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.
Plugged In (preK-6 grade) is the name for our kids group. We meet in the Worship Center Lower Level on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 between Labor Day and Memorial Day. In the fall semester, Plugged In involves practicing for the Youth Christmas Program in December, and all K-12 youth are welcome to attend and participate. Contact our children's 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!