New Ministry Model
We're here for you! We are working on some awesome resources to help families disciple their kids at home during the Covid-19 crisis (and have fun while doing it!). Here's how Kids' Ministry will look in the coming weeks:
Family Challenge Wednesdays:
Every week, we will post a family challenge on Facebook and Instagram designed to help families spend quality time together. Sharing your photos or videos will also help kids stay connected with their friends at church!
Take some time to have fun with your kids, tag us @bethelkidspenticton and share your photos on Facebook and Instagram.
In addition to our livestream service, we want to give parents some resources to use at home. There will be a new kids' video and activity sheet each week. Parents can access each lesson through LifeWay's Digital Pass platform following these steps:
Step 1: Go to my.lifeway.com/redeem.
Step 2: Register if you are a new user or log in if you already have an account.
Step 3: Enter this redemption code: VZMD4SSQ38 (which churches are free to distribute).
Step 4: Click "Access" (if prompted to sign in again, sign in) and then click "My Dashboard," and go to "LifeWay Kids at Home" or "LifeWay Kids at Home: Preschool."
Step 5: Download the activity page and one conversation sheet to use while watching the video session.
Users will have access to video content from "Bible Studies for Life for Kids" worship hour, Bible story teachings, life application, and kids talking about the week's topic. To accommodate families that have children of different ages, the "LifeWay Kids at Home" content is not graded and is geared toward first through sixth graders. There is also "LifeWay Kids at Home: Preschool" for younger children.
If you do not have access to a printer, we have activity pages available for pick up during church office hours.
Also, don't forget our Spotify and YouTube playlists featuring all the songs we sing in Kids' Church. I'm sure your kiddos would love to teach them to you!
Love you all and praying that this will be a period where families are strengthened, where kids feel so loved and where we can dig in and spend more time with Jesus!
We have created a Pinterest Board to resource parents in discipling their kids at home. We want you to feel confident and excited to lead your kids! Family discipleship should be FUN!
The wealth of information out there is enormous so let us do the heavy lifting for you. This "one stop shop" is where you will find information on worship, lesson supplements, parenting blogs, how to have challenging conversations, how to PLAY with your kids. All while pointing them to Jesus! Each week we'll add new pins.
Let us to do the work so you can focus on your kids!
At Bethel Church we think kids are AWESOME! They are such a vital part of what God is doing among us. Check out our CLASS structures below.
Our goal is to provide a safe & fun environment for kids to learn about Jesus and make life-long friends. Children ages 3 and up are taught using Lifeway's The Gospel Project for Kids curriculum. Through this 3 year program, kids will read through the Bible from beginning to end, learning how God's plan for our salvation comes from Jesus.
We offer activities during the service for FIVE different age groups:
Nursery - Ages 6 months - 2 years:
The nursery is located right beside the coffee area in the foyer. Nursery drop off begins right before the service starts. Babies must be 6 months old, and/or sitting unassisted on their own, to be left in our nursery room. Parents with younger infants are welcome to come in with their babies. There is also a private nursing room next door.
Each child must be signed in before the service at our Kids Check-In table located in our lower foyer. For safety, parents and kids will both receive a matching ID sticker.
Children aged 3-11 are dismissed to go downstairs at the beginning of the morning announcements. They enjoy their own short worship experience together before each group heads off to their respective classes for games, crafts, and a Bible lesson.
Parents come downstairs after the last worship song to pick up their children from their classrooms. To pick up their child, they will need to show their ID sticker to their child's teachers.
Our classes are divided into the following groups:
Preschool (starting at age 3) - in Kids Room 2
Kingergarten to Grade 1 - in Kids Room 1
Grades 2/3 - in Kids Room 3
Grades 4/5 - in the Fellowship Room
Pre-Teens - Grade 6 to age 12: Pre-teens can enjoy their own games and lesson time during the sermon. The pastor will dismiss them after worship time to head downstairs to the Life Room. Preteens are dismissed to return upstairs by their teacher at the end of service.
For more information contact our Children's Ministry Director, Lisa Grant at [email protected]