Embrace: We want children to know that they are created by God in His image, so they are special and unique to God. Even though they are sinful and fallen, God has sent His own Son, Jesus, to rescue them. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, they enjoy the embrace of God the Father and the gift of life to the full that He gives to His children.
Equip: God has given us His Word to help us know Him and His heart. Children have the opportunity to learn and grow in their understanding of God by learning the truths of Scripture including redemptive history and how to apply biblical concepts to their lives. By teaching children the precepts of God’s Word, the Holy Spirit equips them to live as followers of Jesus.
Engage: God has created each child with purpose and special gifts. We want children to understand that they are equipped to take the message of the gospel into the world as Christ has commanded us. We will explore opportunities that God has given us to engage the world with the gospel by serving others and proclaiming the good news to our neighbors near and far.
Please fill out our Child Care Card to add your child to our Children’s Ministry roster.
We will begin virtual Sunday School September 13th, 2020. We will have one class for all ages that will be 20-25 minutes of a Bible story, prayer, and working on some memorization. You’ll find a new pre-recorded video each week on the Hope Kids YouTube channel. If you’d like to see the lesson overview, the schedule is here.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer Worship Classes right now. We hope to resume this aspect of our ministry soon.
- During September and October, on the second and fourth Sundays, we’ll have family worship services from 4:40-5:00pm in our outdoor Worship Lawn. This will be an engaging service focused on keeping kids actively involved in worship through kid-friendly songs, prayer, and kids liturgy. We’ll need at least one parent to stay with children during this 20 minutes to ensure social distancing. Afterwards you are welcome to stay, have a picnic (bring your own), meet with life groups, or do some distanced socializing from 5-5:45pm. Vespers will be from 5:45-6:30pm.
- Occasional parenting seminars and classes are offered. They will be advertised on the website, in Looking Up, and in monthly newsletters to parents.
- The children will learn Scripture Memory Verse(s) each month using Scripture set to music. They will sing and recite these during Sunday School and Worship each month. We encourage you to make this part of your family worship routine at home as well. You can find the schedule here.
- We have provided all regular attenders and members with some resources for worshipping at home. This included our Scripture Memory Verse ring, some cards for prayer and the Apostle’s Creed, and a devotional by Marty Machowski called Listen Up which is great for short devotions with your family. If you haven’t received one and would like to, please contact Sarah Beam.