Children are important to us here at Bethany. We don't take this ministry lightly because we understand how important children are to Jesus. One time several of Jesus' followers were debating who among the group was the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus called a little child to come up in front of the group and said this; "I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven." (Matt 18:1-4) If children are compared to the Kingdom of Heaven then they should be important to the local church Christ died for.
Throughout the Old Testament parents are expected to teach God's Word to their children. This is taught in Deuteronomy 6:7 & Proverbs 22:6. We do not believe the local church is to replace the responsibility placed on parents. However, we do believe we are to come alongside parents and help teach their children about God through His Word.
We want to help children connect with God by providing them an opportunity to worship God in a way that allows them to engage. We also want to help them connect with each other and build lasting friendships with people of the faith. This is why Sunday School class is so important. Last, we desire for them to connect with a ministry that allows them to use their gifts and abilities. We believe children who are involved in this process will grow in their faith.
Child Check In
We at Bethany Baptist Church are dedicated to your child's safety. We feel that being able to check your child in and out creates a better way to keep up with who is and is not allowed to pick up your child. As you enter the children's building you will be greeted at the check in desk. We will check in your child(ren) and give you a RFID card to take with you. When you return to pick up you child(ren) that card is the only one linked to your child(ren) so no one else can check them out. This is in place to ensure the safety of our children.