Our desire in children’s ministry is to help children of all ages build a foundation for their lives on the rock of God’s Word. We strive to create a warm, safe, nurturing environment where our children can learn the wonderful truths of the gospel and grow in their love and devotion to Christ. Our hope is to partner with families to shepherd their children to become followers of Christ. Here are a few of the things we offer to help in that goal:
We want our youngest to sense the love of Christ when they come to church. We offer nursery for children up to four years old during all our regular church services. Children will be greeted by loving workers and welcomed into a classroom that is designed for their age and developmental stage. We have a secure nursery wing and check-in system, and our workers are church members who have been trained and screened to insure your child’s safety. We believe that no child is too young to begin learning about Jesus. From the songs and prayers we shower over our infants to the Bible lessons we teach, we are pointing our children to Jesus.
Our Worship Center features a cry room for mothers and infants. The room is equipped with a live audio feed from the service and has comfortable seating and a nursing area complete with modesty curtain. Our desire is for parents to be able to stay engaged in the public gathering of the church and also care for their children appropriately. The cry room is located near the women’s restroom in the foyer, by the front entrance of the church.
We encourage families to worship together during corporate worship times, and we offer parents resources to help them prepare their child for those services. But we also provide Children’s Worship during the 11:00 Worship Service for children that might not be ready to join their parents in the worship service. The children sing Scripture songs, learn a lesson from the same passage being studied in “big church,” and enjoy some fun activities. The goal of our Children’s Worship is to prepare children to be life-long participants in the worship services of a healthy church.
Children’s Sunday School
Our goal is to teach our children the whole Bible, helping them understand the gospel from Genesis to Revelation. We use the Generations of Grace Sunday School curriculum (www.generationsofgrace.com) because it is a biblically based and God-centered, covering the Old Testament historical books, the life of Christ, and lessons from Acts and Revelation. We do this in engaging, age-appropriate ways all taught by loving, Christ-centered teachers
If children’s ministry is about building a foundation, then what better foundation could there be than memorizing God’s Word. Our church places a high value on helping children memorize Scripture and the AWANA program (www.awana.org) offers a fun, engaging way for children ages 3 to 6th grade to learn to “rightly handle God’s truth.” Our AWANA program meets from 6:15 to 7:15 on Wednesday nights during the school year.
We aim to train our children for lives of worship. We also want to prepare them to participate in our regular worship services. KidsCore aims to teach children the importance of the various components of our worship services, placing particular emphasis on learning from God’s Word being taught and sung. In KidsCore, our children learn to think more deeply about music than mere musical style, but instead to look to the deep truths that the songs we sing contain. Our KidsCore program is one of the fastest-growing activities at our church: don’t miss out on this great opportunity for your children to grow! KidsCore meets on Sunday nights from 6:00-7:00 during the school year.
Kingdom Kids Preschool
We are strong advocates for parents being the primary caretakers for their children. We seek to come alongside busy moms and give them break twice a week, while allowing their children to grow socially in a Christ-centered environment. The preschool meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm and is open to anyone.
Throughout the year, we offer several additional activities for children, including Vacation Bible School, Summer activities, Family events, and much more. These events are fun ways to stay connected with the church body and to encourage your children to grow in Christ. If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, or any way that we can minister to your family, please call us at the church office.
Excavate is our summer discipleship program on Sunday nights for children who have completed kindergarten through 6th grade. We dig into truths from God’s Word thru various means, activities and games. Join us for Excavate and dig into the treasures of God’s Word with us.