Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Luke 18:16).
We believe that it’s an honor and privilege to participate in the spiritual formation of children connected to our church. We aim to encourage and support the ministry of parents by faithfully teaching and modeling what it means to follow Jesus. We also want to protect and care for any child that comes through the doors of our building. This means that all of our volunteers have a personal understanding of the good news of Jesus Christ, are sufficiently trained in our childcare policy, and have gone through a proper background check.
We want to provide this ministry during our main public gatherings for three reasons. First, we seek to minister directly to children as faithfulness to the “Great Commission” (Mt. 28:16-20; Luke 18:15-17). We want to call them to believe on Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and follow Him all their days. Second, we seek to supplement parental teaching at home. The primary responsibility is on the parents to instruct their children in the things of God and model a Christian walk for them (Deut. 6:1-9; Eph. 6:1-4). Thirdly, we want to provide the opportunity for parents to receive the Word of Christ without distraction. A concentrated time of hearing God’s Word and fellowship with His people is not only a huge blessing to busy parents, but a needed source of grace for discipling their children the rest of the week.
To help us accomplish these goals, we use an excellent curriculum called The Gospel Project. This interactive program seeks to show kids how the whole Bible points to Jesus. Check out the video below.