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.


The Journey

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am First Floor Education Wing


Parent Connect

Coinciding with Extended Time Dates - selected Sundays 10:10-10:45am


Women's Take A Breath

Fourth Wednesday 7-8:00 pm various locations


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Middle & High School
youth grades 6-12

Confirmation (grades 6-8)

 register your student here

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 2nd 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.


St. Bethany Waters (grades 9-12)
High School Youth  

 

We are excited to introduce to a new Youth Group Collaboration that we are forming at Bethany.  Three churches are joining forces to make our most dynamic youth group yet!  Those churches are: Bethany Lutheran, Living Waters (Crystal Lake), and Saint Barnabas (Cary).  Name: “Saint Bethany Waters Youth Group.”

Generally, we will be meeting 2nd and 4th Sundays from 5-7:30p, at one of the participating churches Meals will be provided unless stated otherwise.

 

Elementary School
youth grades preK-5th 

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Sunday School

Register Google 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
christianeducation@bethanylc.com
or 815-459-2690 

At Bethany Lutheran Church we believe quality Christian Education requires shared responsibility. Our goal is to partner with children and families fostering a relationship with God by learning and living God’s word. We join to help achieve our Baptismal promises and implement core beliefs of the Lutheran religion through Bible stories, fellowship, and fun.

Students start each Sunday in their classroom.  They return to the sanctuary to participate in communion and resume worship with their families.  Some "high holiday" Sundays students will attend the entire service.


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.  This "musical" program is an extension of our curriculum and a time to learn the lessons through dramatic expression.
 

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