Sunday School Mission Statement
Bethel Baptist Church Sunday school purpose statement: The purpose of Sunday school is to teach the Bible, to reach the lost with the good news of Jesus Christ, and care for people through prayer, ministry and fellowship.
We believe in order to unlock the mission of Sunday school four main keys are needed:
1. Reaching the needs of people for Jesus Christ and Church Membership.
2. Ministering to class members through Christian fellowship.
3. Teaching class members the Word of God equipping them to be Disciples of Christ.
4. Helping class members find a place of service to help them grown in their faith.
Sunday School Philosophy
Biblical Foundations for Sunday School
Sunday School affirms the Bible as God’s Word and is the textbook for understanding and for fully integrating truth into life. (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
Sunday School accepts the Great Commission as the mission mandate to God’s people and becomes a way of fulfilling that mission as people are lead to obey Christ’s commandments. (Matthew 29:19-20)
Sunday School recognizes God’s active purpose of reconciling a spiritually lost world to Himself and provides a way for people to join Him the work of the intentional evangelism. (John 3:16; Romans 1:16-17; 2 Peter 3:9)
Sunday school affirms the Christian family as the primary institution for biblical instruction. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
Sunday school engages people in spiritually transforming ministry opportunities through Bible study groups that lead people to love, trust and obey God. (Romans 12:1-2)
Sunday school enables believers to be servant-leaders and offers them opportunities to discover, develop, and use their spiritual gifts and abilities in service to Christ and His people. (1 Corinthians 12-13); Romans 12:1-8; Ephesians 4:12)
Sunday school provides a structure that enables the largest number of God’s people to do the work assigned the church. (Ephesians 4:1-6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27)
Sunday school requires leaders who are willing to be held accountable for calling forth and equipping new leaders. It is a way in which all believers can be involved actively in leading spiritually lost people toward faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 25:14-130; 2 Timothy 2:1-2)
Sunday school leads people to be involved in Bible study that facilitates the transforming work of the Holy Spirit in a person’s life. (2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
At Bethel You will find a variety of Sunday School options including:
Our Preschool thru 5th Grade students use the Answers in Genesis “ABC’s” Curriculum.
Our Middle School is taught by Dave & Deana Bortz which us
Our High School is taught by Pastor Billy Smith and focuses on
We have a variety of options for our adult Sunday School classes:
o Turning Point – Teachers – B J & Heather Janney. This class is for college & career age individuals who are single.
o Ladies Adult Class – Teachers – Fran King & Sherry Morris. This class is for ladies single or married, young or old.
o Men’s Adult Class– Teachers – Dave King & Jerry Watkins. This class is for men single or married, young or old
o Cornerstone Adult Class– Teachers – Michael Gay & Ira Straits. This is our Senior class for ages 55 and over.
o Shining Light Mixed Age Adult Class – Teachers – Eric Harrelson, Larry Sloate & Jerry Williams.
o Home Improvement Adult Class – Teachers – Pastor Scott London & Darin Embry – Young Married Couples
o Workers for Christ Mixed Age Adult Class – Jesse Smith & Paul Walker
*Please Contact the Church Office with any questions.