Men's Events


Mentoring: One to One 2 Win Men's Conference

January 26, 2019 | 9am-noon

Tickets: $25. purchase 2 or more $20 each

Whether an official mentoring relationship or social media acquaintance – we influence and impact others each and every day. As Christians, we are called to share the love of Christ in this world. Mentoring is a way to build others up, while continuing to learn and grow as a man of God. 

Join the Bethany Men’s Ministry in welcoming special guests who will discuss the impact and importance of mentoring in our community.

Featured Speakers: Tom Osborne and Merlyn Klaus

Dr. Tom Osborne

Dr. Tom Osborne

Legendary Husker Coach and Teammates Founder

Tom and Nancy Osborne founded the TeamMates Mentoring Program in 1991 to provide support and encouragement to youth.  The goal of the program is for mentors to identify the strengths of their mentees and to see them graduate pursue post-secondary education. There are over 8,000 youth being served across 160 chapters in Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming, South Dakota and Kansas.

Beyond his involvement TeamMates, Tom Osborne has been active in the political arena, as he served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska’s Third Congressional District from 2000 to 2006.

Tom is probably most widely known for is his 25-year coaching career at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, which earned him a spot in the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame. Tom served as Athletic Director for the University of Nebraska Lincoln for five years and is now retired. 

Joel David McGrath

Joel David McGrath

Special Guest Musician

Merlyn Klaus

Merlyn Klaus

Former Sports Anchor, and Chaplain with the Good News Jail & Prison Ministry

An avid sports fan, Merlyn became interested in sports journalism and eventually earned a degree in television from Columbia College in Chicago. He would go to on enjoy a thirty year career as a sports reporter and anchor, most of that at WOWT-TV in Omaha, Nebraska, until leaving the station in January of 2010.

The son of ministers, Merlyn made a profession of faith in Christ as a young man and has served in a variety of ways in local churches over the years. He experienced a powerful spiritual renewal in 1996 and it was during this time that he first sensed the call of God into vocational ministry. Since 2000 he has been an associate minister at Salem Baptist Church and was eventually ordained by the church in 2009. 

A longtime volunteer in jail ministry in Omaha and Council Bluffs, he began serving full-time as a chaplain with Good News Jail and Prison Ministry at the Douglas County Correctional Center in 2010 and is now in his ninth year as a chaplain. Merlyn lives in Omaha, NE, with his wife, Karla.

Men's Fellowship Lunch

First Friday of the month at 11:30am at Granite City Brewery near Westroads Mall

Meet with other Bethany men for food and conversation.