Children and Family Ministries
Mission: Honoring God by Planting Roots with The Word of Truth to create devoted followers and ministers of Jesus Christ
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. ~Colossians 2:7
Our priorities, as teachers, volunteers, and staff, are to keep the children safe as we encourage them to know and follow Jesus in their everyday lives.
Nursery – Walkers – Preschool Our youngest children are loved by consistent teachers in all our birth through preschool classes. We are using a curriculum that focuses on God’s love and character rather than good moral behavior. We believe wholeheartedly that right behavior follows a right relationship with God and not the reverse.
At 9:00 a.m. every Sunday, Bethany has grade-level classes for all elementary students. We are using a wonderful curriculum published by Gospel Light, which not only includes in-class activities, but papers for our children to take home for continued learning and to encourage conversations with their parents.
During our 10:45 Service time all students start with our church family in the sanctuary. After we have praised and worship through song together our Kindergarten through 4th graders head to the Treehouse with their Children’s Church teachers. We are using The Gospel Project for our curriculum which is taking our children through the timeline of the Bible. We are currently in Paul’s Letters and will be going into Revelation come this summer. In the Fall we will start the curriculum at the beginning of the Bible. Fifth graders and older remain in service. We believe that this age is critical as preteens look outside the home for new role models so we want to assist you, as parents, to maximize your influence in the eyes and lives of your children. Whether or not your pre-teen will admit it, parents are still the most influential people in their lives.
Once a month we have Family Sunday where all school age children stay in service. We supply handouts, paper and activities for the students to work on during the service. We want our children to see the importance of worshiping as an entire church body and build community with those in different stages of life than they are.