Friday, November 22, 2013

For You: English As A Second Language Classes

Need Help With Your English Proficiency Exam?
Or Just Want to Improve Your English Speaking?

We have Novice, Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced classes
to help you with conversational English.

The Intermediate/Advanced class uses the Bible to help with learning English.

Berwyn Baptist Church 
4720 Cherokee Street
College Park, MD 20740
Thursdays, 7 - 8:30pm
[Except Dec 19, 26, Jan 2, April 17]
$15 textbook fee  
Call 301.474.7117

Friday, November 15, 2013

How Christians Are Called to Transform America

God didn't call the church to influence the country through political legislation, radical activities, marches, rallies or getting involved in Christian activists organizations to put Christians into public office.

We transform American by transforming ourselves. By being more concerned about your moral development as Christians than anything else.

A petition for transforming yourself might look like this:
1) I wil live righteously before God
2) I will obey the Scriptures

We change America one life at a time, from the bottom up, by first changing our life to conform to Christ's life.

The New Testament Christians did not lobby Caesar to demand that things go a certain way. Instead...

Live in a way that honors God and glorifies His name.

Change begins with us.

We can't change the culture unless we change ourselves and change education.
It will take more than confidence to run this country. What we need now is substance.

We need a deep relationship with Jesus Christ in order to transform ourselves and our country.

We can't produce good doctors or scientists without Christ.

Attend a service:
9:30am Sunday School
11:00am Sunday Service
6:45pm Sunday evening service
6:30pm Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer

Berwyn Baptist Church
4720 Cherokee Street
College Park, MD 20740
301.474.7117 |

The Secret Formula for a Great Marriage

So what's the secret of a great marriage?

You need not look farther than the Bible where God sets the ground rules and gives His secrets of success for marriage.

And here it is:  

Women - Respect and reverence your Husband (that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers him, venerates, and esteems him; and that she defers to him, praises him, and loves and admires him exceedingly - Ephesians 5:33 Amplified Bible)

Men - Love your Wife (love his wife as [being in a sense] his very own self - Ephesians 5:33 Amplified Bible)

Men don't need love so much as they want your respect. Many say 'you must earn my respect'. Is it also true then that you must earn his love?

In order to turn your marriage around today, try it God's way. 

If you haven't attended a Love & Respect conference then be sure to register for one today -

Berwyn Baptist Church Marriage Ministry starts back up:
Friday, January 10th
Berwyn Baptist Church
4720 Cherokee Street
College Park, MD 20740

Ephesians 5:22 - 33 - J.B. Phillips New Testament

22-24 You wives must learn to adapt yourselves to your husbands, as you submit yourselves to the Lord, for the husband is the “head” of the wife in the same way that Christ is head of the Church and saviour of the body. The willing subjection of the Church to Christ should be reproduced in the submission of wives to their husbands.

25-27 But, remember, this means that the husband must give his wife the same sort of love that Christ gave to the Church, when he sacrificed himself for her. Christ gave himself to make her holy, having cleansed her through the baptism of his Word—to make her an altogether glorious Church in his eyes. She is to be free from spots, wrinkles or any other disfigurement—a Church holy and perfect.

28-33 Men ought to give their wives the love they naturally have for their own bodies. The love a man gives his wife is the extending of his love for himself to enfold her. Nobody ever hates or neglects his own body; he feeds and looks after it. And that is what Christ does for his body, the Church. And we are all members of that body, we are his flesh and blood! ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’. The marriage relationship is doubtless a great mystery, but I am speaking of something deeper still—the marriage of Christ and his Church. In practice what I have said amounts to this: let every one of you who is a husband love his wife as he loves himself; let the wife reverence her husband.

It's Shoebox Time! - Operation Christmas Child

Help touch the lives of millions of children and their families this Christmas season by packing a shoebox.


Berwyn Baptist Drop-off location hours:

Mon – Nov 18: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tues – Nov 19: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed – Nov 20: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thurs – Nov 21: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri – Nov 22: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat – Nov 23: 10 a.m. – 2: 30 p.m.
Sun – Nov 24: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Mon – Nov 25: 8: 30 a.m. – 10: 30 a.m.

Drop off your shoeboxes at:
Berwyn Baptist Church
4720 Cherokee Street
College Park, MD 20740
See Operation Christmas Child website -

FREE Thanksgiving Dinner - Nov 28th, 3pm

Looking for someplace to spend Thanksgiving?

Then join us on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov 28th at 3pm.

There will be conversation with Americans and Internationals, a dinner with all of the trimmings and a Thanksgiving message from our Pastor.

The dinner is free but you must RSVP by Thursday, Nov 21st:
phone: 301.474.7117 or

Also, participate in our Revival services  - songs, refreshments, prayers & testimonies and a Bible message - during the days leading up to Thanksgiving:
Mon - Wed, Nov 25th - 27th, 5:30-6:30-pm

Both activities are held at: 
Berwyn Baptist Church, Pastor Keiffer Bent
4720 Cherokee Street
College Park, MD 20740
301.474.7117 |
Please RSVP for the Thanksgiving dinner by Thursday, Nov 21st

Monday, September 23, 2013

October Calendar Events

                                                     October Community Events

                                      Far Above Jewels

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10

As you're preparing your daughter for her future, we'd like to help.

Girls in the 5th – 8th Grades will:
·      Learn Godly Character Qualities

·      Play Games  

·      Receive Bible instruction
·      Share a Meal
·      Work on Crafts
·      Participate in Missions Projects
·      Learn Etiquette Lessons

Starts: Every 1st Friday of the month, beginning October 4th
6 – 9pm

Cost: $15 for the first girl, $10 for each additional girl in your family

Enroll your girls today!


Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid 
them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Luke 18:16

Two-hour FREE Children’s Camp at the College Park Community Center.

Your children, ages 5 – 10 years old, will enjoy snacks, crafts and a Bible story.

When: Saturday, October 5, 2013, 12:30 - 2:30pm

Where: College Park Community Center
              Lakeland Room
              5051 Pierce Ave, College Park, MD 20740

        * Snacks 
                 * Crafts
                    *      Bible Story for children ages 5-10 years old 

Come and Get It!!

FREE Sunday School Potluck Breakfast

Bring a breakfast Item with you and enjoy the viddles.

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 8:30am

Stay for the spiritual feasts - Sunday School (all ages and International Bible Study class), 9:30am and the main meal  at 11am

And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the Lord thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents. Deut 16:7


Church and Ministry-Wide Potluck Picnic

Saturday, October 26th, 11am - 2pm
Games ~ Food ~ Fellowship 
Location: TBD


University of Maryland Baptist Collegiate Ministry
will host a free spaghetti lunch and talk about their mission on campus and the work that they are involved in.

Sunday, October 27th, 11am
In the Sanctuary


All activities take place at Berwyn Baptist Church unless otherwise specified:
Berwyn Baptist Church
4720 Cherokee
College Park, MD 20740