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Kids’ Ministry

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Children are a Gift from God

We are here for your children all year. Below are ways your children can become more involved in their relationship with God, peers and this congregation. For more information, contact Tanya Fuller, Director of Children’s Ministries.

 

Grow Curriculum

The Grow Curriculum was created by kid’s pastors with a goal to help kids grow spiritually by teaching and discussing Scripture in developmentally appropriate ways.  The Grow scope and sequence will take kids through every significant Bible story in three years. We spend an equal amount of time in the Old and New Testaments.

Fun Fridays

The Grow Ministry is reaching our kids in new ways during quarantine. Kids from kindergarten through sixth grade are invited for Fun Fridays starting in February. Sessions meet on the first and third Fridays of the month from 5:00- 5:30pm for pre-kindergarten to third grade and 5:30 -6:00pm for fourth to sixth grade on Zoom. See you there! #Grow2021

Subscribe Now

A 5-week series on Following Jesus.

 

If only we could get to know the people behind our favorite YouTube channels. The ability to “subscribe now” gives people the impression that the connection is just that easy, but connection takes a bit more effort.  It takes following and learning from those we want to know better.  We often look for friends and places to belong, places where forgiveness exists, places to experience a genuine connection.  The Gospels teach us that places like this do exist.  Through these stories, we learn to know God through Jesus, to know forgiveness because of Jesus, and realize Jesus knows us and wants us to follow him.

Week 1: Jesus Comes to the World: John 1:1-18/Ephesians 1:3-14

Week 2: The story of Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist.

Week 3: The story of Jesus calling Philip and Nathanael to be his disciples.

Week 4: The story of Jesus calling Andrew and Peter to be his disciples.

Week 5: The story of Jesus helping a suffering man

PRESCHOOL VIDEOS

ELEMENTARY VIDEOS

GIFT CLASS VIDEOS

Blast Off Series

3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . blast off!  Blast off is a four week series on Spiritual Habits. We will launch four big ideas on how to grow spiritually: by spending time with God; spending time with others; using our gifts and sharing our story.

 

For Parents: A valuable resource on spiritual growth is Raising Disciples: How to Make Faith Matter for Our Kids by Natalie Frisk. The book gives a practical approach to living an authentic faith that values the Bible.

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Week 1: Jesus visits Mary and Martha

Week 2: Jesus cures a paralyzed man

Week 3: Peter and John share the Gospel

Week 4: Jesus washes his Disciples’ feet

PRESCHOOL VIDEOS

ELEMENTARY VIDEOS

GIFT CLASS VIDEOS

For Parents

As caregivers sometimes, it may be tricky to find ways to help kids spend time with God on their own, in an age-appropriate way. Here are few ways:

  • Use a good Bible translation
  • Teach kids ways to pray throughout the day
  • Play kid-friendly worship songs

Music
Bethel Music Kids
Hillsong Kids

Books
Elementary: When God Made the World by Matthew Paul Turner
Preschool: All Creatures Great and Small by Naoko Stoop.

Families enjoy "The Magic of Zinn" performance in the Courtyard.
Families enjoy "The Magic of Zinn" performance in the Courtyard.

Seasonal Programs

Seasonally, we try to create an opportunity for the younger members of our congregation with a series of special programs that include Advent/Christmas activities, Pastor’s Egg Decorating Party, Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Program and more!

Vacation Bible School

We are disappointed to announce the cancellation of our week long Vacation Bible School for this June due to mandated restrictions on gatherings. We are hopeful, however, that we will still be able to host shorter special events for kids and families before the end of the summer. Stay tuned for more details as we monitor the situation and creatively consider the possibilities!

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September 26 Design a T-shirt Party