sunday morning

Sunday Service Schedule

(September 9 - May 19)


9:00 AM

(Classes for all ages)


10:00 AM


10:30 AM 

(Nursery & Children's Church provided)

526 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids

Maranatha Bible Church is conveniently located on Third Ave SW, just west of downtown Cedar Rapids.

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Think casual. Modern-style worship to learn, serve and get connected.

We want you to feel at home, so come in something comfortable with your coffee in hand!

The Commons is our “front door” at Maranatha. Park your car in the lot at the corner of 6th Street & 4th Avenue and enter beneath the “Welcome to Maranatha” double doors. We’ll point you the right direction from there!

Our music ministry at MBC is a vibrant contemporary worship style. We incorporate both new and traditional worship songs into our corporate worship each Sunday. Our vision for worship is to glorify the name of the Lord each week through music that has depth and meaning consistent with the teaching of Scripture.

After worship, Pastor Aaron will continue by sharing God's Word.  His sermons are relational, to the point, and help explain what it means to live for Jesus Christ in everyday life.

Nursery is available for kids newborn through 4 years and children's church for 5 year-olds through 2nd graders.  Sermon notes are offered to 3rd through 6th graders and upon multiple successful completions prizes are awarded!

Long-time Christian, new believer or curious seeker, we'd love to have you join us!

what we're learning


During our worship service, children ages 5 through 2nd grade are dismissed during the sermon and for “Epic Kids” where they’ll learn about salvation, obedience, and having a good attitude, as they relive the most amazing stories in the Bible – when oceans parted, walls fell down, giants were defeated, and fire fell from the sky.


Our 3-4 year olds are exploring “TruWonder” lessons that reveal the wonder of who God is and allow them to explore His Word together.

K-6th GRADE 

Our kindergartners through 6th graders are embarking together to “Explore the Bible” through book-by-book studies of God’s Word.
7-8th GRADE 

Our 7-8th grade students are going through the book of Daniel and seeing how they too can live for Christ while the world around them isn't. We meet in the Commons Youth Room.

9-12th GRADE

Our 9-12th grade students are learning why we believe what we believe and how our faith can stand firm in today's shifting culture. We meet in the Annex Conference Room. 


The Good Book

led by Tim Countryman

Commons—Kingston Room 

The Good Book is a great evangelism tool for explaining the major themes of Scripture to those who want to know more about God, Jesus, and the core beliefs of Christianity.  It gives new believers an overview of the Bible and lays a framework to help them understand Scripture passages; helps long-time Christians rediscover the basic themes of Scripture and experience these truths in a new way; and encourages Scripture literacy.



Helping Others - a Biblical Approach

led by Ron Telecky

Commons—Prayer Room

This class will examine a variety of topics including:  a biblical worldview, the role of
the heart in counseling, conflict, forgiveness, fear, anger, addictions, and loss.

ADULTS - OPTION 3 (Women Only)


led by Deane Watters

Commons - Inner Prayer Room

Sometimes we ask "What is God's will for my life?"  when we should really be asking "Who should I be?"  The Bible has an answer:  Be like the very image of God.  By exploring ten characteristics of who God is - holy, loving, just, good, merciful, gracious, faithful, patient, truthful, and wise - this book helps us understand who God intends for us to be.  Through Christ, the perfect reflection of the image of God, we will discover how God's own attributes impact how we live, leading to freedom and purpose as we follow his will and are conformed to his image.