sunday morning

Sunday Service Schedule

(September 13 - May 23)


9:00 AM

(Classes for all ages)


10:30 AM 

(Nursery is available)

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
for “Epic Lessons from the Bible” where they’ll learn the consequences of following
and not following God's plan.

Sunday School

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. 

They 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. 

January 24, 2021-Children's Bulletin


The Book of Revelation

Led by Gerry Barker

Commons - Prayer Room

We will return to our study of Revelation.  We will spend some time refreshing our memories of where we have been and then resume the study. I will likely start with Revelation 19 but reserve the option to start elsewhere. If you were in the study last year it would be very helpful to you personally to read Revelation 1-18 to get the 'feel' for the book. If you were not in the study last year it would REALLY be helpful for you to read through Revelation BEFORE we restart this fall. 




The Gospel in Life

led by Pastor Greg Forseen

Commons-Kingston Room

This year we embark on a journey to better understand the implications of the gospel in our everyday life. We’ll begin with Gospel 101 where we will explore the core tenets of the gospel message. Then we will aim to become more fluent in speaking gospel truths in everyday life. As our journey continues, we’ll turn to why Christians should care about the eternal destiny for the lost and encourage us to boldly share the gospel. Lord willing, we will then finish this year with additional practical application for gospel-centered living.

ADULTS - OPTION 3 (Women Only)

ADORE – by Sara Hagerty

led by Deane Watters

Commons-Inner Prayer Room

Do you find yourself aching to feel more alive in your relationship with God? In this women's class, we will study scriptures that lead us to focus on an attribute of God and then learn the simple practice of adoration of God for that attribute. We will learn how the simple habit of adoration and its real-life application can help us see God with fresh eyes and talk to Him at any moment of any day.