Our goal in children’s ministry is to tell and show the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power and the wonders He has done (Ps. 78.1-7). We desire our children to be wooed by the love of God for them. We pray they will feel loved and valued as Jesus loved the children! We also pray that being with their church family is the happiest place they can be, creating lifetime memories that solidify the Gospel Good News in their hearts and in that joy they are propelled into life long security in and service to King Jesus. We have wonderful promises from God to believe! He has said He will keep His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep his commandments (Dt 7.9) and that the promise of the Holy Spirit is for us and our children (Acts 2.28). How exciting that our story is part of God’s thousands of generations!
How and when does this all happen?
9:00 Sunday Mornings, 3 years old — 5th grade
We carefully chose curriculum that tells the one true story of Jesus’ rescue of his people using the “Show Me Jesus,” “Children Desiring God,” and “Walk With Me” curricula.
10:00 Sunday mornings
Children participate in the first part of our service, then during the offertory the children 4 year olds — 2nd grade are dismissed for KIWI (Kids In Worship Instruction)
Small Group Nights
- Sunday Evenings, 5:30 -7:00, twice a month during school year
- Children 3 years old – 5th grade sing, play and eat pizza together. These are crazy wonderful nights!
- 1st-5th grade choir, 5:30 -6:00
- Pre-school choir, 6:00-6:20
- 1st and 2nd grade catechism class, 6:30-7:00
Marking the wonderful deeds of God through great big and wonderful church family celebrations sprinkled through out the year is where the memories are made!
- Heart to Heart with “Stupid Cupid”
- The Variety Show (which is our missions fundraiser)
- Palm Sunday Parade
- Vacation Bible School
- Advent Celebration
- Birthday Party for Jesus
- Church Family Picnic
All of these events have an outward focus celebrating not only the love Jesus has for us but His love for our community and the whole wide world!