Children

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.” (Matthew 5:16). In partnering with families, our desire is to strengthen the spiritual bond loving caregivers have with their children to lead them to Christ, and to nurture that spiritual growth from birth. Our prayer is for personal relationship with Jesus for each child so that each may become a light for Him.

Our children’s ministry strives to GLORIFY God. We:
  • G row families in the knowledge of Christ that they may more confidently meet the spiritual needs of their children
  • L ove children in a safe environment that provides age-appropriate Bible study and models Christ's love
  • O pen hearts and minds to the needs of others
  • R ecruit, train, and support teachers, mentors, and volunteers who impact children in their walk with Christ
  • I nvolve children in worship through prayer, music, stewardship, and study of the Scriptures
  • F urnish fun activities that reinforce family bonds and friendships while being spiritually enriching and honoring to God
  • Y earn for God's direction as we minister to the spiritual, mental, social, physical, and emotional needs of His children

Leadership

Kristie Beals

Children's Ministry Director

Little Lights Preschool Ministry includes children ages birth – Kindergarten. Besides Sunday morning and evening programming, we include our preschoolers in Vacation Bible School, Parent and Child Dedication, small group Bible study for mommies and babies, and family playdates.

Sunday Mornings

Babies through Age 3:

9:30 am - Sunday School (Lifeway’s “Bible Studies for Life”)

11 am - Extended Care

Age 4 through Kindergarten:

9:30 am - Children’s Church in the classroom

11 am - Sunday school (Lifeway’s “Bible Studies for Life”)

Sunday Nights

5 pm - Preschool Choir: Cherub Choir (Age 3 - Kindergarten)

5:30 pm - Preschool Missions: Mission Friends (Age 3 - Kindergarten);

6 pm - Dinner in the WBC Fellowship Hall

6:30 pm - Preschool Bible Fun (Age 3 - Kindergarten)

First through fifth graders make up SHINE Children’s Ministry. In addition to participating in Worship, our children learn in large and small group studies and activities. We encourage family involvement in extra-curricular planned events throughout the year including Vacation Bible School, Promotion, Outdoor Activities, and missional events.

Sunday Mornings

1st through 5th grade:

9:30 am – 10 am - Family Worship (Children may optionally attend Children’s Church from 10 am – 11 am. Leave from Sanctuary.)

11 am - Sunday School (Lifeway’s "Explore the Bible")

Every Fifth Sunday - Family Worship (No Children’s Church - Family Sunday School in Fellowship Hall)

Sunday Nights

5 pm - Children's Choir: His Instruments of Praise (Grades 1 - 5)

6 pm - Dinner in the WBC Fellowship Hall

6:30 pm - Children's Missions: Children in Action (Grades 1 - 5)