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. 


GENESIS (12-50) 

led by Gerry Barker

Commons—Prayer Room 

Why should we study these men who lived so long ago?  Because God took ordinary men and used them to do extraordinary things.  Do you feel pretty ordinary?  Maybe a little insignificant?  It's alright.  In fact, it's good.  Why?  Because it's just like God to pick ordinary people (like you and me) and do extraordinary things with them and through them.  Genesis 12-50 reveals how God has worked out His plan in the past and how we can be confident He continues to work out His plan here and now.  And guess what, we are part of that plan!


ADULTS - OPTION 2: (Women-Only) 


10 Ways God is Different From Us (and why that's a good thing)

   led by Deane Watters

Commons—Inner Prayer Room

God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, infinite,

omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, and incomprehensible. We are not any of these things, but we would like to be, because at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone. In this class, we will learn to fear God as we celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.  




WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage

co-led by Marv & Jean Junk and Andrew & Rebecca LeVake

Commons—Kingston Room

The Bible teaches that we all bring something destructive into our relationships – sin. Yet we buy into the delusion that our biggest problem exists outside of us. We blame our spouse and we blame our circumstances, but we rarely take seriously the nature of our own sin. This study will help you get to the bottom of your struggles - your heart - and help you find lasting hope for your marriage. It’s only when you worship God as Creator, Sovereign and Savior that you will ever love as you should. Our time will challenge you to look into the mirror of God’s Word and see yourself with accuracy.



led by Greg Forseen

Commons - off the Lobby

This class is designed to help you know more about MBC, our history, our beliefs,
our ministries, and what it means to be part of the body of Christ. 
Come and get to know us better.