Kids – Bethel Church and Ministries


It is our privilege to partner with parents to help kids know and love God and to evangelize and disciple kids. Through fun and age appropriate activities we want to help kids know Jesus.  


We need your help. Bethel is always in need of more volunteers. Click the link for more details. Volunteer to Serve

Parent/Child Dedications

Parents have the greatest influence in guiding their child’s spiritual journey. At Bethel we want to help parents disciple their children to know and love Jesus! Parent/Child Dedications happen a couple of times per year. Check back for more details.

Birth-27 months

Our nursery team provides a caring environment that is safe, secure and fun for your child. We have age-appropriate rooms that are designed to meet the developmental needs for the different stages of your child. We show the love of Jesus to the kids each week as we interact and care for them.

28 months -2nd grade

We believe kids can grasp God’s Word, love Him and live it out in their lives. We strive to build a strong, biblical foundation for our kids. We teach Scripture, sing and dance, have a great time while learning about the Gospel. Every Sunday, we are excited to teach kids the biblical truth of God’s saving grace. With the help of the Gospel Project, all of our kids are learning the same lesson each week which helps families have biblical discussions at home for the entire family.

3rd-5th grade

We also believe that this age group is grasping God’s Word even more and are figuring out what it means to be a Christ follower each day. We also teach from the Gospel Project most weeks but also add in some teaching about questions they are having. This age group has a large group time as well as small group time, where more relationships are being formed.

UNLIMITED – Hobart Portage

Bethel Church believes there is UNLIMITED potential when every member of the body of Christ is celebrated. Our UNLIMITED ministry strives to provide a warm, friendly, and welcoming environment where kids ages 5 through 6th grade, of all abilities, are included in worship. Each child will receive an Individualized Worship Plan (“IWP”) which will include accommodations and goals specific for them. If you are interested in having your child participate in the UNLIMITED ministry, please click HERE


Awana meets at the Cedar Lake, Crown Point, Gary, and Hobart/Portage campuses on most Wednesday nights throughout the school year. Kids ages four years old (by August 1) through 5th grade will enjoy fun theme nights, games, memorizing Scripture, learning from God’s Word, and forming relationships.

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Kids will enjoy music, games, craziness, crafts and snacks as they learn about Jesus! VBS is for kids entering kindergarten through 6th grade in in the fall!

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