Children's Ministry

(Grades K-5)

Children’s Ministries (K-5th Grade) – Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them! For the kingdom of heaven” belongs to such as these.  At Bethlehem, we believe our children offer us a glimpse of God’s love on earth, and we empower them to make a difference in the world around them, serving God in their own lives.  Our KidQuest and Launch mid-week Bible Study ministry, weekly Sunday School classes, Stepping Stones milestone classes, and Vacation Bible School allow children to learn about God’s love while feeling a part of a special community and making lasting friendships.  Fellowship opportunities bring families together throughout the year! For additional information on the programs below, please contact Pastor Paisley: pastor_paisley@bethlehemluth.org.

 

 

Vacation Bible School 2021

Children who have completed 3-year-old preschool and above are able to join our Vacation Bible School (VBS) each summer. During this program, participating children learn about God’s amazing power and unconditional love, all while make new friend and memories that will last a lifetime! VBS provides music, Bible study, crafts, games, science, and snacks each day, with lots of opportunities for our littlest disciples to learn and grow!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Though typically open to the community, this year’s VBS is open to BLC Preschool and BLC disciples only. Also, in response to COVID and church building projects, VBS this year will be two half-day opportunities. The schedule is:

  • Saturday, June 26, 2021
    9:00 – 11:30am – Preschool & Kindergarten
    1:00 – 3:30pm – 1st – 3rd Grade
  • Saturday, July 10, 2021
    9:00 – 11:30am – Preschool & Kindergarten
    1:00 – 3:30pm – 1st – 3rd Grade
  • Saturday, July 17, 2021
    Summer Service Day –
    4th & 5th Grade

 

Sunday School

Bethlehem offers Sunday School at 9:30am each Sunday morning, with classes for children 2 years old through 5th Grade. Quality background-checked teachers and small classes make this an excellent environment for growing in God’s love.

Bethlehem is ready for another exciting year! K-5th Grade will meet in Education Hall for Opening Music and Message, and  then be dismissed to classrooms within Education Hall. (Preschool classes will be held on the 200 level of our building).

  • Click Here to register your preschool and elementary students for Sunday School.
  • Click Here to register as a Sunday School volunteer.

 

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is a multi-year journey to support parents and children who are growing in faith. Annual milestones allow families to explore faith connections together. The program, which is for infants, toddlers and elementary students, offers one designated program to each age or grade during the school year.

1 & 2 Year Old Stepping Stones Registration
3 & 4 Year Old Stepping Stones Registration
Kdgtn Stepping Stones Registration
1st Grade Stepping Stones Registration
2nd Grade Stepping Stones Registrations
3rd Grade Holy Communion Registration 
4th & 5th Grades Stepping Stones Registration

 

Wednesday Night KidQuest

KidQuest (Wednesdays, Feb. 5-Mar. 18)
KidQuest is our midweek Bible Study and Music program for K-3 Graders that meets in Education Hall. KidQuest begins with a fun, engaging time of music- making and then moves into a time of learning Bible Stories through art, games, service projects, science experiments, and tasty snacks. Please register online for the spring session of KidQuest and Launch- you’ll find the registration form under the Children’s Ministry section of church website. Please re-register even if you participated in the fall session of these programs. This will insure that our leaders have accurate information!

Click Here to register your K-3 Grade students for our Wednesday Bible Study and Music Program.

 

Launch – 4th & 5th Graders

Launch (Wednesdays, Feb. 5-Mar. 18)
Launch is our midweek program for 4th-5th graders that meets in Education Hall. Launch equips students to see the connection between faith and service, and to live it out! Some weeks kids in this program will go off-site to serve in our community; other weeks, they will stay at church and learn more about the needs of the world and the gifts our students can offer in response. Please re-register even if you participated in the fall session of these programs. This will insure that our leaders have accurate information!

  • Click Here to register your 4th and 5th Grade students for our Wednesday evening service, music, and small group time.

 

Our Core Values, Mission & Vision

Core Values
We value:
- learning about God and how God directs our life.
- shaping children’s hearts and minds.
- empowering children to be the church now.
- accepting others.
- creating an inclusive community.
- serving others.

Mission Statement
We invite all children and families into a community where we:
- grow in Christian faith and values
- teach and nurture each other with care
- learn how to serve others together
- build meaningful relationships

Vision Statement
Train up children in the way they should go; and when they are old, they will not depart from it.  -Prov. 22:6