Are Children Important To God?
Yes, very important. In fact Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14).
How Should The Church Then Minister To Children?
Through teaching from the Bible, the only pure fount of truth, and lovingly bringing them face-to-face with the immeasurably Great One, the Lord Jesus Christ.
What Is Children’s Church?
Children’s Church is for those in the body 4 years-old through 3rd Grade. Children this age begin the service with the congregation, singing and praying alongside of us, and then they are dismissed to Children’s Church just prior to the morning sermon.
What Are They Taught?
Bethel Baptist Church uses Generations of Grace, an outstanding, thorough, systematic curriculum that brings children into contact with the entirety of the Bible, and the goal and focus of the Bible…the Lord Jesus Christ.
News: Recent Balloon Launch
In our children’s church on April 8, 2018 the children learned about our Lord’s ascension to heaven. The lesson was from Acts 1:9-11.
“Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” (NKJV)
To illustrate Jesus’ ascension and what it means to be a witness, we released balloons and imagined what it would have been like to see Jesus taken up to heaven.
We also included a laminated card. On one side was the story of the balloon launch and how it tied into our children’s church lesson.
On the other side of the card, we shared the Good News which saves everyone who believes it from the heart. “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10 NKJV)