Sunday School

Faith! Family! Fun! are woven together to help children experience God’s grace and love through music, Bible stories, games, and crafts. Prayer, friendship, and small group connections within the classroom are emphasized. Sunday School for children and adults is offered every week from September through May.

Families attend the 9am worship service together in the sanctuary. During the service, children are encouraged to come forward for a message from a pastor or a church leader.  Following the Children’s Moment, the children leave with their Sunday School Leaders for a fun morning of JAM (“Jesus And Me!” featuring the day’s theme, story, and song), small group classes per age/grade level, and either Choir or Kids Fellowship.

Bethel’s Sunday School programming is for children ages 2 (potty training is not necessary – we can help as needed!) – 5th grade. The morning concludes at 11am.  Please contact cindy@bethel-madison.org for more details. We look forward to meeting you and your children!

Sunday School Informational Letter

Online registration is now open! REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email Cindy Terhune Melrose at cindy@bethel-madison.org.

Preschool Sunday School Overview

Bethel teaches our preschoolers three simple, but powerful, truths. The entire curriculum is constructed to meet your preschoolers where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Through age appropriate activities, preschoolers are building their spiritual foundations so that by the time they graduate to Kindergarten they know these three basic truths:

1. God Made Me
2. God Loves Me
3. Jesus Wants To Be My Friend

Kindergarten – 5th Grade – Sunday School Overview

Families attend the 9am worship service together in the sanctuary. During the service, children are invited to experience the Children’s Moment with a Bethel pastor and then follow Sunday School teachers out for the remainder of the Sunday School programming.  From the Children’s Moment go to Sunday School JAM (“Jesus And Me” featuring the day’s theme, story, and songs), Sunday School, and Choir or Kids Fellowship.

The curriculum is focused on three basic truths:

  • I need to make the wise choice
  • I can trust God no matter what
  • I should treat others the way I want to be treated

and is designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus.

Sunday School Milestones

Bethel is committed to equipping parents with experiences that foster their children’s life in faith. In addition to Sunday morning instruction, we offer Parent Cue which help parents talk about the Sunday School lesson. We also offer a link to online games and videos that reinforce the weekly Sunday School Lessons.

We assist parents and sponsors to “place in their hands the holy scriptures” by presenting our Kindergartners with a copy of SPARK! Story Bible, featuring stories from their Sunday School curriculum in February. Third grade students receive a copy of the SPARK! NRSV Bible in September and prepare for and celebrate Holy Communion in May. All Sunday School students are invited to participate in the annual Christmas Pageant.

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