CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

OUR VISION

For our children to have a vibrant prayer life, grounded in the Word of God.

SUNDAY MORNINGS

Ministry for children is provided throughout our Sunday morning service (10-11:30).

Preschool through Fourth Grade children join in the main service time of praise and worship before being released to their classes for their time of ministry during the remainder of the service.

It is a privilege to provide a welcoming environment for our youngest church attenders! Here, we aim to give them their first experiences of being highly valued in God’s family.

  • Classroom located through doors to the left of the sanctuary stage
  • Drop off starts at the beginning of the morning church service
  • Please pick up your children from the classroom after the church service

Our two year old children have opportunities to play and share with friends as well as hear key Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments.

  • Classroom located through doors to the right of the sanctuary stage
  • Drop off starts at the beginning of the morning church service
  • Please pick up your children from the classroom after the church service

Our lessons are short and simple adaptations from a “basic theology” book called Everything a Child Should Know About God. Each week, the coloring page sent home with your child will include the lesson they heard in class to help fuel your dialogue and reinforcement at home.

  • Classroom located upstairs at the west end of the balcony
  • Parent-supervised drop off after worship and announcements when children are released from the morning church service
  • Please pick up your children from the classroom after the church service

We enjoy using Jesus Storybook Bible lessons that we have personally tailored for this age group with interactive activities and crafts. On the fourth Sunday of each month, we have a prayer-focused class time where the children learn a prayer from the Bible that is put to song and explored with related activities and opportunities to pray it.

  • Classroom located upstairs in the center classroom
  • Parent-supervised drop off after worship and announcements when children are released from the morning church service
  • Please pick up your children from the classroom after the church service

We encourage our Kindergarten and First Graders to gain confidence in studying God’s Word and thinking through questions about it together. We use props and flannelgraph to help the passages come alive as we use the “Simply the Story” method to interact with the Bible text.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, our K-1st children combine with the 2nd-4th graders for a special “Encounter” time of focusing on prayer and connection with God. We love seeing our elementary students grow in their understanding of God’s desire for them to draw near to Him and giving them opportunities to do that together in class! On these fourth Sundays, the class is located across the driveway on the third floor of the college building (access through Door C then up stairwell on the left).

  • Classroom located upstairs in the church beside the conference room toward the east end of the balcony
  • Parent-supervised drop off after worship and announcements when children are released from the morning church service
  • Please pick up your children from the classroom after the church service

We aim to help our Second through Fourth Graders grow their confidence in studying the Word themselves. We’ve adapted the “Discovery Bible Study Method” and trained several small group leaders to facilitate this with the children. In these small group times, leaders guide the children in reading through, retelling, and answering questions about short passages of scripture together each week.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, our K-1st children combine with the 2nd-4th graders for a special “Encounter” time of focusing on prayer and connection with God. We love seeing our elementary students grow in their understanding of God’s desire for them to draw near to Him and giving them opportunities to do that together in class!

  • Classroom located across the driveway on the third floor of the college building (access through Door C then up stairwell on the left)
  • Children meet their teachers in the church lobby after worship and announcements when children are released from the morning church service
  • Parents – please pick up your children from the classroom after the church service

OTHER EVENTS

Elementary Bible Study

Wednesday night “Sword Training” Bible class for 2nd through 4th grade children aims to foster a love for God’s Word and deeper understanding of how to study it. Click HERE for more information.

Vacation Bible School

VBS is typically held for one week in the summer with specific dates and registration available by the month of May. The children have an amazing time learning about God through song, activities, crafts, and teaching.

Summer Backyard Bible Clubs

We would like to offer support and encouragement to those from our congregation who choose to coordinate and host their own “Backyard Bible Clubs” in their homes or neighborhood parks. Contact us if you would like to host one.

We would love to have you serve with us!

CONTACT THE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY TEAM

Erin Webster, Amy Wonnell, Kerry Bowman, and Jen Lawrence

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