Berean Gold/Second Half for Him

berean gold logoAt Berean, we believe that every person who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ has a ministry gift from the Lord and a responsibility to use that gift for the good of the body of Christ. We refute societys' notion that older is less valuable and instead believe that the more God teaches through life’s lessons, the more we have to share.

The fifty-plus age group in the body of Christ is increasing rapidly as the “Boomer-bulge” moves along. This group has tremendous opportunity to impact our Berean family, our community and our world for Jesus Christ. With lessening family responsibilities, and early retirement, more and more adults are finding themselves well positioned to pursue ministry opportunities. We desire to develop or increase “ministry mentality” as opposed to the “rocking chair mentality." Our national conference adopted the name “2nd Half for Him” as the title for our older adult ministries. With this name comes the mind-set that the longer we have walked with the Lord the better prepared we have become to serve Him.

There are not only many opportunities to serve at Berean but a chance to grow spiritually through age-related Bible studies, worship directed for the Senior adult and chances for social interaction that give the people a chance to evangelize.

 Pastor JimScripture Speaks/Coffee Fellowship

Every Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. – a Bible study fellowship is held in the Chapel. Although not restricted to older adults, most of those who attend Tuesday mornings are the 2nd Half for Him status. Prayer, fellowship, doughnuts and coffee, plus gifted teaching on various topics dominate this fellowship. Teachers rotate so you can call the church office to find out who is teaching that month.






Healing Hearts

The purpose of “Healing Hearts” is to minister the love and comfort of God to those of our community who have experienced the heartache of the death of a loved one. We trust through fellowship, shared meals, testimonies, teaching and, of course, encouragement from God’s Word, the Lord will minister to the needs of His people. “Healing Hearts” meets on Wednesday evenings in Room #215 (church Library) at 7:00 p.m. Please join us or if you need more information call the church office at 419.756.3300.


Berean Gold/Second Half for Him Banquets

Our banquets are designed for outreach. We believe we have created a non-threatening environment to bring the unsaved, the lonely or those who just need to feel loved. For $5 you receive a wonderful meal, great service from Christ-filled servers, enriching fellowship and a gospel-based program. Attending requires signing up before the banquet but you pay at the door. Each banquet costs $5 and most generally a love offering is taken for the musical guests. There are 6 banquets a year. Call the church office for information (419.756.3300) Some of the programs: Colonial City Quartet, Hettinga Violinists, Timothy Noble at the piano, One Less Stone Quartet, Randy Feagan at the piano and organ, The Peiffers, Jerry Garcia, The Allan Family and many others.

Berean Gold/Second Half for Him Trips

Bus trips are chosen not only to enrich your Christian life but to make lasting memories.
Past trips have included: Sight & Sound Theatre, Blue Gate Theatre, Gettysburg, American Mountain Theatre, Sauder Village, The Outdoor Productions of Stephen Foster, The Miracle (Pigeon Forge), Riverboat rides, and day trips to local areas. If interested please contact Pastor Craig Hamm (, Sonya Lieb (, or call the church office (419.756.3300) to have your name put on the mailing list.





Serving Seniors

Our seniors are involved in many areas of ministry within the church. The list includes: Mission trips, Food Ministry, Furniture Ministry, repair work for those in need, limited yard work for those who can’t do it themselves anymore, serving at banquets, food preparation for luncheons and banquets, clean-up of Sanctuary, sanitizing nursery and pre-school classrooms. If you are interested in being a part of any areas of service please call the church (419.756.3300) and ask for Pastor Craig or Sonya.