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Welcome to GenNow

Gen Now is Bethel Church’s ministry to parents and their children (birth to young adult). 
Our mission is to transform neighborhoods one home at a time. The way we accomplish
that mission is with our legacy pathway.

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Enrichment Program is a FREE After School option for 1st through 8th grade students on Tuesday. Join us this season where we will offer Lego Education for students in 1st -8th grade, Dance lessons for students in 1st – 5th grade, and Craft & Activities classes for students 5th – 8th grade.

LEGO® Education engages students in hands-on investigation of STEAM concepts, while contributing to literacy, math, and social-emotional development.

In our dance class for students in 1st-5th grade, we will be learning basic ballet.

In our Crafts & Activities class, we will be creating custom and unique projects like friendship bracelets, snow globe tumblers, custom soap jellies, and more. Open for girls grades 5th – 8th.

El Programa de Enriquecimiento es una opción GRATUITA después de la escuela para estudiantes de 1.º a 8.º grado los martes. Únase a nosotros esta temporada donde ofreceremos educación con Lego para estudiantes de 1.º a 8.º grado, lecciones de danza para estudiantes de 1.º a 5.º grado y clases de manualidades y actividades para estudiantes de 5º a 8º grado.

LEGO® Education involucra a los estudiantes en la investigación práctica de conceptos STEAM, al tiempo que contribuye a la alfabetización, las matemáticas y el desarrollo socio emocional.

¡En nuestra clase de baile para estudiantes de 1º a 5º grado, aprenderemos ballet básico!

En nuestra clase de Manualidades y actividades, crearemos proyectos únicos y personalizados, como pulseras de la amistad, vasos con forma de bola de nieve, gelatinas de jabón personalizadas y más. Abierto para niñas de 5º a 8º grado.

The Legacy Pathway

What is the Legacy Pathway? It's a pathway of faith steps to walk with your children from birth to 18 years and beyond.
Why is it such a big deal?
God has called us to teach and surround our children with the word and love of God. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. - Deuteronomy 6:5-9 ESV
Who should be doing this? You! A parent, guardian, grandparent, mentor, coach or adult presence in the life of someone younger than you. 
How do I walk the pathway? By having a talk about faith, recognizing God at work in everyday moments in your child's life, and celebrating the 7 Milestones of faith (see milestones below). Watch the milestone video seminars, use our blog, book and website resources to guide you every step of the way.
When should I begin? Now! Choose to begin your journey today, your children and their eternity is worth it. Click on the button below and we will help you get started.

7 Milestones

Understand and commit to your role as the primary faith trainer in your family.

Train your child to know and use their Bible while guiding them into a saving relationship with Jesus.

Preparing your child to embrace their identity in Christ as a teenager.

Leading your teenager to live a lifetime of biblical purity.

Equip your teenager for biblical manhood or womanhood.

Help your child own their faith and know their identity in Christ.

Live and learn to become a lifelong follower of Jesus.

Parent Resources

We want to empower you as the Primary Faith Trainer in your house to lead Faith Talks and recognize God's Moments in your family's life. Here are some resources to assist you and your family grow in God's purpose that you can read with your child, spouse, yourself, or a group of parents in the same season as you.

Parenting Your… by Reggie Joiner & Kristen Ivy
Zero to One – The Phase When nobody sleeps, everybody smells, and one mesmerizing baby convinces you, “I NEED YOU NOW.
One & Two – The Phase when nobody’s on time, everything’s a mess, and one eager toddler will insist, “I CAN DO IT.” 

Book Resources

Parenting Your… by Reggie Joiner & Kristen Ivy
Three & Four – The Phase when anything can be imagined, everything can be a game, and one curious preschooler wants to know, “WHY?”
Kindergarten – The Phase when unfiltered words make you laugh, homework makes you cry, and life becomes a stage where your kid shouts, “LOOK AT ME.”

Book Resources

Parenting Your… by Reggie Joiner & Kristen Ivy
First Grade – The Phase when unfiltered words make you laugh, homework makes you cry, and life becomes a stage where your kid shouts, “LOOK AT ME.”
Second and Third Grade – The Phase when fairness matters most, differences get noticed, and your enthusiastic kid thinks anything “SOUNDS LIKE FUN!”

Book Resources

Parenting Your… by Reggie Joiner & Kristen Ivy
Fourth & Fifth Grade – The Phase when friends are best friends, games are for competition, and your confident kid will insist, “I’VE GOT THIS.”
Sixth Grade – The Phase when there’s never enough groceries, too many hormones and a dramatic kid that needs someone to prove, “WHO CARES.”

Book Resources

Parenting Your… by Reggie Joiner & Kristen Ivy
Sixth Grade – The Phase when there’s never enough groceries, too many hormones and a dramatic kid that needs someone to prove, “WHO CARES.”
Seventh & Eight Grades – The Phase when nothing you do is cool, everything is fun in a crowd, and one smart kid will keep reminding you, “YEAH…I KNOW.”
Ninth Grade – The Phase when friendships shift grades count, and interests change so often your teenager has to explain “THIS IS ME NOW.”
Tenth Grades – The Phase when “everyone else can…,” “nobody else has to …,” and your resolute teen will push you to answer, “WHY NOT?”
Eleventh Grade – The Phase when there’s less drama, more stress and your very busy teenager answers all your questions with “JUST TRUST ME.”
Twelfth Grade – Your emerging adult pulls away, gets closer, does things for the last time and you both start asking, “WHAT’S NEXT?”

Book Resources

“Behold, children are a heritage and gift from the Lord, The fruit of the womb a reward.”
Psalm 127:3

Children are a gift from God to us. It’s our job as a parent to nurture their spirit every day. 

MY TOOLBOX – These tools are practical things that we can use during the week to nurture our child’s spirits.

Nurture your child’s spirit – Weekly Blessings

Table Blessings – a tool for you to speak God’s word of identity and nurture to the spirit

Milestones are important stages in your family life. We encourage you to celebrate it. Click on the link below for suggestions on celebrating each of them.

Milestone Family Celebration Ideas

Young Adult Resources

We want to equip you as you begin your adult life in Christ. Here are some resources to help you read by yourself or with a group of people in the same life stage as you.

Legacy Pathway Grow Group

Parenting:
Getting It Right

Our group is made up of parents with young children (Nursery- 3 years old). We meet monthly, in-person and via Zoom! We are currently watching Andy and Sandra Stanley’s “Parenting Getting it Right” videos based on their book.  We hope you’ll consider joining us as we walk the Legacy Pathway together!

Families:
With young Children

This group is made up of families with young kids (2-6 years old) and we are looking for more families to join us as grow together through fellowship, accountability, and prayer! We hope you’ll consider joining us as we walk the Legacy Pathway together! “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”Galatians 6:2

Family Activities Group

We are a group made up of families with kids in middle school and high school. Our focus is to do life together (in Christ!) with family activities. We typically meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays. We look forward to connecting with you!

After-School Program
Volunteer Today

Do you have a passion for helping others and a desire to contribute to a greater cause?
We need your help to make a difference and create a positive impact on the next generation.
We are currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers like you to join our team and make a positive impact on the lives of our neighborhood students.
Please contact the Kids Pastor at 408 246-6790 if you have a talent such as crafts, tutoring, dancing, music, athletics, etc., and wish to lead/teach a group of students.
The After School Enrichment Program takes place every Tuesday from September 19 to November 14, 2023, at the Bethel Church Crabtree Life Center building. The program is designed for students in grades 1st through 8th.

Bethel Kids

Nursery – 5th Grade

We make a big deal out of our kids area because we believe kids are a big deal! Kids can come enjoy interactive messages, play games, be with kids their age while they learn about Biblical Truths.

We meet every Sunday morning at 9AM & 11AM.

Amplified Youth

Grades 6th – 12th

Amplified Youth is a place for middle and high school students to find community and connect with each other through youth services, camps and retreats, leadership building, and with each other.

We meet every Wednesday night at 7PM in the Crabtree Life Center Gym and every Sunday morning at 11AM in the Youth Room.

Young Adults

For college students and young adults (18-35)

Kairos is a Tuesday night worship gathering located at Bethel Church in San Jose CA. In addition to modern worship and biblical preaching, Kairos offers groups and social events throughout the week for young working professionals, and anyone who enjoys authentic community.

We meet every Tuesday at 7PM, on our San Jose Campus! For those who want to grab a cup of coffee and hang out, you can drop in at 6:30 🙂

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