Jesus said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14
In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible, Bethany church holds a brief children’s time during our weekly worship service. This time gives kids an opportunity for learning in a manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. All ages are welcome during Children’s Message.
CHILDREN AND WORSHIP
Children, ages 3 years old through 1st grade, are dismissed during the worship service to participate in their own worship time. This is a structured class that is led by volunteers from our congregation. It is not a play time, but a time for truly worshiping God through a story, song, and fellowship with friends.
Class is offered from September through May.
Our mission is to guide kids to put their faith in Jesus, to teach them who God is, and how He wants them to live. Class is on Sunday mornings from 11:00-11:45a.m. during the months of September-May. The curriculum Bethany uses, and the classroom environment, is designed specifically for kids PreK-5th grade. Our time includes Biblical teaching and activities. Bring your child to a class this week!
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior)
“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
What is GEMS? GEMS is a Christian organization that seeks to equip women and girls to live radically faithful lives for Christ. Bethany church offers GEMS for girls 1st-5th grade on Wednesday evenings from September through May. A light meal is served from 6:30-7:00p.m. Classroom time is from 7:00-7:50p.m. Class time includes a lesson, craft, and singing. Parents are asked to pickup their child by 8:00p.m. Register your daughter for GEMS by filling out the form below, or calling the church office at 605-987-5645.
Future Leaders is a class created specifically for boys 1st-5th grade. Led by men volunteers, the boys are taught biblical lessons, play games, and learn how to be respectful, kind young men while practicing to be future leaders. Class is offered September through May. The boys are served a meal from 6:30-7:00p.m. and have classroom time from 7:00-7:50p.m. Parents are asked to pick up their child by 8:00p.m. Get your son registered today! Fill out the form below, or call the church office at 605-987-5645.
Children ages 3 years old through 5th grade, learn the story of Jesus’ birth and have the privilege of sharing it in front of family and friends through a Christmas Program.
Practices take place throughout the month of November and December. The program is held the Sunday before Christmas day.