We believe that parents ultimately are given the greatest responsibility to nurture the faith of their children through instruction, correction, and modeling (Ephesians 6:4, Deuteronomy 6:4–9). The church’s role is to encourage, exhort, resource, and train parents in their role as spiritual leaders of their children. To that end, we seek to come alongside parents in the spiritual development of their children, not as primary disciple-makers, but as supplemental disciple-makers of these young people.
The following age-appropriate programs are available for children:
Available for infants and toddlers (ages 0-2 years old) during Sunday school and worship service hours.
Classes available for children ages 3-10, Sundays, 9:30-10:45 a.m. The Gospel Project curriculum is currently being used.
Sunday school time includes:
- Lesson from curriculum
Sunday Morning Service
Children ages 0-5 stay in their Sunday school classes for an extended version of the curriculum lesson, usually including songs and video from the lesson.
Children ages 5 and above are welcomed into the main service to participate in corporate worship with their families.
While we don’t expect children at these ages to fully comprehend and process all that is going on, we feel it’s important that children be introduced to and engaged in the main service as early as possible to begin hearing God’s word preached, singing together with the congregation, and witnessing the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper being observed.
We believe children will benefit from seeing their parents model joyful worship of the Lord with other believers on a weekly basis. Engaging children in the worship service at an early age also provides the foundation for further conversations between parents and children regarding the morning service.