Groups & Classes
The mission of Children's Ministries is to encourage and support the spiritual formation of children so that they may come to know, love, and serve the Lord all their lives. This mission involves age appropriate and interactive activities that are enjoyable and includes the use of a variety of teaching and learning methods. Children will have an opportunity to grow spiritually through worship, instruction, fellowship, and evangelism so they may "taste and see that the Lord is good."
There is no higher calling than caring for the little ones God has entrusted to us. We promise to love and encourage your children as they begin their journey of faith. You entrust your children to our care, and we want you to know that we receive them as a gift. (Psalm 127:3) Children are a gift from God. We welcome you to visit us at any time and we encourage you to become involved in our area of ministry.
Jan Miller Director of Children's Ministries, 301-1006
Amy Russell Associate Director of Children's Ministries, 301-1008
8:00 Worship: Childcare is available in the nursery for infants, and for children up to four years of age in the preschool from 7:55 am until 9:30 am.
Kingdom Kids Sunday School: This is Sunday School for children from 3 years of age through Kindergarten. Loving volunteers staff our Sunday School program. Sunday School is available at 9:30. At 11:00 am, there is a combined 3-year-old through kindergarten class with Bible stories, music, and craft times. During Sunday School time, the children also enjoy a special music time and a story time.
Babies' Bible: This fun, lively and interactive program is during 9:30 Sunday School and is focused on toddlers and two year olds. They are participants in the lesson and songs, and at a tender age they begin to "taste and see that the Lord is good."
1st – 5th grade
Crew 252: Calling all 1st-5th graders! Join us Sunday mornings for fun Bible lessons and friendship. Each Sunday our crew kids will participate in exciting hands on projects that enhance the lesson of the week. These projects include science experiments, cooking projects, arts and crafts, and mission projects. Our morning ends with a time of worship music, Bible drills and silly games.
Activities Through The Year
Fall In: Festival for church members and friends with fun crafts and activities for children! October 28 at Camp Loughridge. Watch bulletin for announcements as date approaches.
Christmas Pageant: Each year children perform in a Christmas pageant. Check the bulletin for details.
Back to School Bash on Aug. 26 (details to follow)
Advent Workshop: A fun, gift-making tradition for members and children! Have an opportunity to create gifts that are especially suited for children to give to relatives, teachers, and friends.
8 Dates: Over the course of 8 Dates, learn what the Bible says about various parenting topics and hear the perspectives and experiences from other parent “travelers”. Afterwards, enjoy fellowship with other parents and dinner out. Bring your children, we’ll provide childcare and dinner for them! Starting in October, the 2nd Friday night of the month (excluding December) in Miller Library, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations needed the Monday before.
Spring Festival: Spring Festival takes place each year at Camp Loughridge. Check the bulletin for date and time.
Vacation Bible School: Always a special summer treat, Vacation Bible School is a week long camp (Monday-Friday mornings) that is held at Camp Loughridge. VBS is for kids enrolled in Kindergarten to fifth grade. It begins at 9:00 am in the chapel as the entire group meets for songs and skits. After chapel, children rotate throughout the camp for crafts, games, and snacks. Parents pick their children up at the circular drive at 12:00 pm.