Kid's Christmas Party // December 1 // 6pm
Each Sunday, we offer exciting times of learning for both preschoolers and primary grade students that emphasize both small group and large group settings. Our commitment is to offer a safe, caring and fun environment where each child's needs are met, giving each child an opportunity to learn about Jesus Christ in ways that are developmentally and age appropriate.
We believe children are a gift from God and should be handled with love and care. They are important in the Kingdom of God. (Psalm 127:3; Matthew 19:14 )
We believe children can respond in faith to Jesus Christ because Christ died to redeem them from their sin. (Psalm 22:9b; 2 Tim 3:14-15 )
We believe the church’s role is to come alongside parents and support them in the spiritual training of their children. (Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Ephesians 4:12 )
We believe children deserve a safe, positive, nurturing and age-appropriate learning environment - free of fear, pressure, and prejudice. (Matthew 18:1-6 )
We believe children need to be taught and shown how to live a balanced Christian life. Positive role models are imperative. (Luke 2:52; James 3:10-12 )
We believe ministry is not just “to” children but “with” children. We learn from children as we teach them. (Matthew 21:16 )
Mission Focus: Kisoro Kids
We take up an offering during Seeds and large group each Sunday to support Kisoro Kids to purchase farm animals for children and their families to be used for food and income. Teaching children to be mission minded and help others very important to instill at a young age. We pray that you would help support this by talking to your children at home about the benefits of this ministry. Our first goal is $20 to purchase a chicken. Chickens provide nutritious eggs which are a great source of protein for the whole family. Eggs can also be sold at the market. For the poorest families in Kisoro, this could increase their income by 50%! The extra funds will help parents provide for their families and pay school fees. The Kisoro community is ready to do its part! School staff trains families on how to care for their animals, and regularly checks up on them. Families will provide food for their animals and ensure they are vaccinated.
The Gospel Project take kids on a Christ-centered, chronological journey through Scripture. Kids will discover how the gospel unfolds from Genesis through Revelation. When kids truly experience the gospel, their hearts are transformed. It is the gospel, not good behavior, that changes everything.
Our nursery ministry consists of very loving adults who take extra special care of your children so parents can go to Journey classes at 4pm and our main service at 5pm. Your children will be sung to, played with, fed a snack you provide, read to, changed, and most importantly, prayed for. It is our desire to shower these precious gifts from God in love and prayer. All of our nursery volunteers are background checked and approved.
Our children meet during the service on Sunday. Each Sunday we offer exciting times of learning for primary students that emphasize small group bible study and large group worship and games. The team consists of background checked individuals who are passionate about Christ and passionate about kids. We find great delight in celebrating the uniqueness of each child and serving them through the Sunday morning experience. We are partners with you, the primary caretaker and spiritual leader. Our commitment is to come alongside you, the parent, as you spiritually nurture your child. We would never want to steal that joy from you. We seek to teach children the scriptures and show them how to insert them directly into their lives. We want to help them listen to the Holy Spirit as he speaks truth to them and we want to help you introduce them to a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Seeds is a time for our 4th/5th graders to come together to worship and learn more about God. It is our desire to see our 4th/5th graders go deeper into the scriptures and prepare them for their teenage years. The pre-teen age is a very critical time and is becoming increasingly difficult in this day and age. We want to walk beside your pre-teen during this time and help show them how God has called them to live.
Seeds takes place at the same time as our Journey Classes do. Please bring your child and enjoy going deeper into the scriptures with one of our other classes.
CentriKid is a high-energy, intentional, gospel-centered overnight camp for 3rd–6th graders. Their mission is to help kids experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ. This takes place through track times, rec, worship, Bible study, church group time, and a variety of other fun events. CentriKid Camps are committed to providing content that is rooted in Scripture, a safe location, kid-friendly programming, and staffers who are deeply invested in your kids.
For more info, contact Janie.