“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." - Deuteronomy 6:4-7
Babies (0-12 months): Introducing infants to the church and to Jesus in a safe, loving environment.
1-2 Year Olds: "His Praiseworthy Deeds" - 13 simple Bible stories, a monthly Scripture verse, and strategic truth statements to reinforce the gospel message.
3-4 Year Olds: "Set Their Hope in God" - 16 simple Bible stories, a monthly Scripture verse, and strategic truth statements to reinforce a deepening gospel message.
5-6 Year Olds: "He Has Established a Testimony" and "He Has Spoken by His Son" - A chronological teaching of the Old Testament and New Testament in alternating years with different lessons each week. This multi-year plan gives a big-picture view of the Bible and teaches about the greatness of God in the Old Testament and how God speaks to people through His Son, Jesus, in the New Testament.
Babies (0-12 months): Nursery provided.
1-2 Year Olds: Review of Sunday School materials and age appropriate activities.
3-4 Year Olds: Children are encouraged to participate in worship with family as determined by parents. Elements of worship introduced through structured schedule including prayer, singing, review of Sunday School, and age appropriate activities.
1st Grade: "Jesus, What a Savior!"
A study using 40 stories across the Old Testament and New Testament to teach the message of redemption - from creation to the cross. This study builds on the whole-Bible foundation established in the preschool studies but with deeper, more personal focus on Jesus and the gospel.
2nd-3rd Grades: "The ABC's of God" & "Faithful to All His Promises."
Two alternating yearly studies pointing to the greatness and worth of God and to the promises He makes to believers in His Word. They will introduce children to a deeper and more personal understanding of our great and loving God.
4th-5th Grades: "To Be Like Jesus" & "My Purpose Will Stand."
Two alternating yearly studies designed to prepare children to not only trust in Jesus but better understand how to live for Him in this world. The first study will explain salvation and sanctification (Christian growth). The second study will teach children about God's Providence and what it means in their world and in their lives.
On Wednesday nights, children have the opportunity opporunity to be inolved in an exciting program called "Truthopolis". This program is a great avenue for both learning and outreach! Each Wednesday night, they will have: a puppet show, a special time of "just-for-me" praise and worship, a Bible lesson, a missions activity, and an opportunity to win fun prizes! This program offers 5-week studies that focus on practical biblical truth for children on a wide range of subjects, such as worship, generosity, the Ten Commandments, and much more! The best part is that at the beginning of each 5-week series we will throw a party to introduce the new subject--this will be a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors!
If you are interested in serving in our children's or preschool ministry, please contact Pastor Jeremy or Mrs. Marisa. We will schedule a time to discuss our policies and required training for volunteers.
If you are a current volunteer and need to renew your background check, please contact Mrs. Marisa.
Thank you so much for your willingness to serve!
Jeremy Benge, Pastor of Children's Ministry
Marisa Horn, Director of Preschool Ministry