It's a proven fact that the sooner you begin teaching a child about Christ, the better chances he/she has of making a life-changing commitment to Him before leaving home.
Statistics show that a vast percentage of people make a decision for Christ before the age of 14. Past that, the chances of reaching them is slim. That is why one of the main focuses of the church needs to be children!
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14, NIV)
First of all, we have nursery available for ages 0 through 2 yrs. old that begins at approx. 9:05. Kids 3 yrs. old through Grade 6 will remain in the Worship Center Main Level with the adults they arrived with (or their teachers if no parent/guardian is with them) until a dismissal time before the sermon. They will then be excused to gather to their teachers in the rear of the sanctuary to go to their Kids Connection classes in the Worship Center Lower Level.
The offering collected during Kids Connection goes to support a child who is part of the Compassion International program. Mary Nungari Kamau is a little girl from Kenya who lives in an AIDS affected area. 100% of the collection goes toward our monthly contribution that helps give Mary the proper health care, nutrition, education, and other important things that she might need.
Kidz Klub (K-6th grade) meets at in the Worship Center Lower Level on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 between Labor Day and Memorial Day. In the fall semester, Kidz Klub mostly involves practicing for the Youth Christmas Program in December, and all K-12 youth are welcome to attend and participate. Contact our youth minister if you have any questions!
Aside from the weekly children's ministry events, the kids also participate in other activities throughout the year, such as: Community Vacation Bible School, summer camp at Camp Illiana, the children's Christmas program, special holiday parties, events, and occasional day trips or parties at places like Jump N Jax in Washington.
If you haven't joined us yet, we hope you will decide to drop in soon!