Bethany Baptist Church offers a mid-week program for children ages 4 thru 6th grade, based on a teaching model and materials from Word of Life.  The Gopher Buddies and Olympian programs are specifically designed to help in the task of imparting the foundational truths of Scripture to children.

Bethany Baptist Church maintains a strict policy of carefully screening all teachers and club leaders having direct contact with minors.

Gopher Buddies is a children’s ministry for families with children 4 – 6 years old. The Gopher Buddies’ motto is “Digging deeper into God’s Word” and the focus is all about serving the unique spiritual needs of this special, active age-group and their families. Qualified leaders evangelize and disciple early learners with resources from the Gopher Buddies program which is also designed to equip and encourage families as they minister to their children.

Psalm 127:3 – Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.

The Olympian Club for children, 1st – 6th grade, is designed to be an exciting part of your child’s life with games, creative tasks, and activities such as: Bible Study, Quiet Time, and Scripture Memory to encourage spiritual growth. Lively yet well-supervised weekly meetings are enhanced with opportunities for periodic involvement in service-oriented activities.

Philippians 3:14 – I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Important Information:

Gopher Buddies and Olympians are meeting virtually for the 2020-2021 School year.
  • All Word of Life students should be doing Daily Quiet Times and reporting their progress weekly.
  • Word of Life students (both Olympians and Gopher Buddies) are encouraged to be diligent in learning their memory verses, doing Christian Service Projects and book reports.  These things can be reported to the church office.
  • Gopher Buddies can watch special Bible lessons on our YouTube channel

Please contact the church office (906-482-6940) or email with any questions about Word of Life.

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