In our Children's Ministry, our mission is to help kids find their way to God, connect with others, and contribute to changing the world. We believe that kids have the capacity to walk intimately with God, and we love to see them learn about Him and connect with Him through Bible stories, songs, and crafts.
Calling all children to grow in Jesus!
There are various learning opportunities for children. For preschool through elementary grades, these include age-level classes for children during the Equipping Hour (Sunday School) and children's church experiences called Little Blessings and Children's Church during the worship time. Grades seven through twelve meet during the Equipping Hour in the youth room (down the stairs in the back of the stage off of our fellowship hall). Infant care is available all morning on the second floor. (Note to newcomers, the church front doors open to the second floor. The parking lot doors open to the first floor.)
NEWBORNS UP TO 30 MONTHS OR UP TO KINDERGARTEN FOR THE 8:30 SERVICE
Infant childcare is provided in our Nursery located in Room 211 from 8:15 a.m. to noon. You'll be asked to sign in and offered a pager so we can keep in touch with you as you enjoy Worship, attend an Equipping Hour class, serve in a ministry, or participate in a special event in the church building. Swing by and see the warm, loving environment of this ministry space which includes ample "crawl space!"
EQUIPPING CLASSES (SUNDAY SCHOOL) 9:45-10:45 AM
CHILDREN'S CLASSES - FOR TWO-YEAR-OLDS TO SIXTH GRADE
You simply need to head to classroom 209 to sign your child in, where our dedicated ministry team of volunteers waits to greet each child at 9:45 a.m. (Classroom locations are displayed on the doors at the end of the second floor hallway which is on the sanctuary level.) We are committed to filling that hour with opportunities for your child to dig deep into God's Word for understanding and truth, practice praise and prayer, and explore what being a disciple of Jesus Christ is all about through storytelling, drama, music, and art.
YOUTH CLASS - FOR SEVENTH THROUGH TWELFTH GRADERS
Join us every Sunday morning in the Youth Room for Bible-based instruction to meet the challenges of living in our modern-day society. The Youth Room is located below the first floor level. Go down the stairs in the back corner of the stage off of Fellowship Hall to the Youth Room. Fellowship Hall is on the ground level when you enter from the parking lot.
LITTLE BLESSINGS - CHILDREN'S CHURCH FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS
While parents enjoy 11:00 a.m. Worship, two-year-olds through five-year-olds/PreK are invited to Room 209 for creative play, Bible storytelling, music, and art. Dress-up costumes, games, building blocks of all shapes and sizes, a library of books, and a fully stocked 'kitchen' make for a fun time each and every week.
CHILDREN'S CHURCH - FOR KINDERGARTEN-4TH GRADE
Children, kindergarten through 4th grade, enjoy worship at 11:00 a.m. with their families until they are dismissed during the service to head to our Children's Church classroom. The children are learning how to help and share with others by learning about missionaries and their experiences, working on our special card and placemat ministries, preparing for our seasonal visits to nearby retirement communities, and having a fun time growing as disciples of Jesus Christ. It's all about being in mission in fun and loving ways!
SPECIAL EVENTS - FOR ALL CHILDREN
Throughout the year there are special activities for our children such as Vacation Bible School in June, Easter activities, delivering Thanksgiving baskets to our shut-ins, Love boxes, Pumpkin prayer party, and a Christmas birthday party for Jesus!
PICTURES BELOW are from our 2017 summer Vacation Bible School and an overnight with our older children at our church farm property. Below those pictures is a video with excerpts from VBS 2018.
Enjoy our recap video of VBS 2018. Over 100 children were welcomed and taken on a shipwrecked adventure to an uncharted island where they learned how Jesus can rescue them and carry them through life’s storms.
Your children are important to us!
Our Children’s Ministry Team is dedicated to teaching the Word of God to children and making it fun to learn! We have selected and enhanced our children’s curriculum to challenge and engage our children's minds, hearts, and bodies. We want them to want to know the Lord and desire His presence in their lives. Your child will be introduced to God’s Word and learn how to use its wisdom to guide them through their days.
Our mission is to keep the children coming back. Whether it is during Worship or our Equipping Hour, Nursery Care, Little Blessings, Children's Church, or our annual Vacation Bible School, our entire Children’s Ministry team puts their energies into making the experience enjoyable, educational, and spirited!
Our child-centered worship and lessons are presented in a safe, secure, and comfortable environment filled with love.
Our Ministry Coordinators are available to talk with you at any time. Call or email the church office for more info and/or contact information.
Vacation Bible School
Although we are not planning for VBS 2019 due to staffing transitions, we look forward to another fun and exciting week in June 2020!
Our thanks to all who helped or attended for making VBS 2018 a fantastic, fun week!! You can enjoy our video recap below!
Age 4 to 6th grade completion
New Friends – Amazing Experiments – Wild Games
Surprising Adventures – Incredible Music