God loves children—and so do we. It is our joy to partner with you and the Holy Spirit to see your kids delight in God and be devoted to Him.
Every Sunday morning, while you are experiencing the hope offered to us in the preaching of God’s Word, your child can engage in an age-appropriate safe learning environment filled with songs, encouragement and a story from the Bible. Care is available for Toddlers beginning 15 minutes before the service begins until just after communion. Pre-K through 4th grade worship in song along with their families in the main service and are dismissed to classes just before the sermon.
Here are our four age groupings.
- Nursery Room (for infants and a parent)
- Early Elementary, Grades K-1
- Elementary, Grades 2-4
Coming alongside of you
We are parents too. We recognize that, as parents, we have the God given responsibility to disciple our kids, but helping our kids grow spiritually can feel overwhelming. Many of us haven’t had good models for how to do this. We are committed to come alongside you to offer resources, encouragement and prayer as you aim to help your kids grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Here are a few things you can expect from our team as you engage with our ministry to families with young children:
#1: Story-telling: Kids love stories! They are powerful mediums to help communicate the timeless concepts of God’s nature and the way he interacts with mankind. In 2018, we are telling 50 key stories from the Old Testament in chronological fashion. In 2019, we will continue with 50 key stories from the New Testament. By using these 100 stories from the Bible over two years, our aim is to provide each child with a solid foundation and understanding on which to build faith in God.
#2: Take-home Learning Tools: Because parents have the primary role of influence with their kids, we have turned the traditional model (where parents review what was taught on Sunday) on its head. Here, parents are the ones who teach during the week and Sunday kids classes review what the parents have already taught. As we progress through the Old Testament in 2018 and the New Testament in 2019, we provide various tools (family devotional, videos, activities) for you to use to teach your kids the story of the week and engage in dialogue with them. Sunday teachers do still provide follow-up summaries of what they taught your kids.
#3: Prayer: Please know that we are praying for you. God is a Parent too — he gets you. And our prayer is that as you take steps—little or big—to teach and model a life devoted to God, that you’d sense His presence and blessing over the long haul.