Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life…”

John 14:6

Designed to help children know, love, and follow Christ through biblical teaching, praise, and fellowship. We teach children how to worship, pray, and give them an understanding of scripture so that they will make wise choices based on a biblical foundation.

 

 

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Weekly Schedule

Sundays
8:30 AM Early Worship (1-5th with parents)
9:40 AM Group Bible Studies
10:45 AM Late Worship (1-5th with parents)
5:00-5:45 PM OneWay
Wednesdays
5:30-5:55 PM Play Center is open
6:00-6:45 PM GAs & RAs
6:45-7:30 PM Choir

 

Group Bible Studies

Group Bible Studies give kids a small group experience to learn God’s Word on their age level. The curriculum we use is the Gospel Project. The Gospel Project for Kids is a Christ-centered Bible study resource that looks at the big picture of God’s story—the story of redemption through Jesus Christ. Each week, kids of all ages will follow a chronological timeline of Bible events, all the while learning how each story points to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Children’s Building: 2nd Floor (Sunday 9:45 am)
9:45 – 10:15 am Everyone is in the Big Room
1st Grade: 200
2nd Grade: 205
3rd Grade: 207
4th Grade: 210
5th Grade: 216

OneWay

There is OneWay to Jesus! We use games, art, and discussion to teach kids how to apply God’s Word to their daily life. We want to help kids understand what it means to follow Jesus everyday of their life-at home, at school, and at play.

Children’s Building: 2nd Floor (Sunday 5-5:45 pm)
Big Room

Girls in Action (GAs)

1st – 5th grade girls are involved in learning, praying, giving, and doing mission as they learn of missions work in North America and throughout the world. Each month, girls learn of a missionary in a different place. Girls love the lock-in each February as they work on special missions projects throughout the night.

Children’s Building: 2nd Floor (Wednesday, 6 PM)

Royal Ambassadors (RAs)

1st – 5th grade boys are involved in learning, praying, giving, and doing missions as they learn of missions work across the globe. Boys have fun building pinewood race cars for a derby each spring. They also have a great time at an annual RA Campout.

Children’s Building: 2nd Floor (Wednesday, 6 PM)

KidsPraise

The choirs present two major programs every year, in December and May. They also may sing at various times throughout the year. These events provide the children an opportunity to use their talents to praise the Lord.

Children’s Building: 2nd Floor (Wednesday, 6:45 PM)

 

Safety is Our Priority

A computerized Check-In System is provided for Preschoolers (Babies-Kindergarten). Parents will receive three labels: one for the child, one for the teachers and one for parents to use when picking up their child. Labels are cross-checked before the child is released. Misplaced labels are available at the Children’s Welcome Desk.
Texting is our primary way to reach you if we need you during a service. We will send a message to the cell phone number that you write on your child’s sign in sheet. Please keep your phone on silent while in worship.

HEALTH

For the safety and health of all children, pediatricians recommend that children be kept at home until free of the following symptoms for at least 24 hours.
• Fever (free of fever without fever reducing medication)
• Diarrhea
• Vomiting
• Persistent cough
• Runny nose
• Discharge from eye

Allergy Policies

We strive to maintain a nut-free environment (and/or foods processed near nuts). All snacks are provided. Snacks from outside environments are not permitted. Children who cannot consume a classroom snack because of allergies may make arrangements ahead of time to provide their own.
Please make your child’s teacher and the Children’s Minister aware of your child’s allergies. Allergy notes may be filed in our database and/or printed on your child’s label.
1’s – K: Children receive a snack of goldfish crackers, butter flavored crackers, and apple juice, water, or flavored drink. Allergy Alert signs will be posted if another snack is offered. Always let your child’s teacher know of any allergies.

Special Needs

We are dedicated to providing an enriching environment that will help children take their next steps toward Christ. We want to offer the best possible experience for children of all ages with developmental, emotional, or physical challenges. Please see Elaine Gardner so that our teachers know how to best teach your child.

 

Opportunities to Serve

The Childhood Ministry is a volunteer-based ministry that revolves around parent participation. There are many opportunities for service with the largest need on Sunday mornings during the Worship Services. Serving in the Preschool Ministry is a wonderful blessing. If you are interested, please contact the Children’s Ministry Office at 318-322-2782.
Volunteer Requirements:
• A love for children.
• A national security check and approval by our Children’s Team.
• Volunteers ages 11-15 must serve in classrooms of children who are at least 1 year old.
• Two volunteers will always be placed in each room.

 

Family Dedication

Our Family Dedication service is a special event for parents of babies and/or any other age children to stand together before the church and commit themselves as parents to raise their children under the guidance of God and His Word.
Dedication services occur at different times throughout the year. Please contact the Children’s Ministry Office if you would like to participate in the Family Dedication. They will be glad to let you know of the next special service. Both parents are asked to participate in a one-hour class before being able to dedicate their child. This allows you as a parent to know and understand the commitment you are making to God.

 

Resources

Online helps for Parents:

 

Online helps for Teachers:

Sunday School teachers check out Lifeway’s Children page. Mission Friends, GA’s and RA’s Check out WMU’s leaders and resources pages.

Books for Parents and Grandparents:

  • Family Driven Faith:  Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God by Voddie T. Baucham Jr.
  • 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son by Vicki Courtney
  • 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter by Vicki Courtney
  • The ABCs of Parenting:  26 Practical Lessons for building a Healthy and Happy Home by Steve Boctor
  • Spiritual Parenting:  An Awakening for Today’s Families by Michelle Anthony
  • Mirrors and Maps:  A Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Teen by Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff
  • Path of Purity:  A Family Guide, Bob Bunn, Editor

 

Books for Girls

  • Secret Keeper Girl Series by Dannah Gresh
  • The Lily Series:  Here’s Lily by Nancy Rue
  • Magazines for Girls (Preteen):  Between God and Me:  A Journey Through Proverbs by Vicki Courtney