Bethel Kids – Birth to 6th Grade

Our Dream

Here at Bethel Kids, our dream is that children will be changed through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose

We strive to partner with families to make disciples by helping children begin a personal relationship with God, teaching them what it means to be a member of God’s family, and guiding them to influence the world for Christ.

Our Work

All we do is guided by our ministry values, which demand that we be truth-centered, relationally focused, family-oriented, child-friendly, volunteer-driven, outward-directed, safe, and secure.

~April UPDATES~

Mother’s Day at Home Guide

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching! Bethel Kids will be providing a Mother’s Day At Home Guide starting Sunday, April 18! Take this guide to discover ways to celebrate all the special moms that God has placed in your life.

Single moms. Moms with a full house of kids. Moms with one child. Moms who have adopted. Foster moms. Spiritual moms. Grandmoms.

Pick one up at the Kids Desk or download it here.

Parent/Child Dedication on May 9

Parent/Child dedication is a commitment to raise your child in a Gospel-centered home while taking the lead role in your child’s discipleship. This dedication is not a statement of salvation for your child, but rather a statement of how you will raise your child. While not a command of Scripture, parent/child dedication can be a beautiful symbol. It should be done with a community of believers who know you personally and can commit to walking with you in this commitment.

If you are interested in dedicating your child, please email Tracey at traceyhallstrom@bethelfc.com to set up a Dedication meeting and fill out the application below.

April 4

On Sunday, April 4, Bethel Kids will be taking a break so families can worship together. Join us in person or online as a family to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ!

April 11

Preschool

Check out our FAMOUS Miss Cheryl teach from the Gospel Light Curriculum!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3rfXlChXGaCZBccSMMurlg

K-6th Grade

Bible Story: Give Me Peace on Earth (Live in Peace with Others) • Colossians 3:15

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Bethel Kids April 11 Video Lesson

Parent Guide Sheet – Use this guide with your family to dig deeper into today’s lesson.

God Times Sheet – Daily Devotional to do with your family throughout the week.

April 18

Preschool

Check out our FAMOUS Miss Cheryl teach from the Gospel Light Curriculum!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3rfXlChXGaCZBccSMMurlg

K-6th Grade

Bible Story: War and Peace (Isaac’s Wells) • Genesis 26:1-6, 12-22, 26-31

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Bethel Kids April 18 Video Lesson

Parent Guide Sheet – Use this guide with your family to dig deeper into today’s lesson.

God Times Sheet – Daily Devotional to do with your family throughout the week.

April 25

Preschool

Check out our FAMOUS Miss Cheryl teach from the Gospel Light Curriculum!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3rfXlChXGaCZBccSMMurlg

K-6th Grade

Bible Story: The Peacemaker (Abigail Intervenes) • 1 Samuel 25:1-35

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Bethel Kids April 25 Video Lesson

Parent Guide Sheet – Use this guide with your family to dig deeper into today’s lesson.

God Times Sheet – Daily Devotional to do with your family throughout the week

New to Bethel Kids?

Kids Check In Instructions

 

Sunday Mornings in Bethel Kids

Please plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the service starts. When you arrive, look for the Kids Welcome Desk. We will greet your family there and register your child for the appropriate classroom.

After you are registered, you and your child will be given matching security tags that are unique to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the nametag portion which bears a code that is matched to your portion of the nametag. When you return to your child’s classroom you will need to show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.

If your child needs you during the service, we’ll contact you by sending you a text. Please have your phone on vibrate and be aware of your messages during service.

We provide 3 unique and age-appropriate environments for your kids:

Early Childhood (Newborns-4/5 year olds)

Programming is available for Infants through 4/5 year olds. They meet each Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Preschool Wing of our building. Teaching the message of God’s love, the significance of each child, and God’s purpose for each life is crucial to preparing boys and girls to someday begin their relationship with Christ.

Elementary (Kindergarten-4th Grade)

Sundays at 9 a.m., school aged kids will meet in the church GYM. Each grade will be positioned near their same aged peers. All ages will worship and hear the lesson for the day together. Due to COVID, kids will not be walking back to their classrooms for small group. Instead, each age group will have a socially distance space within the gym where they will participate in small group activities with other same aged kids.

Sundays at 10:45 a.m.: Currently this kids’ service time is put on hold. Our team will re-evaluate offering this service time again once the attendance of kids starts to increase.

Preteens (5th-6th Grade)

Sunday at 9 a.m. in Room 120  The Preteen class exists within Bethel Kids to provide an environment where preteens can grow in knowledge, develop community, and take ownership of their faith to become transformed teens who influence their world for Christ. This takes place in three primary ways: Large Group Lessons, interactive activities, and small group conversations.

image-ar-awana-logo-0-0-173-76Awana is a scripture memorization and Bible learning ministry that will mold and shape your child through the limitless power of God’s Word. Awana leaders, together with parents, create a spiritually-nurturing environment to encourage kids to grow in knowledge of Scripture and their walk of faith. Awana meets on Wednesdays during the school year from 6:25-7:30 p.m.

Awana is for kids in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Cubbies Program is available for 3 & 4 year olds. We have lots of more detailed information available for our club on our AWANA page or you can find out more about the AWANA organization at www.awana.org.

Due to COVID, Awana this year will look a little different. Awana will be from 6:25 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and will be in a large group setting for all Elementary Kids. Limited space is available as we maintain social distancing. The kids will remain in one room for the evening. (Most clubs will have 20 kids total.)

Awana@Home!

Awana@Home is for families who would prefer to meet at home or in small friend groups and be flexible to fit your family schedule and needs. Our Awana@Home coordinator, Nicole Lofgren, will work with your family to come up with a plan in which parents will work through the Awana materials with their own children.
If you are interested in having your family participate in Awana@Home please email Nicole at bethelawanaathome@gmail.com. Nicole will then be in contact with you to give you more information about how to proceed with Awana@Home.

Registration

Register and Pay through our online database to officially reserve your child’s spot.

Fees are $30 per child (includes dues and one handbook per year). Books will be handed out the first night your child attends. Uniforms and bags will be available for purchase at the Kids’ Welcome Desk each week.

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Here are some of the steps we take to ensure the safety of each child:

  • Classrooms are free of clutter and have clean and age-appropriate toys.
  • A minimum of two screened volunteers are in each classroom.
  • Two additional staff members are available to provide extra help when needed.
  • Background checks are completed on all staff working with children.
  • We will utilizing texting parents if their child is in need of their attention.
  • A health policy is in place to protect the health of all children present.

Ways to Serve

Sunday School Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in getting involved in Bethel Kids Ministry? We strongly encourage parents of children attending Bethel Kids to serve at least once a month. Our Sunday School Classrooms are staffed by volunteers. All the supplies are prepared ahead of time and we need willing hearts to help manage the classroom.

To see a list of our specific needs and ways you can serve as an adult or even if you’re a teenager, click here.

For more information about our ministry to children or questions about volunteering with our children’s ministry email Delia or call her at 701.730.1956.

We ask parents for their cooperation in helping to provide a healthy environment. We request that sick children be cared for at home. We publish these rules of thumb for the sake of all the children. Children are not ready to attend if they are not feeling well or if they are experiencing any of the following:

  • A fever of 100 degrees or more within the last 14 days
  • Shows symptoms of COVID-19
  • Has been around anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Vomiting within the last 24 hours
  • Diarrhea within the last 24 hours
  • A runny nose with other than clear drainage, especially if accompanied by other symptoms
  • A bad cough

What is Parent/Child Dedication?

Parent/Child Dedication is a commitment to raise your child in a Gospel-centered home while taking the lead role in your child’s discipleship. This dedication is not a statement of salvation for your child, but rather a statement of how you will raise your child.

While not a command of Scripture, parent/child dedication can be a beautiful symbol. It should be done with a community of believers who know you personally and can commit to walking with you in this commitment. This is why we, at Bethel participate with you. As you acknowledge your responsibility to raise your child(ren) in a Gospel-centered home taking an active role in your child’s discipleship, we as your church family, are making a similar commitment to you, the parent(s), to come alongside you and help you in this discipleship journey.

I want to Dedicate my child(ren).

Great! We are excited that you wish to dedicate your child to the Lord! We look forward to walking alongside you in your parenting journey!

We offer Child Dedication three times a year: January, May, and September.

2021-2022 Dates:

  • Mother’s Day- May 9, 2021
  • September 2021- Specific Date TBD
  • January 2022- Specific Date TBD

For more information on your next steps:

If you have any questions or simply want to talk more about Parent/Child Dedication please contact our Bethel Kids Office at 701.232.4476 ext. 254.

Gary S copyGary Siefers

Senior Associate Pastor
garysiefers@bethelfc.com

 

 

 

Allison Schmidlin

Bethel Kids Director
allison@bethelfc.com

 

 

 

Tracey copyTracey Hallstrom

Administrative Assistant to Bethel Kids
traceyhallstrom@bethelfc.com

 

 

 

Delia copyDelia Williams

Bethel Kids Volunteer Director
deliawilliams@bethelfc.com

 

 

 

Diana Lind

Bethel Kids Sunday Morning Supervisor

 

 

 

Karena Kuhnley

Bethel Kids Sunday Morning Supervisor

Throughout the year we are excited to bring you and your kids some fun ways to gather together to learn more about Christ’s love and to share it in our community. As we have events coming up, we’ll post them here for you to view and share.

June 14-17 – Vacation Bible School (VBS)

VBS is for kids entering grades 1-6 and there is a full VBS program for volunteer’s children ages 5 and under. Registration will begin on April 4. Click here to learn more.

find-us-on-facebook-logo-0-0-144-442Want to receive important information and updates on our programming? Bethel Kids communicates to our families by email and our Bethel Kids Ministry Facebook Page.  Also, a weekly email with church wide information is sent out each Thursday. To receive our emails, we ask for a little more information about your kids and family. Click here to fill out the online form.