Becoming fully alive in Jesus means becoming more like him in every way. God himself begins and continues this transformation in his people by building our faith and knowledge of Him as we travel through life.
At Bethlehem we’re creating environments for God’s guidance and work to take place—a pathway of Christ-centered trails of faith, education, activity and relationships. This Pathway can be entered into at any time at any age, so pick a trail now and journey into a fuller life in Christ!
TRAILS ON OUR PATHWAY
Here’s how BethlehemKIDS works!
Currently, Bethlehem KIDS is not meeting during the pandemic. When restrictions are lifted, every Sunday morning during the 9 am or 10:30 am services, kids start in worship with their families until they are dismissed for kids’ church halfway through each service. Then, their small group leaders will guide them from the church lobby to their KIDS space! Located right next to the church sanctuary and nursery, Kids Space A is a tree house room for kids 3 years-Kindergarten and Kids Space B is a mountain campsite for kids in 1st-4th Grade! There, they’ll get to discover important truths from the Bible: first in a large-group time with skits and games, and then in life-application activities with their grade’s small-group.
9 am Mild Contemporary Worship | Kids’ Church @ 9:30-10:15 am
10:30 am Live Band Worship | Kids’ Church @ 11-11:45 am
Level 56 is a ministry focused on helping kids transition to a whole new level of faith and life as they move through 5th & 6th grade.
Recognizing that this is a critical time in their lives, Bethlehem is dedicated to giving these students a fun space where they can bond with friends and a safe place where they can freely ask questions about God. With dedicated leaders and a Christian community surrounding them, it is our goal to give your 5th or 6th grade student a strong foundation to grow together in faith and in life.
Lighthouse is for students in grades 7 & 8.
Intensive learning for this age group is experienced in what we call Confirmation classes. This faith-building Confirmation content will be utilizing an on-line learning model which will include an emphasis on parental/guardian involvement as well as providing a Sunday morning touchpoint with the pastoral staff. Because of COVID-19 and our on-sight restriction we will have to be flexible with this aspect. There will also be a summer retreat so please keep that in mind.
Lighthouse is also structured around big monthly events in an environment that makes it easy for students to invite their friends. Utilizing the mentorship of high school students, young adults, and other volunteers, the goal is to help middle school students have a faith that is lived and not simply believed.
Anchored is for students in grades 9-12.
This age is ready for the really tough topics and issues and how God’s Word in the Bible speaks to these. High school is a time of transition to the adult life as a believer. It is also an important time to connect with other believers of the same age as well as young adult mentors in the faith.
Anchored will meet (when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted) every Sunday from 6-8 pm in an environment that makes it easy to invite friends. Teaching is combined with time to talk things through with other students and mentors. Fun activities and food are planned for each Sunday and the youth-led band helps close out the night with a time of praise and worship. In addition, we are exploring on-line opportunities to connect with kids as well as developing small groups
Waves is for young adults from ages 18 through 25.
Waves is not meeting during the pandemic.
This LifeGroup is for young adults is where we talk about the more difficult topics about Christianity, the Bible, faith, and how faith connects with life. WAVES is a place where young adults feel welcomed and feel comfortable to talk about questions they have in their own faith walk, while incorporating the Bible into the discussions. Stay tuned for more information.
Not sure where to enter the Pathway?
Starting Point is for anyone interested in learning more about Jesus and what we believe and teach at Bethlehem. Built with new members in mind, this 8 week session also serves as a great refresher course in basic Christianity. Remote Starting Point now available through Independent Study, and via Zoom on Sundays at 10:30 am. New Starting Point Groups start on the first Sunday of January, April, July and October. When we are back on campus, groups will meet Sundays at 9:00 am and 10:30 am in the conference room.
Go further in your exploration by attending a variety of these 8 to 12 week studies and topics.
Subjects cover a wide range of Christian living including leadership, marriage, becoming a more godly man or woman, and even personal finance programs. Sunday mornings primarily, but may be offered other days as well.
Don’t walk the path alone.
Join friends, new and old, to travel alongside. Each Discipleship Group is made up of eight to twelve people who share the ups and downs of faith and life through five distinct components: Bible study, prayer, sharing faith stories, experiencing relationships with encouragement and accountability, and service. Meeting times and topics are determined by each individual group and usually meet in homes.