Children's Ministry

We teach the “Dig In” curriculum, by Group Publishing, for our Children’s Church and Children Creating for Christ (Sunday School) programs.  We currently teach “Digging into the Bible in One Year,” which takes kids on a whirlwind journey from Genesis to Revelation.  Kids experience a relationship with God through the eyes of ordinary people in the Bible and discover that they are very similar to the people through whom God has worked and always loved. 

Nursery

Nursery services are available from 8:45 am until 12:15 pm.  Parents must remain on the premises.  Children ages birth to 4 years old are welcome to attend nursery.  Age appropriate Bible Study is presented.  

Children's Church

Children’s Church is offered during each service for children ages 5 through 12 years old.  Children are invited to join the leader, just before Sharing of Cares and Concerns, at both worship services. Children focus on a Bible point each week with optional corresponding scripture to memorize.  

Children Creating For Christ (Sunday School)

Children meet in the Church Parlor, located adjacent to the Sanctuary, after the first service (usually around 10:00 am) until 10:50 am.  Children make crafts and engage in activities associated with the Bible point of the day. 

SEASONAL PROGRAMMING

In addition to our weekly Sunday worship opportunities, we offer many options to gather and fellowship. 

Please join us for our seasonal programs.

EASTER CELEBRATION

      Sunday, April 14th       2:00 to 4:00 pm

Children experience the true Easter story through special activities, crafts, snacks and games that point them to the heart of Jesus. Parents are encouraged to attend with their child.

SCHOOL IS OUT FOR SUMMER BASH

Join us for an afternoon at Spirit Professionals as we enjoy a fun day and celebrate the end of the school year.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

June 17th – June 21st   9:00 am to 12:00 pm

      “Roar! Life is wild.        God is Good.”

An epic African Adventure engages the whole herd.  At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.  Online registration will begin in April 2019.

SUMMER MOVIE AT AMC THEATRE

Wednesday, July 10th  Time will be Announced.

This summer we plan to watch Pets 2. We hope you will be able to join us.  Number attending and payments for tickets will need to be done in advance. Detailed information will be announced as the event gets closer. We have access to an entire theater, so we can accommodate everyone and enjoy a movie as a community. 

THANKSGIVING PIE-MAKING SOCIAL

Tuesday, November 26th 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Join us as we walk you through the process of making a homemade pie that you can serve at you Thanksgiving dinner. While the pies bake, we will eat pie, play games and make a fall themed craft.

Each child will need help making their delicious pie from scratch so an adult of any fashion (parents,  grandparents, older siblings, etc…) are highly encouraged to attend.

ADVENT WORKSHOP

The Advent Workshop is getting a face lift this year. Check back in the fall to discover what new platform this wonderful and traditonal event has in store. 

CHRISTMAS EVE FAMILY SERVICE

Tuesday, December 24th 4:30 pm

A family Christmas Eve Service will be held for families with small children or those who enjoy the Christmas Story for the children. There will be singing of your favorite Christmas Carols, retelling a Child Filled Reenactment of the of the Christmas Story, Family Communion, and special Family Candlelight Benediction.

PARENT RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

When it comes to choosing a Bible for your child, pick one that is easy to read (a friendly translation) and attractive to your child.  

  • The Adventure Bible (NIV is great!)
  • Hands on Bible
  • The Action Bible (great for comic book loving kids)

While every child should have their own Bible, there are some extraordinary story book Bibles to choose from.  Our two favorite are:

  • The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally-Lloyd Jones -Each true Bible story points to Jesus in this lovely book. 
  • Friends with God Story Bible – True stories from the Bible told in the first person with a letter from each writer. 

We encourage your family to read a devotional together every day.  There are so many wonderful options to choose from that will work for your family.  Two great options are:

  • Jesus Calling 365 Devotions for Kids by Sarah Young (daily devotional)
  • Friends with God Devotions for Kids (weekly devotional)

The original definition of catechism is “a summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of Christians.”  It is never too early to begin memorizing the core tenets of our Christian belief.  This is a wonderful addition to family devotionals.  The follow Catechism is designed to be done once per week and repeated and memorized during the week. It is available in FREE APP or a book copy.  Each question has accompanying scripture and more in depth information if wanted. 

  • New City Catechism: 52 questions and answers for out hearts and minds (The Gospel Coalition)

Help keep your children focused on Biblical principles in this crazy world. 

  • Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. (Ages 3-7)
  • Focus on the Family Clubhouse (Ages 8-12)