PASTOR LIZ HERNANDEZ -
Super Church is open. Please enter through the Lighthouse entrance, and we will be screening the children as they enter. Parents pick-up your children, we will let you in for social distancing! The Nursery will also be opening same day and time!
EARLY SUNDAY is now open! Nursery to 6th grade, 9am – 10:15am.
BETHANY KIDS just want to have fun! I’m sure there is a lot of truth to that statement, but at Bethany Kids Ministry we also believe kids want to do something special, something important. We work at giving them opportunities to do something special for Jesus Christ.
In order to learn anything real well you need to put it into practice. We like to see kids involved, doing works of service for God and man. Individual classes for each grade build a solid foundation of Bible knowledge. Larger groups give an opportunity to be involved with worship and prayer, as well as service in sound, video and music.
Keeping kids excited about being in church is an important part of helping them to grow in Christ and keep on growing. Our goal is to lead the children to a firsthand knowledge of Jesus Christ and what He wants to do in their lives as individuals as well as what God wants to do in His body of believers. Children need to know that they are the church.
Sunday School – Sundays at 9am
Junior Sunday School – Sundays at 11am (Preschool class for 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and Kindergarden)
Super Church – Sundays at 11 am
During the second adult worship service there is a Super Church service for children in grades 1 through 6 in our Lighthouse Auditorium. This is our opportunity to worship God together; invite God into our lives; to see children understanding that God wants to work through their lives right now! We involve children in the service through our Worship team, Sound technicians, spotlight and other helpers. The services are multi-media presentations using music DVDs, video segments, live object lessons, skits and games. It is our desire to see children get grounded in the Bible as God’s inspired word for today and develop a biblical world view.
We also have preschool classes for 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and Kindergarten.
SuperChurch Worship Team Rehearsals – Every Tuesday from 6:30pm – 8pm in the Lighthouse Auditorium.
Junior Bible Quiz
JBQ will meet on Sunday, 4 – 6PM in the Lighthouse, beginning on Sunday, Sept 5. Our first Quiz Meet is on Saturday, Sept 11, right here at Bethany. If you have not picked up your study questions yet, you can get them at the registration table.
JBQ is a highly competitive program that involves studying 576 questions of different point value. The questions are all Bible based and cover a wide range of topics. We compete against teams from other churches in Southern New England and also compete at the Regional and sometimes National level. This program is for children in 1st through 6th grades and some stay on to become officials and team assistants. This is part of an overall emphasis on discipleship among elementary age children.
The goal of Junior Bible Quiz is that children will memorize the Word of God, understand its teachings, and be equipped to share the gospel with their friends. JBQ uses 576 questions from a Bible Fact-Pak that is approved through Assemblies of God Headquarters. Children are eligible to enroll in JBQ for grades 1 – 6. These questions include over 100 Bible verses that need to be recited word perfect including the Bible reference. New quizzers only study 288 questions for each of their first two years. Then they would move up to A League with their parent’s approval. JBQ is a family ministry involving the parents as well as the children. There are questions that deal with families, church life, authority, and relationships as well as a high emphasis on Bible knowledge and understanding. There are many times when parents or older siblings train as officials to help at the Network Quiz Meet. JBQ offers a fun avenue for children to study at their own level. Team quizzing should deemphasize competition, resisting the urge to develop superstars. A quizzer prays before each round of quizzing and it is ordinary for them to include praying for all of the quizzers to do well and learn from their experience. There are multiple side benefits to the JBQ program that God has already prepared for you and your children. You should try it out and register now!