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.
Sunday 9:00-10:00 in the Library
First & Third Saturday of the month 9:00- noon Location varies
First Thursday of the Month 7:30 pm at Duke's Alehouse downtown Crystal Lake.
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.
Students will come together after the 10:45 am service for a meal, activity, and devotion.
High School Youth
NEXT MEETING: Sept. 20
Students grades 9-12 meet on Wednesdays for deeper discussion of the Bible
If you would like to sign your student up for Sunday School or have questions about Sunday School please contact
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.
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:
Dec. 17 Christmas Program
Dec. 24 - No Sunday School
Dec. 31 - No Sunday School
Feb. 11- Milestone Sunday
April 1 - No Sunday School Easter Sunday
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.