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. 

April 18, 2021-Children's Bulletin



led by Gerry Barker

Commons - Prayer Room

Those who have trusted Christ have the privilege of experiencing ‘fullness of joy’ (Psalm 15:11). Yet few Christians take advantage of this privilege. We live under a cloud of disappointment when we could be walking in the sunshine of joy. Why don’t we feel joy? The answer can be could in a letter written by Paul while he was a prisoner in Rome written to Christians in Philippi, a church Paul had founded on his second missionary trip. Our study of this letter will take but a few weeks to complete, but my hope is that it will change our attitudes of disappointment, frustration and even hopelessness. 




Gospel-Centered Living

led by Greg Forseen & Marv Junk

Commons-Kingston Room

This study will focus on the gospel-centered life, focusing on the implications of the gospel. It is intended to help you understand how the gospel shapes every aspect of life. This study is for anyone who longs to see gospel transformation in their own life. For believers, just because we talk about the gospel doesn't mean we are being transformed by it. It is our prayer this study will be transformational for those who participate. 

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.