Children's Opportunities

Nursery

All children are encouraged to participate in Worship each Sunday. A nursery is provided for children younger than four at the parents' discretion.  The use of the nursery is left to the discretion of each family.

Sunday School

The Children Desiring God curriculum is used for all children's Sunday school classes. This curriculum is designed to impart to children a vision of God, who He is, and who we are in relation to Him, and to establish in them a foundation of doctrine and truth. The lessons are biblically grounded, showing God as the hero of every story, promoting a God-centered worldview and aiming to build in the children a faith that will hold them when the days of testing come. They will be taught to love the Lord their God with all their heart, and to delight in Him forever (taken from a Children Desiring God curriculum overview).

Sunday School Nursery Ministry

A Sure Foundation
The best foundation we can lay for our youngest children is the sure foundation of Jesus Christ. Everything else will crumble. The nursery ministry is just the beginning of leading a child to Jesus. Much of the work is hidden, and the fruits of this ministry may take years to see. But God is faithful. In constructing a building, the labor of digging holes and pouring footings may look unimportant to the untrained eye, but without a sure foundation, the building will not stand the test of time and the stress of adverse conditions. So it is in the life of a child. The foundation of prayer, blessing, and a godly atmosphere may look unimportant to the untrained eye and may even be forgotten when the child matures, but a sure foundation can be the means for salvation for a child.

Sunday School Preschool Ministry
Chronological Study of the Old and New Testaments

This curriculum is designed to acquaint the children with a great, big God. Each story is told with the purpose of answering the question, “What does this say about God?” God is presented as the main character in each story rather than Abraham, Noah, Moses, Esther, David, Mary, the disciples or Paul. Key doctrinal themes are emphasized such as:  God can do anything, God knows everything, God is holy, man is sinful, sin must be punished, God is merciful and loving, God is sovereign, man needs God, God is faithful, and God is unchanging. Recognizing that parents are the primary faith nurturers to their children, a Parent Resource Page is sent home each week to inform of the story, Scripture reference, key themes, and the Foundation Verse for the week.

Sunday School Children Ministry

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade continue learning with the Children Desiring God curriculum.  Man is not the key player in history: God is the engineer of all life, and His purposes are fulfilled throughout history. These seven studies purposefully present God as the main character in each lesson, rather than dwelling on man. Each lesson focuses on the magnificent character of the One who can satisfy all our longings. Showing children the greatness of God gives them a basis to respond to Him.  This material presents a great God Who is worthy to be admired and imitated. (excerpt from CDG website.)