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Youth

To learn more about each ministry, please click the ministry titles below.

Emerge (Youth)

Equipping And Energizing The Next Generation For Christ

From children to middle and high school students to young adults, our Youth Ministry meets the needs of a young person’s mind, body, and spirit through age-appropriate worship services, academic enrichment activities, leadership development, missionary work, mentorship, athletics, and creative fine arts. We challenge young people to attain a level of excellence in all areas of their lives, whether it is academically, spiritually, or socially.

Contact: Pastor Nicholas Smith  856.784.2220, ext. 317

Children

Our caring staff focuses on nurturing and supporting each child as we provide them with stimulating lessons, activities, and events that make learning fun! Every child receives plenty of love, tender care, and personal attention as they grow in their knowledge and understanding of Jesus Christ. Our Children’s Ministry features a variety of ministries geared towards ages 2-9 …

Ministry Divisions

• Nursery – Our nurturing staff provides excellent care to your precious little ones! We’ll help open up a whole new world of exciting discovery to your children through fun-filled Bible lessons, interactive games, activities, and arts & crafts!
Ages 2-5, Sundays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (registration required)

• Superchurch –The Superchurch Program offers a fresh and creative approach to Sunday school that is sure to keep your children motivated! Our young scholars enjoy interactive Bible lessons and interesting activities that stimulate the imagination and increase learning.
Ages 6-9, Sunday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (registration required – visit the second floor of The Plaza on Sundays from 10:45-11:30 a.m.)

• Kids for Christ Choir –If your children are gifted to sing and are interested in learning the basics of Gospel Music Theory, then the Kids for Christ Choir is definitely for them! You can witness their participation as part of the Superchurch Program and other exciting events at Bethany.
Ages 5-9 (registration required – call for details, 856.784.2220 ext. 106)

• Aquila and Priscilla Ministry – This training program for Jr. Deacons and Jr. Missionaries will effectively prepare and equip your children to utilize their gifts and talents to serve in ministry. Watch them grow and develop as they receive training in Outreach, Evangelism, Ministry Development and much more!
(registration required – call 856.784.2220 ext. 106

• Children’s Discipleship – Our trained instructors assist children in their understanding of Salvation, Baptism, and Communion in an age-appropriate and practical manner. Upon successful completion of the course curriculum, children become eligible candidates for Water Baptism and Holy Communion.
Ages 4-9, Sundays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Mondays 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

• Additional Programs and Activities – We offer other exciting events, programs, and activities like Report Card Recognition, Children’s Book Club, and Praise and Worship. Be sure to contact us to find out more.
(Call for more information!)

Be sure to check out our Mentorship ministries page, which lists several additional programs targeting this age group that may be of interest to you.

For more information about our Children’s Ministry, please contact us at  or 856.784.2220, ext. 106.

Middle School

Our Middle School Ministry is equipped to effectively and lovingly handle the numerous challenges facing early adolescents as they develop and mature in their Christian walk. Our caring staff listens and responds to their needs during this period of rapid social, emotional, and intellectual transition. We offer practical biblical teaching, fun activities, and wholesome social events that are sure to keep them excited about learning.

Ministry Divisions

• Superchurch – The Superchurch program for middle school youth is an integrative system that combines in-depth biblical teaching, worship, activities, and other opportunities for participation in ministry. Our interactive teaching methods effectively build character while promoting confidence and independence in youth.
Ages 10-13, Sunday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (registration required)

• In the Middle Schedule – In the Middle is a ministry that caters to the important social needs of early adolescents by providing them with opportunities to develop new friendships as they participate in fun-filled Christian activities and social events. They will be eager to participate again and again!
Ages 10-13, Wednesday 7-8 p.m.

• Discipleship Classes – Our trained instructors assist early adolescents in their understanding of Salvation, Baptism and Communion in an age-appropriate and practical manner. Upon successful completion of the course curriculum, each youth is eligible for Water Baptism and Holy Communion.
Ages 10-13, Monday 7-8 p.m.

• Report Card Recognition – Our staff encourages and celebrates the academic achievements of our youth! The Report Card Recognition Team takes great pride in rewarding students who exhibit excellence in their educational pursuits. Please contact us to find out more.
(Call for more information!)

For more information about our Middle School Ministry, please contact us at  or 856.784.2220, ext. 106.

High School

Our High School Ministry team focuses on preparing teens to transition into adulthood through cultivation of godly character, strong Christian ethics, and a heart for evangelism. At such a crucial time in their Christian growth, our youth enjoy a staff that is here to guide, instruct, and motivate our them to impact their schools, communities, and world for Christ!

Ministry Divisions

• Discipleship Classes – Our instructors focus on enhancing each student’s practical understanding of the Bible and developing them into strong disciples for Christ. Our teens enjoy the fun-filled atmosphere, thought-provoking discussions, and exciting trips. Their faith is strengthened and increased each time they attend the informative, engaging, and challenging class sessions.
Monday 7-8 p.m.

• Groundbreakers – Groundbreakers is a ministry focused on cultivating a better understanding of divine purpose and gifting in the body of Christ. Students are encouraged to become active ministry participants in order to develop and exercise their spiritual gifts and talents.
Monday 7-8 p.m.

• Joshua Generation Leadership Training – We focus on preparing and equipping our teens to participate in the Youth Ministry in a leadership capacity. Upon successful completion of training, students are able to function in supervised leadership roles and assist in the development of new youth initiatives, activities, and ministries.
Wednesday 7-8 p.m.

• Next Dimension Worship – Next Dimension Worship is a contemporary and uplifting worship experience created especially for teens. Each exciting service features powerful preaching and teaching by Pastor Ron Walker and other anointed guest speakers, praise and worship, expressions of creative fine arts, a live band, and much, much more!
Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (services held in rear of Harvest Hall)

• Next Dimension Bible Study – Students receive personalized attention as they gain an in-depth understanding of biblical principles in small group settings. The small groups are taught by instructors who stimulate learning through age-appropriate, socially relevant topics and discussions.
Wednesday 7-8 p.m.

• Next Dimension Hospitality – Next Dimension Hospitality is a ministry that boosts self-confidence as teens invite and encourage other youth to participate in Next Dimension Worship. Participants are responsible for seating attendees, handling special guest accommodations, and creating an atmosphere of warmth and kindness.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

• Messengers of God’s Love Outreach – This is an awesome opportunity for teens to make a difference by witnessing and ministering to other teens. Our youth evangelism team reaches out to youth in shelters and other programs – youth who have experienced unfortunate life circumstances. Each month, our evangelism team utilizes the ministry of creative arts, worship, and teaching, to lead dozens of teens to Christ.
1st and 3rd Friday, 6:45-8 p.m.

• Purpose – Purpose is the Youth missions ministry focused on teaching and mobilizing teens to provide support services within the church, local communities, and abroad. Students are taught foundational principles for missions work and are challenged to collaborate with others for the greater good.
(Call for more information!)

• Firm Foundation College Preparation – Our experienced staff develops relationships with students and prepares them for their transition from high school into college. From Kaplan SAT training to college visits and guest seminars, Firm Foundation encourages and teaches students to use available college resources and planning methods to ensure a smooth transfer into the college environment.
(Call for more information!)

• College Bound – The College Bound team helps high school juniors and seniors search and obtain grants, scholarships, and loans to fund their college education. The team also provides support and Christian coaching for each student throughout their first year of college.
(Call for more information!)

• Teen Summit – Teen Summit is a dynamic conference-style event designed to unite, encourage, and empower teens of all ages. The age-appropriate workshops and training sessions, topics, discussions, activities, and fellowship are all designed to boost self-esteem, awareness, and faith. Area churches are invited to participate in worship and fellowship.
(Call for more information!)

• The Gathering – The Gathering is a ministry that plans various recreational events during the summer months to provide teens with fun-filled activities, while strengthening their walk with Christ. Transportation is provided from the church for each exciting event.
(Call for more information!)

• Babysitting Service – Our teens are given the opportunity to receive professional training and certification in childcare throughout the tri-state area. Upon fulfillment of the program requirements, each participant is able to launch their own childcare service for their community and/or church. Parents can contact the growing network of babysitters to schedule availabilities for service.
(Call for more information!)

For more information about our dynamic High School Ministry, please contacts us at 
 or 
856.784.2220, ext. 106.

Equipping And Energizing The Next Generation For Christ

From children to middle and high school students to young adults, our Youth Ministry meets the needs of a young person’s mind, body, and spirit through age-appropriate worship services, academic enrichment activities, leadership development, missionary work, mentorship, athletics, and creative fine arts. We challenge young people to attain a level of excellence in all areas of their lives, whether it is academically, spiritually, or socially.

Contact: Pastor Nicholas Smith  856.784.2220, ext. 106

Young Adults

Our Young Adults Ministry focuses on building a balance between the spiritual and practical life of believers from the ages of 18-30. Each month, there are special events, concerts, fellowships, and chats that are sure to impact your life for Christ! We forge new and meaningful relationships with other participants while providing a positive alternative to a secular lifestyle.

Ministry Highlights

• Monthly Fellowships – Each month, we hold special and exciting fellowships that are designed to develop and establish new and healthy relationships, and strengthen our Christian faith and commitment.
(Call for more information!)

• Concerts and Special Events – Our concerts are always exciting and packed with great entertainment, motivating messages and wonderful fellowship! You don‘t want to miss our next event, so be sure to contact us for more information!
(Call for more information!)

If you would like to find out more about our Young Adults Ministry, contact us at  or 856.784.2220 x317.

Mentorship

The purpose of our Mentorship Ministries is to provide activities and outlets for young people to connect with role models who will be godly examples to them in their Christian walk. We have mentorship programs for both young females – Becoming a Young Lady of Excellence – and males – Rite of Passage.

Becoming a Young Lady of Excellence

856.784.2220, ext. 106

The Becoming a Young Lady of Excellence (BYLE) is a female ministry designed to nurture and mold pre-adolescent and adolescent girls from the ages of 7 to 18 years. The ministry operates from September to June with open registration beginning in September and January. All classes meet every 2nd and 4th Friday evening from 7-9 p.m.

BYLE is a unique program that provides biblical and practical instruction to young ladies in critical areas such as character development, spiritual maturation, building self-esteem, identity, life skills, health, and beauty. Our engaging and empowering workshops, mini-conferences, and trips provide an exciting and life-changing experience for our young women. Each participant of BYLE is paired with a personal mentor who is responsible for providing them with comfort, encouragement, and guidance as they enter into womanhood.
Ministry Divisions

PHASE I

• Priscilla’s Pearls – Priscilla’s Pearls (ages 7-12) focuses on encouraging pre-teens to celebrate their uniqueness and individuality. Age-appropriate Bible-based classes emphasize Christian principles such as godly character and self-esteem, while promoting positive interaction with others. Young girls are exposed to exciting enrichment activities, trips, and plays. They also learn to sew, create beautiful arts and crafts, and receive culinary arts training.

• Girl Scouts – Our Christian Girl Scouts group (ages 6-11) is a division of Priscilla’s Pearls. We encourage young girls to develop Christian values, maximize individual potential, and contribute to the betterment of their community.

PHASE II

• Daughters of Promise – This phase of our program addresses the complex needs of young women ages 13-18. Each participant receives biblical instruction and engages in group discussions on critical topics such as self-esteem, identity, dating and relationships, peer pressure, identifying past and present hurts, prayer, faith, salvation, daily devotion, and spiritual gifting. In addition, young women receive personal developmental instruction regarding health, hygiene, hair and skin care, and life skills.

• Mentorship – The mentorship component is the key to the BYLE ministry. The primary purpose of mentoring is to foster spiritual growth through providing role models, spiritual guidance, and support. Mentors are available to teach and work in groups for both the pre-teen and teen ministries. They lead participants through stimulating and relevant group discussions, while also instructing the young women regarding enrichment and life skill activities.

• CAPS Program – CAPS stand for Community service, Academic achievement, Personal development, and Spiritual growth. Each young woman who is enrolled in the BYLE ministry participates in the CAPS program and is encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We stress the importance of good citizenship by urging all participants to become active volunteers in monthly community service projects. Furthermore, we reward and celebrate those who excel and thrive academically. At the completion of the program, BYLE hosts a great celebration in honor of the young women who have achieved all of the major capstones.

Rite of Passage

856.784.2220, ext. 106

Rite of Passage is a male mentorship program that provides a nurturing environment for young men. We model and teach strong Christian character, integrity, leadership, and stewardship to young men beginning at age six. In a safe environment without pressure from peers, young men can confide in and receive counsel from their caring Christian mentors.

We provide an exciting curriculum, age-specific groups, and individualized guidance throughout our program. As a result, young men find themselves accomplishing with pride many things they never thought they were capable of doing. Participants are motivated to excel in every aspect of their lives – spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially.

We ensure that all parents are given regular updates on progress so they might enjoy the positive experience of participating in their child’s development and personal growth. Rite of Passage also sponsors exciting family events such as whitewater rafting, camping, PlayStation tournaments, and more. We host our very own chapter of Boy Scouts, and each year, a new class of young men graduates from our program having grown by leaps and bounds. We invite you to join us!

Sports

IMPACT is one of Widener University’s largest campus ministries! Featuring worship services with awesome praise and worship, dance, music, and soul-stirring teaching, this ministry is open to Widener students and their guests. In the short time this ministry has existed, already 60 souls have joined the Kingdom of God – and we’re prayerfully expecting much more!

IMPACT meets at 7 p.m. on the second and third Sundays at the university’s Center for Classroom and Chats. On fourth Sundays, the ministry hosts evening worship services at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium. As a convenience, a weekly carpool is provided, plus Sunday morning transportation to Bethany’s worship services is also provided from the college campus.

If you want to know more about this dynamic ministry, contact us at  or 856.784.2220, ext. 106.

Harvest Sports, Inc., is an organization within our Youth Ministry that develops spiritual, mental, and physical maturity through sports, training, and recreation. Our athletes and club members have received great honors for their many accomplishments in both local and national events.
Ministry Divisions

• Bethany Baptist Kickboxing Program – Learning and practicing traditional Bando (kickboxing), our young participants enhance self-esteem, self-control, and positive self-image. Sound Christian principles are used in conjunction with principles of martial arts to foster growth and development in each student. Your child can begin learning physical and spiritual discipline, as well as defense techniques, by joining the kickboxing program today.
(Call for more information!)

• Stick That Jab Boxing Club – Stick That Jab Boxing Club increases self-discipline and critical response in all of our participants. The challenging training program increases students’ discipline, focus, and mental fortitude.
(Call for more information!)

• Bethany Track and Field Club – Bethany Track and Field Club provides a great opportunity for youth to learn and practice endurance and good sportsmanship in a Christian environment. Our exceptional team has participated in notable events such as the Junior Olympics, Regional Championships, UAGTCA Championships, and many other events throughout the nation. We welcome you to join in as we sprint, dash, and jump to new heights!
Ages 6-18; Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (Call for more information!)

• Harvest Chess Club – Harvest Chess Club is a ministry that is available to the local church and the community. We promote chess education, outreach, fellowship, and positive character development. We offer opportunities to enhance personal potential as we increase the participants’ understanding of chess theory, tournament guidelines, and biblical principles for morality and integrity. Contact us to find out more about scheduled events and our after-school program.
Ages 8-18; Tuesday 5:30-7:30 p.m. – after-school program; Tuesday 7:30-9 p.m. – play and mentorship

Please come out and join us! To sign up for one or more of our Youth Sports & Recreation activities, please contact us at  or 856.784.2220, ext. 106.

Young E!

The Young E! program offers a great opportunity for business development and support for young entrepreneurs. Our highly trained, professional, and experienced staff provides effective instruction, mentorship, and support to our young business men and women. If you’re a young entrepreneur, we look forward to your joining us for our next seminar, class, or event!

Young E! hosts informative seminars and events focusing on topics such as Business Plan Composition, Effective Marketing Strategies, Financial Management, Obtaining Seed/Venture Capital, and much more! All guest speakers and advisors are credible and qualified to provide accurate and valuable information to each participant.

Graduates of the Young E! program are given opportunities for supervised product management under the tutelage of a staff mentor. This experience allows them to develop and sharpen their entrepreneurial skills in a supportive environment that caters to their unique needs.

If you’d like to get involved in Young E!, please contact us at 
 or 
856.784.2220, ext. 106.

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Contact Us
1115 Gibbsboro Road
Lindenwold, NJ 08021

856-784-2220

Service Times
Sunday: 8am & 11am
Wednesday: 12pm & 7pm