sunday morning


May 26 - Sep 1

Worship Service 9:00 AM

Fellowship Time 10:30 AM

Sunday Service Schedule

(September 9 - May 19)

                                                                  SUNDAY SCHOOL "EQUIPPING" HOUR

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 Book of Ephesians

led by Tim Box

Commons—Kingston Room 

In 9 sessions, Pastor and author J.D. Greear digs into the text of Ephesians verse-by-verse and challenges believers to live out the gospel. If the people of your city, of your school, of your family are going to hear the gospel, it's going to be from your mouth. Encounter Ephesians, and get swept up into the story of Jesus.  




Genesis 17-50 (the Life of Joseph)

led by Gerry Barker

Commons—Prayer Room

A coat of many colors, a family with many troubles, a life of many ups and downs-but a God with all the answers. This is the story of Joseph, the eleventh son of Jacob. In this study we will follow Joseph whose life at 17 years was turned upside down, whose story is one of mountaintop experiences and deep valleys of nothingness. A story with international intrigue, spies, sex, mysterious dreams, love, hate, family conflict, economic and agricultural disaster, death, and life---all the makings of a great movie. The hope is not that we know everything about Joseph, but that we extract lessons we can use in our struggles.


ADULTS - OPTION 3 (Women Only)


led by Beth Telecky

Commons - Inner Prayer Room

When one of the Pharisees questioned Jesus: “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”, Jesus answered “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’  This is the great and foremost commandment.  The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

Ladies, join us as we take a scriptural look at practical ways to love God and our neighbor.