Youth and Young Adult Bible Study, Tuesdays at 6pm

Christian Education

The Department of Christian Education



At New Bethel, the Holy Bible is held as the source of all knowledge, truth, and power needed for discipleship.  The Department of Christian Education is charged with the task of increasing the Biblical knowledge of the congregation by extracting from the Scripture its unadulterated concepts and principles, and then presenting those principles to students in a manner that is comprehensible for them regardless of their age or level of spiritual maturity. 



Young Disciples in Training (YDT).  In order to raise empowered disciples in Christ, the Word of God has to be sown deep into people’s hearts early in life.  YDT, the youth-based counterpart of PHAT Tuesday Bible Study, embraces this concept and seeks to plant God’s message deep into the hearts of children, starting at age 2.  By creating a safe and friendly environment, this body of ministries teaches children, youth, and young adults scripture passages and Biblical concepts in a manner that is developmentally appropriate.  A carefully selected curriculum is used to engage the students while spiritually nourishing them. The ministries within YDT include:

  • Kingdom Heirs – Recognizing children as heirs to the Kingdom of God, this ministry teaches children between the ages of 2 and 12 foundational Biblical scriptures and concepts as well as songs and hymns.  Children memorize scripture, learn about giving back to God, and participate in Biblically-based plays and activities which enliven and facilitate their retention of the curriculum.
  • Kingdom Builders – This area of YDT teaches adolescents, aged 13 to 16, more advanced Biblical principles and challenges them to think more critically about their spiritual life.  Students of this ministry will also be given the opportunity to assess their spiritual gifts and use them in a variety of ways in the Church.
  • Chain Breakers –Tackling personal and even controversial life issues, this ministry was designed to teach young adults, ages 17 to 25, about spiritual warfare and how to use scripture, prayer, and worship to break the chains of the mind and the spirit that may bind them.


Discipleship Training Center (DTC).  New Bethel’s ultimate goal through the ministries and services offered is to create spiritually-healthy, Biblically-sound disciples to evangelize and win souls.  In relation to this goal, the DTC has the primary responsibility of teaching the Word of God to all members of New Bethel, meeting them at their natural and spiritual level of development and facilitating their continual growth in Biblical knowledge and their personal relationship with Christ.


New Members’ Training – These courses were designed to provide new members, who may be newly converted or seasoned saints, with New Bethel’s philosophies on major Biblical concepts (e.g., baptism, communion) and to also guide them into understanding their spiritual gifts and areas of service within the Church where they can exercise those gifts.


Membership Training (Sunday School) – Members of all ages are encouraged to participate in Sunday morning membership training, designed to teach them the Word of God using innovative and engaging teaching methods as well as engaging curriculum for their age group.