How Do I Become a Part of an Unbroken Community?

At Berean we offer several of ways that you can participate. From our after school BASH program to Kingdom Kids, Sunday Connect to several weekly Bible Studies, there is a place for you. We feel that every Christian should find ways to grow closer to God, each other and reach the world through service, ministry, study and Sunday services. Below is a list of some of the opportunities, but we hope that if you don't see a place for you that you will contact us with your ministry idea. After all it's about connecting. 


New to Berean

If you are looking for a church home or want to know more about a relationship with God, Berean is a great place to start your journey. Berean is a loving church located at the corner of 16th Street and Illinois Avenue in Murphysboro and we always welcome visitors and new members.

You can attend our regular services or other opportunities to connect listed below. Sunday Connect starts at 9:00 am and morning worship begins at 10:00 am.  Feel free to dress comfortably as you will see people in business casual to blue jeans. Our praise and worship time is contemporary and we offer open communion.  For more info if you are visiting go to the come see us page.  If you have any questions about Berean, please call us at 618-684-6601 or contact us here.   

Opportunities to Connect

B.A.S.H. youth group

Every Wednesday after school the high school and middle school youth meet at Berean. They study God's word and just hang out have a meal and a good time. They also plan trips and other events. To get the date and time of their next meeting contact Scott Ward or the church office.   

Sunday Connect

Currently Suspended due to COVID-19. Check back for updates.

Sunday Connect is our Adult Bible study available every Sunday morning at 9:00. This adult class is where you will learn Christian principles and how they apply to our busy lives today and meet others that share their experiences and daily walk. Nursery is available.  For more information contact the church  office.

building & grounds

This ministry team is crucial to the function of the physical aspects of the church property. However, that is just the tip of the iceberg. This group of dedicated Christians labor for His kingdom. This ministry also gives participants a chance to connect with each other. Craig Whistle is the contact person.


fellowship ministry team

The fellowship ministry team is an integral part of church and christian life at Berean. Meeting together is not just fun, but the way we get to know each other and grow closer as brothers and sisters in Christ. Contact the church office to be a part of this ministry team.  

Teaching Sunday school at Berean. Berean Connect.

Outreach Ministry Team

A group of members finding ways to show God's love to  the Murphysboro community. They sponsor the annual school supply give-a-way and other events.

other opportunities

This is just the beginning of the opportunities available. We feel it is very important for everyone to find their talent and to apply it to build up the body of believers. If you do not see exactly where you fit contact the church office for ministry ideas.  We have lots of possible ways to serve. 


39 and holding

This group of mature Christians meet monthly, usually on Saturday evening, to have a time of fellowship. They make arrangements to travel together to any number of local restaurants and break bread. To sign up for the next adventure contact Pat Sullivan directly orthrough the church office. 

kingdom kids

Sunday mornings are an adventure of fun and learning about God, and Kingdom Kids is where the adventure begins. Each Sunday morning during the 10:30am service, children  grades K-5 are welcomed to be a part of the excitement while their parents participate in the main service. Contact Chris Naegele for more information.

missions ministry team

At Berean we support local, regional , national and international missions and missionaries. If you would like to be a part of the team that prayerfully works to further God's kingdom through missions contact Dan Mann. Just a few that we support include: Margaret Russell Scholarship, Campus Ministry, Prison Evangelism, Illini Christian MinistriesSouthern Illinois Christian Service Camp, Pregnancy MattersMurphysboro Food PantryNew Missions to Kenya, Murphysboro Ministerial Alliance, Benevolence Fund (Church Members) and Miscellaneous Fund (non-members)

Margaret Russell scholarship

This scholarship is to help young Christians with the financial burden of college studies at Christ based institutions of higher learning.  For info contact Susanne Ward

Wednesday Connect

Nothing beats making new friends and connecting with God's Word! This is a mid-week opportunity to meet with a small group of other believers and build relationships while you grow closer to Jesus through Bible study. Will resume meeting in the fall!