children's ministry at Bethel

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Sunday School – 9:30 am

Children’s Church (JIGSAW) – 10:30 am

Students in elementary school have the opportunity to experience God through interactive lessons and games. We strive to provide themes and lessons that are relevant to their lives and will be helpful while navigating life at home, school, and in their friendships.

Sunday school begins at 9:30. Children’s Sunday school is on the lower level of the educational building. If you are facing the church, the educational building is the long building to the right. We hope you will join us for Sunday school and we can’t wait to see you!

During the worship hour, we have JIGSAW for our students. Children will join their parents in worship and then are soon dismissed for JIGSAW children’s church.

Welcome to JIGSAW!

Students grades Kindergarten through 5th grade join in worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM.

JIGSAW is an acronym for Jesus IGreat, Super, Awesome, and Wonderful and emphasizes three key truths:

Wisdom—“I need to make the wise choice.”

Friendship— “I should treat others the way I want to be treated.”

Faith—“I can trust God no matter what.”

JIGSAW

3 Basic Truths   +  150 Bible Stories   +    30 Life Apps  =    JIGSAW

3 Basic Truths

“Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”

(Luke 2:52, NIV)

We want every child to know and understand these three basic but powerful truths modeled by Jesus: I need to make the wise choice (wisdom); I can trust God no matter what (faith); and I should treat others the way I want to be treated (friendship). All JIGSAW lessons focus on at least one of the three basic concept areas from this verse to help children grow in wisdom, faith and friendship.

150 Bible Stories

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

(2 Timothy 16-17, NIV)

All Scripture is equally inspired, but not equally applicable. (For example, you probably wouldn’t tell first graders about David and Bathsheba!) Each lesson in JIGSAW revolves around one of about 150 Bible stories in a three-year span—what we consider the most relevant Bible stories for kindergarten through fifth grade.

30 Life Apps

“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness … For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

(2 Peter 1:3,8, NIV)

A life app is simply a practical application of truth that helps children win at every phase in their everyday lives. They need to know how it matters before it will matter. That’s why we connect insights and principles to a child’s real world. They need to know what it looks like when someone reflects God’s image and follows Jesus. JIGSAW content is organized into a different biblical life application each month, a quality of God’s nature that He instills in His followers.