Christian Education

Christian education is a life-long pursuit, which is why at Bethany we are striving to provide you with as many youth and adult education opportunities as possible.  

 

Adult Education

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Sunday 9:00-10:00 in the Library

Saturday Men's Bible Study


First Saturday of the month 8:30  am Luther Hall

Sips & Scriptures 

First & Third Saturday of the month  9:00- noon Location varies

Theology  on Tap  

First Thursday of the Month 7:30 pm  at Duke's Alehouse downtown Crystal Lake.

nullFollow Me, Faith Studies for Busy Adult Lives  -
Sometimes all you have is 20 min. we get it!Beginning  Oct. 1
10:15-10:35 am in the preschool wing.Fall Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22; Nov. 5, 12; Dec. 3, 10

 

Middle & High School
youth grades 6-12

Confirmation (grades 6-8)

Registration form for Confirmation. 

If you would like to sign your Jr. High student up, or if you have questions about Confirmation please contact Pastor Paul (paul.cannon@bethanylc.com)
or 815-459-2690 

Confirmation is open to all students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

At Bethany, we think that Confirmation is the beginning of teenager’s faith journey—not the end.  Middle school youth are at a time in life where they are just starting to think critically about their faith.  A lot of them have questions about God, religion, life, and how it all fits together.  Our hope is that Confirmation can be a place where kids can ask those questions in a safe environment, knowing they will be loved and cared for. 

For this reason, our Confirmation process revolves around three main areas: building relationships, cultivating faith, and educating students on the basic tenants of Christianity and Lutheranism.

At the completion of the Confirmation program (spring of 8th grade), students are confirmed during the Affirmation of Baptism service, where they publicly profess their faith (even if it’s a work in progress) for the God who first loved them.

Impact Youth (grades 6-12)

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grades 6-12

 Every 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month after the 10:45 am Worship

Students will come together after the 10:45 am service for a meal, activity, and devotion.

Dig Deeper (grades 9-12)

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High School Youth  
NEXT MEETING:  Sept. 20
Students grades 9-12 meet on Wednesdays for deeper discussion of the Bible

 

Elementary School
youth grades preK-5th 

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Sunday School

Register form for Sunday School

If you would like to sign your student up for Sunday School or have questions about Sunday School please contact
Sashire Ayares
@bethanylc.com
or 815-459-2690 

 B.L.A.S.T.  Sunday School Program- Believers Learning And Serving Together

During “Rotation” themed learning units, kids will spend up to 4 weeks on various Bible story experiences.  Immersed in art, science, cooking, drama, music, Bible skills and games - our Sunday School students will be actively engaged each Sunday. 

Students start each Sunday in church.  The children will stay in worship through the children's message then be excused together to go to the “BLAST Zone” (classrooms) until 10:10 am. 

BLAST Sundays

To encourage our students to learn about worship, the sacraments, celebrations, and seasons in the church, students will remain in the sanctuary at the 9:00 worship on BLAST Sundays

BLAST Sunday Dates:
Sept. 24
Oct.29
Nov. 19
Dec. 17 Christmas Program
Dec. 24 - No Sunday School
Dec. 31 - No Sunday School
Feb. 11- Milestone Sunday
Mar. 11
April 1 - No Sunday School Easter Sunday 

Extended Sunday School:

CHILDREN
preschool-grade 5
Sunday School


Extended Sunday School times
extended time to prepare for our Christmas program and our Spring drama.
Fall Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22;
Nov. 5, 12; Dec. 3, 10

Immediately following Sunday School.  Parents pick up students at 10:35 in Lower Level Community Room.

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