Bethesda Kids

Loving children and sharing the truth of God's word with them in fun, engaging ways is one of our greatest blessings and responsibilities! Our team of volunteers is dedicated to doing just that. There is always plenty available for all ages during each of our gathering times. 

  • Awana clubs

    Every Wednesday during the school year for 18 months through 5th grade! 

    Registration will start this summer for the 2024-2025 school year! 

    Click here to read more about our Awana program!

  • sunday mornings

    Join us for kids' classes during the first service, beginning at 9:30am.  We have something for children of all ages: birth through 5th grade. We’d love to see you there! 

    During our second service, beginning at 11:00am, children of birth age through toddlers continue with their extended session. We also offer a preschool style worship and Kid's WorshipKindergarten - 5th grade children enjoy a theatrical experience each Sunday morning as we bring the Word of God to them in an age-appropriate, relatable manner through fun, engaging performance! Our volunteers enjoy getting on the level of kids, and helping them with life’s tough questions. This is a fun, interactive time that occurs in parallel to the adult’s service, beginning at 11:00am.

  • vacation bible school: The Great Jungle Journey

    July 15-19, 6:30PM - 8:45PM. Kids ages 3 - Rising 5th Grade

    Kid's registration is here!

    VBS Registration

    Register here to volunteer!

  • events

    Throughout the year, we host numerous events that you will not want to miss! These events include fun activities such as outdoor drive-in movie nights, dramas and plays, and exciting water days during the summer.  There’s always a lot happening, and we want you here to enjoy it with us. 

    Scroll down for a list of all of our upcoming events!

  • child safety & volunteers

    At Bethesda Baptist Church, it is a priority to provide a safe environment for the physical and emotional well-being of all children participating in church activities, including programs and classes. The church’s goal is to keep our volunteers and parents informed as well as enforce policies to ensure that all children are safe and well-protected while attending scheduled activities.

    All volunteers and teachers undergo full background checks, screenings, and are trained specifically for their roles. We are thrilled that our volunteers have a desire from God and dedication to discipling children into becoming mature followers of Christ.

    Read our full child safety protocol here

  • contact us

    For any questions or comments, reach out to us here! We're happy to connect with you! 

    Active members of Bethesda Kids are welcome to join us in our private Facebook Group!

    Contact bethesda kids

Upcoming Events

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  • Jackie arlington, Kids director

    Meet Jackie Arlington, a Long Island transplant who brought her vibrant spirit to Clayton 16 years ago. Two days after her move, she serendipitously encountered Tony, and their inseparable journey led to over 11 years of marriage and a bustling household comprising three amazing sons, one incredible daughter, and an endearing, if somewhat clueless, family dog. They joined Bethesda in 2020, quickly becoming part of the connect team and later stepping into leadership roles for Bethesda Celebrate Recovery in 2022. Jackie is a welcoming presence at Bethesda, ready to connect and share the joy of life's adventures. Jackie can be reached at