…in KIDCHURCH we hope OUR kids would begin to question and to grow in wisdom and stature through their experiences here at Bethesda. Praise God for what He’s already done in the lives of our children.



PreK–6th grade

KidChurch begins with a meaningful time of worship and teaching in a large group setting. The leaders engage children  in songs and motions that will get kids out of their chairs and praising God. They then present Bible lessons that are creative, interactive, and relevant.

After the large group lesson, children go into small groups with other kids their age. During this time, they apply the lesson they learned to their own lives. This is a fun time with discussion, crafts, games, and prayer. In small groups, children build friendships with their adult teachers and other kids their own age. It’s fun and they
learn so much about the Christian faith.


We use the program: 252 Basics (from Luke 2:52). for our KidChurch curriculum. Each month we explore a new “virtue.”

WHAT IS 252?
Kids are in a constant state of discovery. Think about all the different things they are trying for the first time and what they’re learning every day.

How can we tap into the way kids are naturally wired to discover‚ so they can begin to experience for themselves who God is, how He sees them and how much He loves them?

How can we show them God’s big story and help them discover the active part they can play in this life-long adventure, to be more like Him?

252 BASICS curriculum and resources PROVOKE DISCOVERY, inviting kids to live out their new understanding of how to grow in relationship with God and with others.



Nursery is provided for children form birth to preK.

Sunday mornings include:
Praising God through music

Presenting the Bible lesson
in a creative and
age-appropriate fashion

Modeling Christ, using approved, trained, and dedicated volunteers

Expanding the lesson by using puppets, games,
and crafts

Creating an environment for children to build relationships



At Bethesda Church several times a year we include in our Sunday service a time for parents to publicly present their children to God by baptism and to make a commitment to bring them up in a Christian home.

They themselves must be Christ-followers. The service includes a time of worship, prayer for the children and their families by

our pastor, an the recitation of the Baptism Covenant. Family members and friends are welcome to attend.

For more information

Fill out the Connection Card in the Sunday bulletin and mark baptism/dedication and the pastor will contact you to schedule a time to meet and to set a date.


We offering something for
all ages




Dec. 20



- Every Sunday-

During 10:30am
contemporary Service

Christmas Program

Rehearsals every Sunday

for PreK–6th GRADERS


Performing on
Dec 3, 10, 17 & 24

Contact Information

Phone:  815-414-2348

Email:  anthony@bethesdacovenant.com

Address:  2101 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61104

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