Jesus said, “Let the little children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
The goal for our Nursery is to provide a safe, clean and loving environment for each baby and toddler who we are privileged to have in our care. We believe it is important to provide a positive start when they come to church and want to do our best to make their first experiences comfortable and enjoyable for all.
Our fully staffed Nursery is provided from birth to 3 yrs during the Sunday School 9:00 AM hour as well as during Worship Service between 10:30 AM and Noon. Also, nestled near the Nursery is a private space for nursing moms to care for their young ones. Both the Nursery and Nursing Mom's Lounge are located on the main level between the Worship Center and the Maranatha Room.
Sunday mornings from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Children are lovingly introduced to Jesus Christ and encouraged in their spiritual development from 3 yrs old through 5th grade. Caring relationships are emphasized among children, teachers, and workers as we discuss the Gospel and God's plan for us.
Sunday mornings from 10:30 AM to Noon
Children learn the most about worshipping God from Mom and Dad and so encourage families to participate in corporate worship together. During the Sunday morning service at 10:30 AM, children 3 yrs old – 5th grade attend church service with their parents for the beginning portion of the service. At an appointed time early in the service (before the message), an announcement is made inviting children to meet their Children’s Church teacher in the lobby. Once all children are gathered together, the they are escorted to their classes. The children then participate in active learning which emphasizes the Gospel and relationships. This ministry lays a strong foundation in helping our little ones to learn about sin, our need for a savior, and the importance of seeing our world from a biblical perspective. Parents pick up their children from their respective classes at the conclusion of service.
If you are concerned about your children making noise or “misbehaving” while together with adults in the morning worship service, let us put your mind at ease. Children need to be allowed to be children. We welcome them and their noises during our worship service because we see the value of teaching our children to worship the Lord together with the family of God.
Thursday nights from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM September through May in the Fellowship Hall is Awana - a global Bible-centered ministry for children that provides local churches with training and materials to reach boys and girls (and their families!) with the Gospel! At the heart of Awana is the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love, and serve Him!
The word Awana stands for “Approved workmen are not ashamed” and comes from 2 Timothy 2:15. “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.”
We operate Clubs for Cubbies (2 yrs B4 K), Sparks (K - 2nd grade), and T&T (3rd - 6th grade).