“Loving children of this generation.”
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
Here at Clayton Valley Church, our goal for the nursery is to provide a safe, clean and loving environment for all children we are privileged to have in our care. We feel it is important to give children a positive start when they come to church, and we want to do our best to make their first experience in church a happy one.
Our fully staffed nursery care is provided from birth to 24 months during Sunday School 9:00 AM and Worship Service 10:30 AM. The “infant” nursery includes a play and sleep area for newborns up to 1 year of age. The “toddler” nursery is stocked with safe, clean toys for babies who are walking and toddlers who have not passed their 2nd birthday. The Infant-Toddler Nursery is located on the main level between the Worship Center and the Maranatha Room.
Sunday School Program
Sunday mornings from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Children will be lovingly introduced to Jesus Christ and encouraged in their spiritual development from birth through 5th grade. Caring relationships are emphasized among children, teachers, and co-workers as we work toward goals and spiritual growth.
We believe that kids learn the most about worshiping God from Mom and Dad and so encourage families to participate in corporate worship together. During the Sunday morning service at 10:30 children 3 yrs. old – 5th grade attend church with their parents for the initial portion of the service. At an appointed time early in our service (before the message), an announcement will be made inviting children 3 yrs. old through 5th Grade to meet their Children’s Church teacher in the lobby. Their teachers will escort them to class. The children in these classes will enjoy active learning that emphasizes loving relationships. This ministry lays a strong foundation in helping our little ones to understand how to live biblically. Parents will pick up their children from their respective classes at the conclusion of service.
If you are concerned about your kids making noise or “misbehaving” while together with adults in the morning worship service, let us put your mind at ease. We think kids need to be allowed to be kids. 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).
At Clayton Valley Church, we have supported the Awana program for over 25 years because of the simple and seamless way that it brings God's Word into the home and hearts of families, because it allows us to play and laugh together (cry sometimes, too), and because we are dedicated to teaching future generations of the hope and love that is Jesus!
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