OUR MINISTRY PHILOSOPHY
Our goal is to partner with parents as we raise our children to know and love God in Christ. We therefore promise:
to claim every opportunity to encourage and enable parents as they work to fulfill the responsibility God has primarily assigned to them (Eph 6:4);
to use age-appropriate, God-centered curriculum to teach our children the themes and stories of the Bible, especially how the Bible’s parts relate to the whole message of the gospel (Deut. 6:6-9; Luke 24:27);
to pray for our children, that God’s Spirit would open their eyes to see their need for Jesus and embrace the riches of God’s grace (Eph. 1:16-20);
and to model the love of God and faithful Christian living in the way that we treat those under our care (John 13:33-34).
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL
Each Sunday at 9:00am we offer classes for infants through elementary-aged children. Children are taught using a Bible study curriculum developed by Children Desiring God. You can find more information about this material at childrendesiringgod.org.
One of the ways we teach our children the main truths of the Bible and prepare them to see the beauty of the gospel is to use the time-tested tradition of catechesis. A catechism is a set of big questions–for example, “Who made you?” “What is God?” “How can you glorify God?”–along with brief, memorable answers. We use an updated version of what’s called the Westminster Shorter Catechism, set to this fun and engaging music.
Childcare is available during our 10:30AM worship service for infants through pre-schoolers.