Sunday School • Sundays 9:30am
We provide Sunday School classes for kids up through 6th grade that help children get an overview of the Bible Stories. These classes are interactive classes that not only help kids grow in Biblical knowledge, but it also helps them to build relationships with other kid their age.
Kindergarten Worship • Sundays 10:45am
Our Kindergartners join together with the Preschoolers and have worship and lessons downstairs in our Tree House Room. It is our desire to give children a first impression of their heavenly Father and the wonder of His love for each one of them. Kids learn "The Big God Story" as God's ENTIRE story. It incorporates all of history, stretching from Genesis to Revelation and beyond so the Bible becomes much more than just a collection of short stories.
Elementary Worship • Sundays 10:45am
1st – 5th Graders will worship with their families and will be dismissed after the interactive time of service. This allows parents to help kids understand the importance of worship and to guide their children in understanding communion, offering, and prayer. After the interactive worship children will be dismissed and will continue to worship through Bible lessons. Kids will be taught "The Big God Story" as God's ENTIRE story. It incorporates all of history, stretching from Genesis to Revelation and beyond so the Bible becomes much more than just a collection of short stories. God has woven His redemptive plan throughout time and we want kids to understand that they not only play a part in this incredible story, but are also part of a much larger faith community of past, present, and future believers. We also glean from our Old Testament roots to see our New Testament significance in Christ.
Kidmin K-4th • Wednesdays 6:30pm
Kindergarten – 4th Graders are becoming better readers and we want to make sure they understand how to find things in the Bible. We teach them the books of the Old and New Testament. In addition to the books of the Bible kids will memorize 10-15 verses of Scripture. This is done with games, activities, and songs. Our fall ministry session (Sept.-Dec.) includes preparation for the annual Christmas Musical. A "Service with a Purpose" class is available for children who are not interested or able to participate in our Christmas Musical. Our winter/spring ministry session (Jan.-May) includes preparation for the annual Celebrate the Word program.
Bridge 5th-6th • Wednesdays 6:30pm
5th and 6th Graders join our Jr. High on Wednesday night for Bridge. This helps them to start transitioning to middle school. For more information please see our youth page. Find out more about Bridge on the Junior High Programs page.
Join us for a great alternative to Halloween. We have games, prizes, candy, ponies, jumpers, face painting, balloon animals, tacos and more. For information about our next Pumpkin Patch event, visit our Children & Family Events page.
Every year our children's ministry presents a special Christmas Musical Dinner Theater. Rehearsals are worked into the regular Wednesday night programs (see above). You'll want to invite your family and friends to see your kids in action. Look for next December's performance dates on the Children & Family Events page.
Winter Blast Retreat
A retreat for 2nd - 6th Graders that happens each year near the beginning of March. We have special activities like skating, pump it up, and others. We have a live worship band and a special speaker. This is a great weekend for kids to make friends and be encouraged to grow in their faith. Look for upcoming Winter Blast info on the Children & Family Events page.
Celebrate the Word
At the end of each school year our kids participate in a very special program we call Celebrate the Word. This program, which involves children, teens, and adults, is a celebration of Scripture through music, recitation, art, acting, and more. You'll be inspired and delighted as our whole church family celebrates God's Word. Look for next spring's Celebrate the Word dates on the Children & Family Events page.
Pine Haven Summer Camp
Kids entering 3rd grade and above have the opportunity to go to camp up near Park Rapids, MN. Pine Haven provides kids with a wonderful week of summer play, friendship building, and Christian education. For more information go to www.pinehavencamp.org or send contact Pastor Jeff Collins.
4-7th Grade Summer Missions Trip
Every other year we take a group of kids and parents to out of state to serve another community. This is a great chance for your kids to serve others, build friendships, and grow in their relationship with Christ.
If you have further questions, don't hesitate to contact Jeff Collins, our Children and Family Ministry Pastor.