Ministries

Youth Ministries

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Cadets

Wednesdays (Oct.-April)| 6:00pm-7:30pm | For Boys 1st-8th grade

“Living for Jesus” is their motto and their goal is to minister to and nourish the boys in the community through Christ.  Bible lessons are geared toward the choices these young men may need to make as they grow up.  Craft projects, badge work, outings and camp-outs are some of the other activities the Cadets do throughout the Cadet season.

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Children's Ministries

Sundays (Oct.-May)| 10:30am-11:30am | For Children ages 4-5th grade

Children ages 4 through 5th grade use the Gospel Project, which takes them through the story of Scripture and connects each part with the big story of what God is doing in Jesus Christ.  Children are dismissed during worship.

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Nursery

Sundays | 10:00am-11:00am | For Children ages 0-3

Nursery is offered on Sunday during the 10:00am morning worship. Trained nursery staff are provided for their care from birth to age 3.

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GEMS

Wednesdays (Oct.-April)| 6:00pm-7:30pm | For Girls 1st-8th grade

GEMS meetings consist of Bible lessons, badge work, games and crafts.  They also typically have a service activity during the year and some other outings.

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It's Amazing @ The Bridge

Wednesdays (Oct.-April)| 5:00pm-7:00pm | For Middle School & High School

It’s Amazing provides students a chance to build stronger relationships with one another and those in our greater community and to engage in deeper discussions regarding the Christian faith and its role in our daily lives.

Adult Ministries

Books

Book Club

Mondays | 7:00pm-8:00pm | 2nd Monday of the Month

Book Club loves to read and enjoys meeting together to discuss a selection of titles that vary in genre from new and classic fiction to autobiographies/biographies, historical fiction, and Christian fiction.  Various members choose books for the group to read and discuss.  Discussion questions are provided as a starting point.

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Community Bible Study

Thursdays | 5:30pm-8:30pm | Begins September 9, 2021

Community Bible Study is a cross-denominational Bible study for men and women.  Each year the group studies a different book of the Bible. 

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Life On Life Discipleship

Day/Time Varies

One of the ways Bethel is striving to grow in and share our faith is through Life on Life discipling relationships.  Individuals meet for one hour each week for prayer, practice of sharing the gospel, sharing of life, exploring more of what the Christian faith is all about, and accountability for how their faith is being lived out. 

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Men's Softball

Thursday Nights | May-June

Bethel's slow-pitch softball team is made up of men age 16 and over.  They are part of the Zeeland Recreation Church League and are always looking for more players.

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Prayer Walks

Sundays | 8:45am

Gather at Bethel Church on Sunday morning for a prayer walk around the neighborhood. 

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Breakfast at Community

Wednesdays | 8:30am | 1st Wednesday of the month

A group of Senior Citizens (no age limit) that meet for breakfast at Community Restaurant in Zeeland.  Come join them for a good breakfast and a social visit.

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WNAB

Wednesdays | 6:00pm-7:30pm | Dinner will be offered once a month

Wednesday Nights At Bethel.  Cadets & GEMS meet.  All children ages 1st - 8th grade are welcome to attend Cadets & GEMS.

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Outreach Ministries

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Carlton Street Playground

Open to the Public | Weather Permitting

A neighborhood park located on Carlton Street right next to Bethel Church's parking lot.

Gardening

Community Garden

Spring & Summer

A neighborhood garden located right next to the Bethel Church's parking lot.  These garden plots are 8’x10’ of tilled beds and are available to the community as well as church members.  The plots are planted in the spring with many donated seeds/plants.  Each person is responsible for the upkeep of their plot throughout the summer and gets to enjoy the harvest of whatever they plant. 

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Great Adventure

Summer

Great Adventure is a summer ministry that is held on four Tuesday evenings in July/August.  It is an evening of games, snacks and a short lesson for children ages 5-14 in Bethel Church's parking lot from 6:30pm-8:00pm. 

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Ice Rink

Open to the Public | Weather Permitting

A neighborhood ice rink located right next to Bethel Church's parking lot.

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Hand2Hand

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Hand2Hand exists because a hungry child hurts and the weekend is a vulnerable time for any child facing food insecurity.  Their mission is to eliminate local childhood hunger - one child at a time.  Bethel partners with ZQuest Elementary School in Zeeland and provides backpacks filled with nutritious food.  They also believe prayer is an equally important as the food they distribute, and are committed to praying for each and every student.

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Knit & Crochet Ministry

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The Knit & Crochet Ministry is a group of people that love to knit/crochet and use their gifts to help others.  Hundreds of items have been knitted or crocheted and donated to the following organizations: Kids Hope USA, Harvest Stand Ministries, Lakeshore Pregnancy Center, Center for Women in Transition, The Bridge Youth Center and Sidewalk Sunday School in Grand Rapids.

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Kids Hope USA

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Volunteer mentors from Bethel Church meet once a week (either before school, during lunch or after school) with students at Lincoln Elementary School in Zeeland.  The relationship between the mentor and the child often help the child develop a positive self-image. 

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Vacation Bible School

Summer

Vacation Bible School is held every summer at Logan Estates Mobile Home Park in Zeeland.  It is usually held the last part of July or the first part of August in the evening.  VBS is for boys and girls ages 4-5th grade who live in Logan Estates.  The children enjoy a Bible lesson, games, snacks and crafts.

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Missions

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Bethel is blessed to be able to support several missionaries around the world. 
Those we presently support are:

· Tom & Kristin Buursma – The Philippines

· Nancy Ten Broek – Bangladesh

· Brenda Vander Schuur – Guinea, West Africa

· Matt Beukema – Lupeni, Romania

 

We pray that God would continue to bless them in their ministries.