sunday morning

Sunday Service Schedule

(September 8 - May 17)

                                                                  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.

3 Year Olds - 6th Grade

We are working our way through "The Gospel Project" which points kids to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through looking at the Bible chronologically.

3-4 Year Olds

They meet in the Annex which is connected to the Sanctuary.  They watch a short Bible lesson video, talk about the teaching of the day, and engage in activities that further emphasize the day's teaching point.

K-6th Grade 

They gather in the Kid's Court area of the Commons. 

Kindergarten - 4th grade begin as a large group and watch the Bible story video of the morning, work on Scripture memory and pray together. After their large group time,
they meet in smaller groups for Bible application and activities. 

5th-6th grade meet together for in depth and age appropriate teaching

that brings the Bible to life.

7-8th GRADE

Our 7-8th grade students are going through the book of Genesis in order to develop

a higher view of God as they see his plan, purpose, and promises unfold. 

We meet in the Orange Room of the Commons.

9-12th GRADE

Our 9-12th grade students are looking at characteristics of God that uniquely define who He is so that they might better be able to enjoy God and worship (live for, serve, share, etc.) God. 

We meet in the Conference Room of the Annex. 



The Book of Revelation

led by Gerry Barker

Commons—Prayer Room 

"The book of Revelation is the scariest book of the Bible, yet it is also one of the most comforting, reassuring and exhilarating books in the Bible.  Revelation gathers all the threads of theme and historic events contained in the rest of the Bible, weaving them into a seamless whole.  The entire scope of human history - and of eternity itself - comes into brilliant focus in the book of Revelation.  This book is not just a musty piece of parchment from a bygone is vibrant, alive, and profoundly applicable to the times in which you and I live." 




Creating a Vital Prayer Culture in Your Church

led by Pastor Aaron

Commons—Kingston Room

There’s a world of difference between being a church that prays and a praying church.
The former describes something a church
does while the latter expresses what a church is
and at Maranatha that is what we’re striving to be.
This four-week series will feature equal parts
video instruction, discussion and group prayer time
with a view
to nurturing a deeper prayer culture in our church family

The Power to Change: Transforming the way you Pray

beginning October 20

led by Greg Forseen

Commons-Kingston Room

It's no wonder many people are discouraged with prayer when, instead of a genuine encounter with God, prayer is reduced to a grocery list of requests.  Real prayer is not simply asking God to change "things", but a powerful relationship that changes "us".  This class is designed as a companion study with the book Transforming Prayer: How everything changes when you seek God's face, by Daniel Henderson.

ADULTS - OPTION 3 (Women Only)

THE BROKEN WAY:  a daring path into the abundant life 

led by Deane Watters

Commons - Inner Prayer Room

Don’t ever get it backwards: Brokenness is always the beginning. Repentance, good brokenness, is the only way to progress in this life because growth only happens through the seed broken open. Have you ever stood in the majesty of an oak that didn’t come from a busted seed?  We will be learning how God takes our brokenness and turns it into a canvas for displaying His beautiful and mighty power.  This is the most abundant life: one that is broken open so that wholeness can find its way.