About Bethany Baptist Christian Education
Bethany’s Christian Education program encompasses a wide range of programs and activities for the entire church family of children, young people and adults. Throughout the year, the CE Board sponsors a variety of programs for children and adults. The Christian Education (CE) Board and the Sunday School Superintendents select and support the Sunday School teachers throughout the year. Classes for adults, children and young people are conducted on Sunday mornings, with nursery and children’s church also available during the worship service.
Our overall philosophy is embodied in two verses:
- “The wise person makes learning a joy.” (Proverbs 14:2)
- “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
Learn more about each program by clicking the links for each one below or from the menu above.
- Children’s Day/Graduation Sunday: In mid-June, Children’s Day and Graduation Sunday are combined to recognize the children and youth who are moving forward to new grades. High school and college graduates are also recognized.
- Summer camp/summer Bible studies: Memorial Day week-end kicks off the summer camp and summer Bible school period. Bethany may provide some financial assistance to families wishing to send their children to Lakeside Christian Camp in Pittsfield MA. See Lakeside’s website for information about this year’s summer events. A Vacation Bible School or 5-Day Club program are also offered. In 2017, Bethany partnered with Child Evangelism Fellowship to hold a 5-Day Club event (see more on this below).
- New School Year: The new school year traditionally kicks off in September on the Sunday after Labor Day. Read more here.
Sunday Bible Studies
During the regular school year, Bible studies for all ages are available in weekly classes. View the current classes and teachers here.
During the summer, a combined Sunday School (grades K-12) class is offered. Nursery and Children’s Church also continue and are available during the worship service.
In 2017 we collaborated with the Child Evangelism Fellowship to hold a summer Bible study program called 5-day Club that uses a different format. Read more about it here.
Hosted at a member’s home in mid-July, the program ran from 10:00 a.m. – noon, Monday-Friday. 5-Day Club is an exciting, fun-filled one and one-half hour held each day for five consecutive days. It includes dynamic Bible lessons, creative learning activities, inspiring missionary story, meaningful songs, life-changing Scripture memorization. Watch this page for information about next year’s program (2018).
This program, for young people in 6th to 12th grades, is led by Mr. Sam Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org), assisted by Mr. Kyote Oxford (email@example.com).
Our youth group exists to bring this generation of students to experience Jesus, to welcome them into the body of Christ, to help them walk with Jesus, to build that walk by finding their gifts, and to worship Jesus with our whole life. You can read more about what we do here.
For More Information
Learn more about each program by clicking the links on this page or in the menu above. You may also inquire about any of the Christian Education programs by calling the church office for more information, (978) 632-5097.