Protecting our Children


The health and safety of the children we serve is paramount to everything we do at Bethel.

In response to the potential for community spread of COVID-19, we have put the following plans in place to protect the children we serve:


To minimize exposure to illness:

• No volunteers, visitors or nonessential personnel are permitted on campus 

Our residential children will remain on campus and will not leave on weekends

Our day school students will not be permitted on campus but will receive packets of work from our teachers

• Teachers and Bethel employees are not permitted to come to work if they are ill

• If an employee becomes ill at Bethel, they will be sent home immediately

• Admin staff who can work from home will do so to further distance our children from illnesses in the community


If you need to make a delivery of drop-off on our main campus, you will need an appointment. Call (423) 842-5757 to set one up.


In addition, we are enforcing the frequent hand washing and sanitization of surfaces recommended by the CDC and sharing with our children many best practices for avoiding illness.

We will keep parents/guardians of children informed at all times.


How long will Bethel remain closed to visitors?

Proverbs 16:9 says “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” That has never been truer than it is today.

We will reopen our campus to visitors when our community is no longer considered at risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to the CDC and local officials.


What about Bethel’s spring fundraising events?

The Country Connection and the Bethel Golf Classic are tentatively scheduled for April, however we will monitor the spread of COVD in our community and follow CDC and local health officials guidance as we firm up plans for these events.


Thank you for caring about our children and being a Hero for Hope. If you have any questions, please call our office at 423.842.5757 during regular business hours.


Can You Help Us?

The unprecedented upheaval from the coronavirus has already shown up in reduced donations. This is understandable, as some people are not even able to collect a paycheck at this time. We are praying for them! If you are able to give, we thank you. You will make a great difference as we continue to house and feed children in crisis.




Thank you for being a Hero for Hope.