Bethel's Place to Play



Our mission is to come alongside families to help educate and guide children on their greatest adventure ever...growing up! 


Childrens & Youth Ministries


Bethel Kidz

Bethel Kidz is the Children’s Ministry of Bethel. Every Sunday, our children get to experience a unique, exciting, dynamic ministry geared just for them. Children K-5th grade participate in an active learning environment, which utilizes games, crafts, puppets, prizes, bible stories and other activities to teach children the truths of God’s word.

Bethel Kidz is staffed by our friendly & responsible volunteer team which is lead by our children's pastor Nalene Vanderpoel. All workers involved in Bethel kids have been thoroughly trained and screened, because we always strive to provide a safe environment for our children. All children must be registered prior to attending Bethel Kidz. 

Registration is fast and easy. So please see one of our friendly volunteers at the registration table located right outside our Bethel Kidz wing.

If you have any questions about Bethel Kidz, our children’s church ministry, contact Nalene at 518-355-1866 or


Royal Rangers for Boys

Royal Rangers is about hands-on adventure and side-by-side relationship building. It's how boys learn and relate best. Beyond the fun, boys discover they have what it takes to be men as they spend time with mentors outdoors, in the gym, at the computer, on the service project site, or on the stage. 

Royal Rangers provides boys with fun activities in five areas of interest, which we refer to as our "core competencies:"

outdoor activities, sports, trade skills, technologies, and arts.

Many activities in Royal Rangers involve earning merits, which are awards that are based on the development of skills in one or more of these core areas.

Contact Commander Dave Hallenbeck for more info.


MPact for Girls

Mpact Kids and Mpact Girls Clubs is a program for winning girls (and preschool boys) to Jesus Christ through love and acceptance. 

Mpact Clubs provide an environment of support and accountability while helping girls to develop their gifts and abilities. In addition, girls build lifelong relationships with mentors who encourage girls to be spiritual leaders.

We meet every Wednesday Night @ 6:30pm and rides are often available.

If you have questions about our Mpact program, feel free to contact our Mpact Coordinator Nalene Vanderpoel.​​​​​​​


UAlbany Basic

We are a non-denominational campus ministry at the State University of Albany.

We are an ever-growing group of college students who love Jesus and love the student body on campus. 

You might find us cooking out on Dutch Quad, tossing a football around Collins Circle, or handing out free Bibles and food at the Campus Center.

Come be a part of something BIGGER and enjoy refreshments at our meetings, every Thursday night in Assembly Hall (next to the Ballroom in CC) at 7PM during the academic school year.

All are welcome!


FUEL Youth Ministry

Come connect with God and each other! 

We are open to ALL students grade 6-12.

Bring your friends!


The 12/2

A young adult ministry (18-37)  which meets second and fourth Fridays of every month at 7pm.

Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is his good, pleasing and perfect will."