We have a variety of Children’s Ministry events and programs throughout the year.
Sunday Morning Activities
We provide a safe and caring environment for your precious little ones – birth through preschool. In the nursery we don’t just babysit; we begin to teach our small children about Jesus. We provide a unique way to introduce little ones to Jesus and His love. In ministering to all the needs of babies and toddlers, a foundation of trust is established between the church and parents.
Our lessons are designed to give small children a first impression of their loving heavenly Father and make sure our nursery focuses on Jesus and His love! Our nursery is conveniently located between the sanctuary and the education wing.
Our nursery is staffed with qualified paid caregivers who are hired through the staff parish relations committee. In addition several qualified caregivers volunteer their time in our nursery.
Little Children’s Club
We provide a safe and caring environment for your precious little ones, newborns through 5 years, starting at 9:15 AM for Sunday School. In the nursery we don’t just baby sit; we begin to teach our small children about Jesus. We provide a unique way to introduce little ones to Jesus and His love. In ministering to all the needs of babies, toddlers and preschoolers, a foundation of trust is established between the church and parents. Our lessons are designed to give small children a first impression of their loving heavenly Father by focusing on Jesus and His love! The nursery is conveniently located near the Sanctuary. Our lessons are different during Sunday School and Children’s Church during the 10:30 AM Worship.
A relationship with Jesus is what changes our lives. That is why we have modeled our class lessons on how and what Jesus taught. When Jesus taught, he used everyday objects like coins, fish and plants to help people remember God’s truth. We do the same thing. Just like Jesus, we use everyday items to help kids learn the Bible. Since children experience what they’re learning, it sticks with them for a lifetime. They think about all the different things they are trying for the first time and what they’re learning every day, even how to make and keep friends. Jesus-centered discipleship continually invites children into that relationship with God and one another. The goal is to experience the love of Jesus in such a way that children will love God with their whole person: heart, soul, mind and strength. We provide learning experiences connecting with multiple senses that engage the whole child in learning. This happens through creative activities, storytelling and learning games. Children use their Bibles with the inductive Bible study technique. Every lesson points to application. Children discuss and practice ways to live and demonstrate the presence of Jesus to the world. Our Sunday School is designed to help students achieve Biblical literacy. About half the year is spent in the Old Testament and half the year in the New Testament. Elementary-age kids are in a constant state of discovery, so just like Jesus, we use everyday things to teach important truths. Discovering the Bible this way is fun!
Our children participate in our 10:30 AM Worship for a few moments and then are invited up to hear the Children’s Message up front of the Sanctuary. Then children up to 5th grade are welcome to leave the Sanctuary to participate in child centered, faith-enriching activities. Children ages 2- kindergarten go to the nursery and children 1st through 5th grade go to room 211 of the education wing. After an engaging lesson children are escorted back to the Sanctuary to finish out worship with the entire congregation.
During Children’s Church we focus on three Basic Truths every child should embrace according to what Jesus modeled in Luke 2:52.
- I need to make the wise choice.
- I can trust God no matter what.
- I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
We tap into the way kids are naturally wired to discover‚ so they can begin to experience who God is for themselves. They experience how God sees them and how much He loves them. We show them God’s story and help them discover the active part they can be involved in this life-long adventure. We invite kids to live out their new understanding of how to grow in relationship with God and with others. We use a variety of stories, activities, games, snacks and crafts to teach these Bible truths. Come be a part of the fun!
God Squad offers an opportunity for youth in grades 3-5 to experience an incredible, personal friendship with Jesus through Biblical points, activities, games, and prayer. In addition, our children build lasting friendships with other Christians and work to make a difference within the church and the community.
God Squad meets Sunday evenings from 5:00 to 6:30 PM, September to June in Room 211. During the summer God Squad meets monthly for field trips such as bowling, glow golf and laser tag.
Annual Special Children’s Ministry events
- On Christmas Eve a special children-focused Christmas Eve Service.
- Easter is celebrated with an Easter Egg Hunt.
- Vacation Bible School runs for 5 days during the evening each summer.