Children

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).

Sunday School

The children’s Christian education ministry offers classroom instruction on Sunday mornings, September-June, from 9:15 a.m.to 10:10 a.m., 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 and apply the basic tenets of the Reformed faith in an age-appropriate fashion. 

Children's Worship

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; our pew backs include a card of encouragement for parents of small children in worship. We also offer a children's worship curriculum, designed for pre-readers, to help equip them for meaningful participation in corporate worship. The teaching team guides the children through musical instruction and “Beginning Kids’ Quest Catechism.” The Children's Church meets each Sunday morning, September-June, and parents may take 4–6-year-olds during the worship hymn that precedes the sermon.

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 the parents cell number in case of emergency. Soon we will offer a digital check in station.

Wednesdays

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 Bible quiz game with snacks. The two-year curriculum cycle includes the study of the Gospel of John and the conversion and missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul (Book of Acts).

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, crafting, a sporting game/activity and a snack. We focus 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.

Music

Refinery

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 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, crafting, a sporting game/activity and a snack. We focus 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.

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