CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

We believe that children of any age are able to hear and respond to the Holy Spirit. This conviction guides our children's ministry philosophies. As a whole, every activity and lesson for the children is designed to foster a deep understanding in a few simple points:

  • They belong to God and His community

  • They are invited to grow to be more like Jesus

  • They can respond to the Holy Spirit’s leadings to serve others

 

Children's ministry is provided on Sunday during our worship gatherings for children from newborn - 5th grade. 

Our Classrooms and Curriculum

 

When you arrive on Sunday, children age newborn – age 3 begin in their respective classrooms. Children age 4 - 5th grade attend the beginning of the worship gathering and are then invited to join our children’s ministry for age appropriate teaching in their classrooms. At the end of the worship gathering children are dismissed when picked up by a parent or guardian with appropriate identification.

Our Teaching Philosophy 

 

We want children to:

  • Understand themselves and how they relate to God

  • Learn the particulars of who God is and how He works actively in relationship

  • Learn about Jesus, who He is, and how to be more like Him

  • Learn how to live for God in this world, empowered by the Holy Spirit

 

This happens through:

  • Experience/Formation lessons - These are experience-based in order to better form hearts, not just inform minds.

  • Guidance - Teachers are encouraged to facilitate spiritual conversations, allowing kids to ask questions to further grow in their faith. Parents are encouraged to talk with teachers before or after class about how their child is responding to the content – socially, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, etc.

  • Response - Each week after teaching/discussing the Bible lesson, there is a response time to act out/work out what they have learned. The medium varies from week to week (writing, art, worship, silence, conversation, prayer, etc.).

 

Our Sick Policy

 

We want to keep our kiddos healthy, so we ask that parents keep children out of children’s ministry who exhibit any of the following symptoms:

  • Any degree of fever within the last 24 hours

  • Diarrhea

  • Vomiting

  • Questionable body rash

  • Severe coughing

  • Eye discharge

  • Yellowish skin or eyes

  • Any communicable disease/lice

  • Green or yellow runny nose

  • Sore throat with fever and swollen glands

  • They have been on prescribed medication for an illness for less than 48 hours

 

For the protection of all involved, if a child exhibits these symptoms during their time in our care, parents will be paged to remove their child from the classroom.

Contact our Children's Ministry Director Megan King for more information.