“…the beloved of the Lord are to hand down their witness for the gospel, and the covenant to their heirs, and these again to their next descendants. This is our first duty, we are to begin at the family hearth…” Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening
It is our great duty and passion to “hand down” to the next generation the beautiful truth of the Gospel. As the Church, we seek to walk alongside parents as they daily teach and disciple their children. In our Children’s Ministry, we reinforce the truth of God’s Word and love every child with Christ’s love.
We provide environments, curriculum, and resources that teach the nature and character of God. Our Toddler through 6th Grade classes use the Treasuring Christ curriculum. These lessons focus on the unfolding of the gospel narrative, walking our children through the whole Bible. Treasuring Christ uses a four-year scope and sequence: The Pentateuch, Prophets & Writings, The Gospels, and The Epistles. Every lesson is rooted in the Bible and centered on the gospel.
For children birth through age 3, our Nursery and Toddler classes are available during the entire Sunday service.
Children Pre-K through 3rd Grade begin the Sunday service in worship with their parents and are dismissed for a time of teaching following worship.
Our 4th–6th grade kids remain in the Sunday Worship service where we provide them with resources to help them follow the sermon. A sample can be viewed here.
At Catechism Kids, our kids learn the questions and answers to the Children’s Catechism with fun and in-depth teaching. This class is available for kids 3-years-old through 3rd grade in two levels, Beginning and Elementary. You can read more on the value of learning catechism at a young age and find additional resources here.
Our 4th-6th Grade kids meet for a time of teaching, fellowship, and prayer. Kids are challenged to develop personal Bible study habits, to pray for one another, and dig into God’s Word together. A printable version of our quiet time journal for this age group is available here.
Nursery is provided for those 2-years-old and under.
We recognize that you, as parents, are your child’s primary teachers and leaders. So we frequently and regularly provide resources and suggested activities for home devotions and study. Each week we send home “Connecting Church & Home” that can be used to reinforce the lesson from Sunday morning. A sample is available here. Family devotionals are available each month. Our church bookshelves are stocked with theological resources, parenting aids, and children’s studies. You can find an ever-growing list of recommended resources here.
Safety and Health
We require all our volunteers to be members of TCAAB, trained and screened to ensure safe care of your child. For health standards, children must be free from fever without the use of Tylenol for 24 hours. All children with contagious symptoms should be allowed to recuperate at home. We trust our parents and visitors to respect the health of the other children in our care.