Overview and Purpose
The purpose of our Children's Ministry is to lay a biblical foundation at an early age and continue it throughout the child's life to adulthood. As the foundation is laid the ultimate goal is for each child to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord of their life.
Our mission is to partner with children's family to provide spiritual teaching for salvation in Jesus Christ for discipleship and evangelism. We carry out this mission by providing opportunities for children and their family to learn about God by using the Bible and activities at the child's age level. We also desire to provide additional opportunities for families to serve God together as we walk along the journey of faith.
Worship Care is offered during our worship services for children ages birth through 3 years of age. Please follow the procedures for registering, dropping off, and picking up your children. All of our volunteers have been trained and vetted according to our Child Protection Policy.
Our Sunday School ministry is our main discipleship ministry for our children as they learn Bible stories and principles that will help shape their spiritual journey. Classes are offered for children from nursery through 5th grades on Sunday morning at 9:45am. We use age appropriate curriculum that aids in the children discovering God's truths.
KIDS Worship is offered during our 11am worship service for children 4 years of age through 3rd grade. During our worship service, the children are invited to leave with our Children's Worship Leader and go to room #E104 in the Kids Corner. Pick up at glass doors outside of the Kids Corner.
Children on Mission
On Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm (September - May) we have our mission study groups for our children. The children will learn what it means to live a missional lifestyle while participating in Bible studies, mission projects, and engaging activities. We offer the following groups.
Mission Friends - (4 & 5 Year Olds)
Children in Action - (Grades 1-3)
4th & 5th Grade Pre-Teen Ministry
Club 45 is a ministry exclusively for children in grades 4 & 5 where pre-teens can come and find others who are dealing with the same issues they face. They will worship, learn, hangout and grow closer to God. We want them to learn the things that are acceptable and pleasing to God and then run toward those things and not the pressures of the world. They meet on Wednesday evening at 6:30pm in room M-202 upstairs in our Main Building September to May. June & July They meet off Campus on Sunday Nights. email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Vacation Bible School
Each year we have a week long Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 years through fifth grade. The children participate in Bible stories, music, crafts, recreation, and missions as a way to experience the love of Christ. VBS normally takes place around the the third week of June.
The birth of a child is an important event in your life and the life of the church. Children are a gift from God and therefore, we encourage parents to bring their children before the church family and dedicate them to the Lord. In the same way, you will be committing yourself to provide your child a Christian home of love and to raise him/her in the truth of our Lord's instruction and discipline.
Click here to sign up for the next Child/Family Dedication.
Participating in Upward sports will give your child a chance to experience good sportsmanship while playing and in life. e court. Your child will also receive a special recognition award after every game and will have the opportunity to develop new friendships. Sign up for Basketball begins in the fall each year with evaluations taking place in October/November. Click here to learn more about Upward Basketball.