Adult Education

Adult Education Forums

Bethel commits itself to offering a vital education program for adults. We believe that God’s Word is active and alive, and we desire that more people would come to know Jesus in a deeper way through our programming.

We invite members and visitors to consider attending any of the following regular offerings on Sundays at 10:30 am. Besides the ones listed, special large group evening Adult Forums are often held at special times of the year. Come whenever you can!

You are also encouraged to watch past sessions videos of our adult education classes.

Topics and Speakers

2019-2020 Schedule

 Date SpeakerTopic
October 11Sarah RubleAmerican Christians in Politics – Part 1
October 18Sarah RubleAmerican Christians in Politics – Part 2
October 25DVD Session 1Topic to be Announced
November 1Mark TranvikLearning from Covid-19 – Lessons from the Black Plague of the 14th Century
November 8Darrell JoddockLuther & Politics
November 15Darrell JoddockA Lutheran Approach to Politics Today
November 22DVD Session 2Topic to be Announced
November 29No ForumThanksgiving Weekend
December 6Brie LaPlanteVetiver Solutions: Growing a Poverty-free Haiti, Starting at the Root
December 13Bill BakkenRoman Palestine 161 BC to AD 135
December 20 – January 3No forums
January 10David TurnerLatin American Luttheran Mission (LALM)
January 17Pastor Anjanette BandelDiscernment: What is God calling me to do?
January 24Pastor Linda Helberg Finding Meaning, the Sixth Stage of Grief
January 31Senior LinkAge Line® Counselor from SE MN Area Agency on AgingPlanning for Long-Term Care Needs
February 7Dr. Mark GranquistLutherans Learn to Educate their Pastors: The History of Luther Seminary—Part 1
February 14Dr. Mark GranquistLutherans Learn to Educate their Pastors: The History of Luther Seminary—Part 2
February 21Pastor Jason BurggraffBethel Explores The Lutheran Confessions
February 28Chad IsraelsonHistory of the Afterlife
March 7Julie Assef & Holly BrownLive for Today, Plan for Tomorrow: Crucial Conversations
March 14Kathy ChatelaineStepping Into Our Global Relationships
March 21Kathy ChatelaineStepping Into the Borderlands


The Adult Education Team meets once a month to plan, implement, and support the various classes. We are always excited to have more adults serve on our team.

Watch past sessions of Adult Education classes here.