Bethel Christian Academy
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6

Located at: 1417 Herbert St. South Roxana, IL 62087-7207
Mail to: P. O. Box 87207, South Roxana, IL 62087
EMail to:

Phone (618) 254-0188,
(618) 254-2067

Mission of BCA

Bethel Christian Academy exists to make disciples for the Lord’s kingdom through Christian education, assisting parents in the training of their children as we grow in God’s Word, serving and glorifying Him.

Bethel Christian Academy is an integral part of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, operating as a ministry of this church. Bethel Free Will Baptist Church has a three-fold purpose of Evangelizing the lost, Edifying our brothers and sisters in Christ, and Exalting our God in Worship.

The controlling authority of Bethel Christian Academy, the School Board, determines the policies of the school. The School Board operates Bethel Christian Academy within the framework and design determined by Bethel Free Will Baptist Church.

Responsibility for Christian Education

Our Lord stressed his will for parents after giving the Law on Mt. Sinai, "And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart. And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shall talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." (Deuteronomy 6:6-7).

Christian parents are encouraged to follow God's blueprint for spiritual success by:

  • Praying with and for their children
  • Having family devotions
  • Worship regularly
  • Impressing God’s Word on their children’s hearts

Teachers will also want to follow the Lord's directive to "feed my lambs" (John 21:15). By faithfully carrying out their calling as the Lord's "under shepherds," the teacher will support the work of the parents and the Christian home.


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