We want God’s precepts to be woven into the very fabric of our children's character and exhibited through all life’s circumstances. The biblical model for this ministry is based on Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and our Christian education ministry relies on two important resources: solid curriculum and gifted, passionate teachers. Our Sunday school teachers are collectively committed to fulfill their high calling of “training up” the children under our care by instructing and nurturing them in the pursuit of godly wisdom and the avoidance of folly, the only options for life presented in Scripture (see Proverbs 1:7; 22:6).
The children’s Christian education ministry offers classroom instruction on Sunday mornings, September-June, from 9:00 a.m.to 10:00 a.m. (beginning September 11), before the morning worship service. Classrooms are on the first floor of the Education building. Pre-K through 5th/6th Graders learn from our denominational publisher’s “Show Me Jesus” curriculum; a two-year cycle designed to teach the Bible apply the basic tenets of the Reformed faith in an age-appropriate fashion.
How we welcome children in worship affects how they respond to the Church, God, and others. They are welcome and invited to worship with their families throughout service. We also offer a children's church, designed for pre-readers, to help equip them for meaningful participation in corporate worship. Parents may take 4-6-year-olds to room 147 during the worship hymn that precedes the sermon. The teaching team guides and trains the children using the PCA's discipleship ministry's "Teach Me to Worship" curriculum.
Nursery and Toddlers
The Nursery and Toddler ministry supports parents by providing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs for our youngest children during Sunday school and the morning worship service.
Disability Care Team
The Disability Care Team works with families and church ministries to provide extra support, when helpful, for those with special needs. Volunteers may serve in a variety of ways, including being a 1:1 buddy, providing extra support to a specific student while serving as a classroom assistant, and spending time with a child during fellowship times so parents can more freely engage with others.
Kids Check In Process
For our children's classes, nursery and toddlers rooms, we have a child check in and out station. Children receive a name badge and we receive a parent's cell number in case of emergency.
Boys of the Bible
This ministry for 1st-5th Grade boys meets Wednesday evenings, in room 017, September-May, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The typical evening includes a Bible lesson, sports activity, and snack. Boys of the Bible focuses on systematic theology through a catechism curriculum from our denominational publisher called "Elementary Kids Quest".
Girls of Grace
This ministry for 1st-5th Grade girls meets Wednesday evenings in room 040, September-May, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The typical evening includes a Bible lesson, a craft or a sporting game/activity, and a snack. Girls of Grace focuses on missions, the different regions missionaries serve in, how we can pray for them, and how we can serve in our own neighborhoods and communities. We use Women's Missionary Union's "Missions Journey" curriculum.
Our Children's & Youth Music Ministry (age 4 and up) features several graded choirs and handbell ensembles that sing and ring in Sunday morning worship once per month from September through May, and in other special concerts throughout the year. Many skill levels are welcome! Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings, prior to Boys of the Bible, Girls of Grace, and Refinery.
This ministry for 6th-12th Grade students meets Wednesday evenings in room 040, September-May, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The typical evening includes a game, Bible lesson, and snacks.