Bethel Kids – Birth to 6th Grade

Our Vision

We desire to PARTNER with families to help EVERY kid Love God passionately – Love others intentionally – Serve the World sacrificially.

Our Mission

Help EVERY kid Love God – Love Others – Serve the World

Our Ambition

To be a Kid’s Ministry simply about JESUS.


Summer 2023

No Sunday School for 2 year olds–6th grade.
Bethel Kids summer programming will be available for infant–24 months every 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Sundays.
Praise Packs will be available at the Worship Center Doors each Sunday.

Ready, Set, Move | June 12 -14 2023

We are PUMPED to READY, SET, MOVE this Summer! We will spend four days together learning from our best example of HOW to be a disciple— JESUS! We will follow Jesus here, there, and everywhere as we disciple kids to BELIEVE in who Jesus is, DO what Jesus says, LOVE who Jesus loves, and GO where Jesus leads!

Cost is $10/child with a max of $25/family.

Registration will open April 30.

Our desire in Bethel Kids Ministry is to be gospel-centered. We want kids to see that the Bible is not about us. It’s one big story, all about Jesus! We strive to shift our focus from behavior modification to heart transformation, doing whatever we can to raise up true disciples of Jesus. Above all, we desperately want the kids to trust in the gospel alone for everything.

On Sunday Mornings we use a curriculum called The Gospel Project in all of our classrooms. This curriculum helps kids dive into the big story of the Bible— God’s plan to rescue His people through His Son Jesus Christ. For more information on this curriculum, you can visit: . 

Bethel Kids Sunday School – 9 a.m. ONLY

New to Bethel Kids?

Please plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the service starts. When you arrive, look for the Kids Welcome Desk. Register with us so we can get to know you and your children, and we’ll help you find the right 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.

Early Childhood (Newborns-4/5 year olds) – 9 a.m.

Sunday School is available for Infants through 4/5 Year Olds. They meet in our Children’s Wing each Sunday.

Please note: We will promote preschoolers to the next aged group each September and our policy is to place children in classes by age.

Elementary Sunday School – 9 a.m.

Kindergarten-4th grade begin each morning in the Gym where they have a Large Group Time of worship and a Bible Lesson. Each grade then travels to the Children’s Wing where they meet in separate classrooms for their Small Group time. Parents will pick their child(ren) up in their specified classroom in the Children’s Wing.

Preteens- 5th-6th Graders – 9 a.m.

Preteens will meet in Room 120 (located in the Gym) for a time of fellowship, Bible lesson, and connected activities.

Parent Handbook

Want to know more details about Bethel Kids? Check out our Parent Handbook here.

image-ar-awana-logo-0-0-173-76Awana is a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship for ages 2-18. As the global leader in child and youth discipleship, Awana gives children the opportunity to know, love, and serve Jesus, no matter their background.

Awana is for kids in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Cubbies Program is available for 3 & 4 year olds. Trek and Journey are for 7th-12th Grade and meet after regular Awana.  We encourage these students to serve in Awana beforehand. 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

Awana meets on Wednesdays during the school year from 6:20-7:45 p.m.  Kids in 3rd-12th Grade need to attend “Fast Track” from 6 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. in the foyer to say their verses to leaders before Awana begins.

Fees are $35 per child (includes dues and 1 handbook per year). During the school year, you can sign up and pay at the Kids’ Welcome Desk on Wednesday evenings before Awana starts for the night.  You may also sign up online by CLICKING HERE.

And pick up your supplies on the first night of Awana.

Join our Volunteer Team!

We need over 100 volunteers to help Awana run smoothly each week. A great way to invest in your children, meet new people, and have a lot of fun! Volunteer positions are available for nursery, preschoolers, and elementary kids. Students in 7th grade or older are welcome to join our team as well!

For questions or more information email

Ways you can make a difference in our next generation here at Bethel!

Elementary Ministry

Check-In/Hospitality Team

Volunteer once or more a month on Sunday morning from 8:45-9:15 a.m. at Check-In or Welcome Desk. Be a smiling face on the lookout for new families who need additional assistance checking in and finding their child’s classroom.

Elementary Sunday School Teacher

Volunteer once or more a month on Sunday morning during the 9 am service. You will manage a group of kids during Large Group time in the gym and then reinforce the Large Group lesson with your grade-level activity in a classroom.

Elementary Sunday School Helper

Volunteer once or more a month on Sunday morning during the 9 am service. You will assist the teacher with large group time, the activities, and engage with the kids.

Resource Room Help

Spend 1-2 hours once a week helping to prepare materials that will be used for programming throughout the year.


Awana Leader

Lead and build relationships with an age-specific group of kids for Handbook Time, Game Time, and Council Time. (teenager or adult)
Contact: Nicole Lofgren

Awana Preschool Leader

Provides care to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, following policies for safety and proper care. (teenager or adult)
Contact: Nicole Lofgren

Awana Council Time Teacher

Teaches age-appropriate Bible lessons in a large group setting. (Separate age groups for Preschool and Elementary)

Welcome Desk Greeter

Assist with welcoming families, directing traffic, collecting missing supplies, and registering new participants

Club Director

Assists the Awana Ministry Leader by overseeing a specific age group and leaders in Awana. Responsibilities include tracking kids’ progression in Handbooks and communicating with parents, children, and leaders.

Preschool Ministry

Infant Nursery Leader

Volunteer once or more a month on Sunday morning during the 9 am service to rock and care for the babies of our congregation.

Toddler Nursery Leader

Volunteer once or more a month on Sunday morning during the 9 am service to play and show God’s love to the smallest members of our congregation.

Preschool Sunday School Teacher

Volunteer once or more a month on Sunday morning in the 2,3 or 4-year old Sunday School class during the 9 am service. You will teach a short Bible lesson and help kids do a craft/activity to reinforce the lesson.

Infant, Toddler, or Preschool Sunday School Helper

Teenager or adult who assists the leader in the classroom.

Interested in Serving

For more information about our ministry to children or questions about volunteering with our children’s ministry email Allison at .

This is a resource designed to fuel family discipleship in your home in partnership with what kids are learning in Bethel Kids each week. Each week you will be provided with new content that relates with what is being taught in Bethel Kids Sunday School classes. Whether you have been discipling for years or are just getting started, The Gospel Project @ Home is designed to give you a realistic, yet meaningful, starting point of one night a week of family discipleship that you can build from by using the content provided.

Click here, create an account, and then sign in each week for new content that directly connects to what your kids learned at Bethel Kids the previous Sunday.

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! You’ll need to attend our 45-minute Parent/Child Dedication class, which is offered the Sunday before dedication dates. It’s a great way to get to know our staff, learn about dedication, and prepare for the ceremony. Your child(ren) are welcome to attend the class with you.

Children must be registered BEFORE attending the Child dedication class. This helps us know how many families to expect in the class.

Parents who have dedicated a previous child are NOT required to attend the Parent/Child Dedication class.

2023 Dates:
  • May 14
  • November 19

For more information on your next steps:
Visit the Kids Welcome Desk and ask for a Child Dedication Application Packet


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.

Lucas Jackson

Next Gen Pastor

Allison Schmidlin

Bethel Kids Director

Tracey Hallstrom

Administrative Assistant to Bethel Kids

Diana Lind

Bethel Kids Sunday Morning Supervisor

Chris Morton

Preschool Coordinator

Nicole Lofgren

AWANA Ministry Director

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.

Children’s D-Groups

Sundays 9 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Kindred High School – Not Meeting May 28-September 3, 2023
The time we have our kids at home is short – it’s crucial that we make every effort to point them to God’s Word as the only real source of truth & hope in our world today!  Discipleship groups for kids will be held from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. every Sunday prior to church at Kindred High School. This is a wonderful way of deepening your kid’s faith by meaningful time in God’s Word with application to everyday life. You won’t want to miss this for your kids!
Contact:  Sarah Stanley ||  701.367.9248

Learn more about the Kindred Campus by clicking here.