Psalms 8:2 MSG
“Nursing infants gurgle choruses about You; toddlers shout the songs that drown out enemy talk and silence atheist babble.”
“You have taught children and infants to give You praise.”
“…You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.”
The Babes (Birth through 5 years)
This is an exciting time for children developmentally and spiritually. We endeavor to provide a safe and healthy environment as well as foster a healthy respect for God and each other. It is our heart that the children develop at a very young age that they were created for purpose and have a destiny in God. The Nursing Station and Nursery are available for parents to utilize throughout the service.
To see a 1 year old squeal and laugh with delight at the wonderment of bubbles or beginning to walk around the room; a 2 yr. old willingly sharing their banner during worship time with a child arriving late to class; or being excited to see their friends arrive to class and giving them hugs or offering support to a younger child who is working through separation anxiety by giving a hug, saying its okay, and trying to give them a toy; working side by side and sometimes together with different activities. These are exciting years! We try to instill a love for God’s Word at an early age.
Here the children learn truths and put into practice what they are learning, which is such a blessing. The children continue to learn from God’s Word, to develop language, and to say what they want or don’t want; to ask another friend for the toy they are playing with without grabbing; to learn that it’s okay if someone says no to them; to share; and to just discover the world that God created for them. We foster a heart of worship for God and to see Jesus lifted up through prayer, the use of banners, musical instruments, and our voices.
Kingdom Kids (Ages 6-12)
Here we continue to develop our respect for God and others, and how to serve God through serving others. The children continue to learn through God’s Word. We believe they have a place in the body of Christ. It is our desire that children know God in an intimate personal way, that they are filled with Holy Spirit and out of that relationship impact their world for Jesus. We see continuously throughout God’s Word how God has used children. We encourage behavior that is fitting for Kingdom-bound kids who have given their hearts to Jesus, for their lifestyle should be a worship unto God. We make time for them to share if they feel God has given a word, picture, prayer, song, or idea. We long for the children to recognize and find their purpose and destiny. It is a blessing to see them draw closer to God and step out in obedience to the Lord!