The heart of our children's ministry is to equip families to build foundations of faith for their children, helping them to know and experience the love of Jesus. We strive to provide children and families with a safe, consistent, and loving environment, where they feel welcome and part of our church family.
We teach children about God and his love for them through Bible stories and creative, kid-friendly activities to help them understand the lesson and apply it to their lives. Space is created to encourage the children to respond to God in worship in a personal way.
Children are encouraged in their relationship with God through different types of prayer. Teachers lead our children in prayer together after each lesson.
Children develop trusting friendships with one another as they learn, have fun, and grow closer to Jesus together. Teachers model consistent love and care for each child.
Sundays | 9:00 am Modern Service | Children's Wing
Children’s Church is offered for children ages 4 through 5th grade. Kids enjoy worship music and announcements with their families in the church and then are escorted downstairs to engage with a Bible lesson, through creative activities to help them understand the lesson and apply it to their lives in a kid-friendly way.
Children of all ages are instructed using the Spirit and Truth Curriculum, which aligns with the Bible passages taught in the worship service. Every lesson will be centered on God. During each lesson, space is created to encourage the children to respond to God in worship in a personal way.
We seek to teach the story of God’s love in the Bible from creation through the early church.
Sundays | 10:45 am Traditional Service
Children will stay with their families in the worship service. We will provide quiet, worship-focused children’s activities and materials for children younger than Kindergarten age. A staffed nursery is available for children birth-three years old.
Sundays | Both Services | Nursery
Families can check their young children into our nursery. Our nursery staff are qualified, background-checked, and follow health and safety protocols. Parents will be given a pager to notify them if their child needs their attention. A Bible lesson and prayer will also be offered in the nursery, designed to share Christ’s love with the youngest children. If parents wish to stay with their child to help them feel more comfortable, this is always welcome.
Our nursery will be available during the 9:00 am Modern Service for children birth-three years old, older children are invited to participate in Children’s Church.
Our nursery will be available during the 10:45 am Traditional Service for children birth-three years old.
**A note for parents: If you are new and would like a tour of our church and an opportunity to hear about our policies and procedures for children, please feel free to contact Jeanette Axford, Director of Family Ministries with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on Wednesday evenings for our Children’s Ministry activities. Wednesday is our favorite night of the week at First Pres! Children birth-3 years old are welcome to our nursery from 6:10-7:10 pm. We have an amazing staff ready to share God’s everlasting love with your children.
Children, four years old-5th grade, will spend time together as they enjoy a special place where they belong and feel loved. Using our Bible lesson from Sunday, we spend from 6:15-7:15 pm learning even more about our one Holy God. We sing, pray, spend time in scripture, and of course, we have lots of fun!