- Category: Ministries
We offer several areas for our Children to get involved here at Bethel.
The goal of children's ministry is to lead children toward knowing and accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. To achieve this goal, we emphasize the following five areas:
Formal instruction, such as occurs in children's church classes.
Informal instruction, in activities such as summer sports programs, and in the emotional atmosphere involved in all activities.
Service opportunities, in which children and volunteers become involved in serving the community and church members.
Adult Christian examples, in which children learn by seeing. Children see how adults interact with children, how they interact with other adults, and how they relate to God.
Service and support for the parents. By offering children weekly religious instruction, we also free parents to participate fully in the adult worship service.
A nursery is an important part of children's ministry. When parents of babies are looking for a church fellowship, a nursery is an influential factor
in their choice. A nursery is a ministry to parents, because it enables parents to participate in church services, but it is also helpful to the babies.
It gives them some social interaction, some positive exposure to Christian concepts and words, and acclimates them to the children's church
environment for later benefit. It makes church more enjoyable for both parents and infants. By serving practical needs in a nursery, the church
shows love toward babies in the only language they understand.