“Let the little children come to me”
We know how important children are and cherish the opportunity to nurture them into faithful and confident young Christians. We offer a wide variety of opportunities for our children to connect with positive role models that can lead them to a happy and healthy life and a strong relationship with Christ.
during the school year.
For a few hours each week during the school year, children and youth will have the opportunity to participate in recreation, bible study, music/worship, and the family dinner hour. Each part is led by different members of the congregation who have been called by God because they love God, love kids, and have gifts to share. Each evening there is a lot of laughter, learning, and relationship building in the name of God.
Youth Club provides an opportunity to explore one’s identity in a Christian environment. Pastors and other congregational leaders can become friends as well as counselors, teachers, elders, and other inspiring members of the church and community. The program is a valuable tool for family involvement and renewal, as parents and other members of the church are drawn into active participation.
All children ages pre-k through 8th grade are welcome to join in on the fun!
Creation Classes are provided for children in the 4th–5th grade during our Wonderful Wednesday evening ministry: Youth Club. The curriculum used promotes a biblical perspective of the world with a heavy emphasis on apologetics, theology dealing with the defense and proof of Christianity, and biblical truths.
The creation room provides a multifaceted learning environment for congregation members of all ages, with verbal and visual reinforcements to the truths of God’s word. As we discuss Biblical history, the students can look around the room and see it represented with artwork.
Each piece of art represents a biblical event. In class, we teach the students that there are 7 Cs of history: Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe (the flood), Confusion (tower of Babel), Christ, Cross, and Consummation (Christ’s return).
Preschool-Aged children are encouraged to participate in this children’s ministry during Youth Club to learn songs and praise God in their special way. They perform several times a year in our worship service.
During Youth Club on Wednesday nights, students in grades K-5th will participate in the choir as one part of their worship. They perform a Christmas play for the congregation each year as well as sing several times a year during worship.
Children’s Worship Services
During our 11:00 AM worships service, we have two programs for our younger children to engage in God’s Word in an age-appropriate way.
The Children’s Worship Center for children ages 4–7 years old and Way of the Child for children ages 8–11 years old.
In the Children’s Worship Center, students are read a story from the bible and then given opportunities to retell the story themselves using different play mediums of their choice. Students are taught to think deeper into the story, share their feelings about it with each other, and then rejoice over a snack together.
In Way of the Child, students have centers they rotate through to help create an understanding of the bible and what is going on in our world.
Infant & Toddler Nursery
Provided during the 10:55 AM worship for infants from birth to 3 years old by volunteers from the congregation.
King’s Kids is a summer program for children that meets each Wednesday. This past summer, the focus was on water stories in the Bible: Jonah and the Whale, Jesus walking on water, Noah and the Flood, and Jesus’ baptism. Each Wednesday, the group has Bible storytime, crafts, music, snack, and recreation. Please contact the church office for more information.