youth Pastor De’Andre Ralston at deandre@beartownroad.org for more information.


Children's Ministries

Children are a blessing here at Beartown Road. We have several opportunities for them to learn and to grow. During our two Sunday Morning Services we have an Infant Nursery, Toddler Nursery, and 3 Year Old Preschool room in the Main Church Building.

We offer an exciting and Christ-centered Children’s church program for 4 year olds through 5th Graders. The children participate in a variety of activities including worship through singing, Bible teaching, activities, and global outreach. Children’s church meets in the gym, concurrent with both worship services. Parents should take their kids to the gym for check-in before parents enter the sanctuary for the worship service.

All children ages 4 – 5th Grade are using the D6 2Generation Curriculum from Randall House. D6 is a wonderful Bible based curriculum based on Deuteronomy 6:4-7, with great Bible Lessons, Activities and take home devotionals that reinforce the lessons taught in Children’s Church.

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

We are blessed to have faithful and dedicated volunteers who serve the children at BRAC by teaching and helping with our various ministries. All volunteers have completed an application, had a background check as well as personal reference checks.

If you have any questions or would like to help in this area, contact the office or Kristin Swan, our Director of Children’s Ministries.


Global Outreach

Global Outreach at BRAC is an important ministry!

Every year at BRAC, we hold an annual Global Outreach Week to celebrate and learn about the many outreaches around the world. During GO Family Night, the two International Workers speaking at BRAC during that week tell us more about their field, all while the church family enjoys each other’s company.