Train up a child in the way they should go and they will not depart from it. Psalms
ABC Ministry for Children
Our ABC ministry is a busy parent’s dream.
We at Bethany believe that every child is a gift from God, and we have a responsibility to love, to care for, to nurture and to encourage our children to be the best that God has created them to be. We are therefore committed to coming alongside parents to help them do so, sharing and teaching these ideals to your children. The result of this commitment is our ABC ministry.
Our Mission Statement
To guide children and youth through a progression of holistic, integrated, and developmentally appropriate Christian Education and practices to become faithful disciples of Jesus Christ and morally responsible adults.
Supplemental academic support and intervention above that provided in school through academic intervention and tutoring.
Activities beyond academics such as dance, creative arts, sports combined with social skill training, character education and community involvement.
Family education, promotes adult literacy, improved parental education and skills to ensure the continuation of parental interest.
The Above, Beyond and Continuation (ABC) Community Learning Program provides educational, health and social enrichment activities for youth from ages 7 through 16 years, and includes children from single parent homes and children identified by schools as students “at risk” for academic failure and delinquent behavior, including children with disabilities.
Our Educational Program is directed by Dr. Sheilah Paul, who is currently the Associate Dean for the School of Liberal Arts and Education of the Medgar Evans College, CUNY in Brooklyn. Dr. Paul along with other volunteers participate in this ministry.
How Can I Help?
Have children? This program is for them, we would love to have them. Got some time? We can use whatever time you can commit to. Your gifts and talents of creativity, music, art, dance, teaching, technology, laughter and lots of love are welcomed at all times. We also welcome your participation in providing meals for the children. Our safe sanctuary policy requires that all volunteers in our children’s ministries undergo a background check. Call us, come do ministry with us.
When the long, hot days of summer comes around and it always will, and your children are out of school and you don’t know what to do with them, run! Run to Bethany, We will take them, we will care for them, we will keep them safe we will love them. In the summer starting in the month of July we offer five – six weeks of summer camp to your children 4 – 14, this is a paid summer camp, however if it’s for 5 weeks you get one free week, if it’s for six weeks you will get two free weeks. We would love to have your children for Christian education, educational reinforcement, cultural expeditions, parks, museums, movies and much more. Registration begins in the month of April. Our camp is directed by qualified, licensed school teachers with able minded volunteers from college and high school.