sunday morning


SUMMER SERVICE SCHEDULE

(May 27 - September 2)

ONE SERVICE 9:00 AM

(Nursery & Children's Church provided)


Fellowship time to follow



School Year Worship Schedule

(September 10 - May 20)

WORSHIP SERVICE ONE

8:00 AM 

(Nursery & Children’s Church provided)


SUNDAY SCHOOL "EQUIPPING" HOUR

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


WORSHIP SERVICE TWO

10:45 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.


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


WHERE TO GO?
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!


WORSHIP
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.



GOT KIDS?
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


CHILDREN'S CHURCH

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.



3-4 YEAR OLDS:

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.
 
7-12th GRADE:

TRANSFORMED

Our 7-12th grade students are learning what it means to "take every thought captive to obey Christ" and being "transformed by the renewing of your mind." This is not an apologetics or philosophy course. Instead students are studying what Scripture says about our mind - our thoughts, attitudes, and feelings - that they might use their minds to think, meditate on, question, and apply God's Word to the lies that attack them each day. The lies we believe undermine everything we do and want, and our goal is to teach students how to think biblically so they can dismantle the lies and be transformed. Follow the Youth Signs to the Commons Youth Room.

 
ADULTS - OPTION 1: 

GENESIS (1-11) 

led by Gerry Barker

Commons—Prayer Room 


What is the significance of Genesis? How does it affect my daily life? Did God really create the world in 6 days? How old is the Earth? Was there really a world-wide flood? Did Noah really have room for all those animals on the Ark? These are some of the questions this class will wrestle with. Genesis maybe one of the most controversial books in the Bible. When you immerse yourself in the biblical account of creation, you will be led to know your creator in deeper ways, increasing your awe of Him.

  


ADULTS - OPTION 2: (Women-Only) 

NAMES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

   led by Hope Lovera

Commons—Inner Prayer Room


God's Holy Spirit is very much a person. In fact, He is known in the Bible by over 100 different names and descriptions.  Each of these names reveals an essential truth about Him. 

As you learn more about the Holy Spirit through His many names, you'll find yourself entering into a deeper, richer and more joyous relationship with God.

 


ADULTS - OPTION 3: 

INTERPRETING WORLDVIEWS

led by FRANK LOVERA

Commons—Kingston Room


What is a biblical worldview? Worldviews frame how you make judgements in life which govern the choices we make. These ideas have consequences, and our culture is often shaped by distorted ideas that yield distorted lives. These ideas are like viruses that have spread across our country. These viruses are made up of dangerous ideas "worldviews" that do not reflect Jesus and biblical living. God has given us the framework of truth upon which we can stand and live!