Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Our Children's Ministry serves children ages 3 years old through 5th grade. In this section, you will find information about the various programs we offer in our Children's Ministry. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the church office at (910) 944-1093.
Following the Children's Sermon in 11 o'clock worship, children ages 3 years old through 1st grade go to the Chapel in the Children's Building for a separate service that includes a brief lesson, sharing joys and concerns, prayer time and music. Parents pick children up from Chapel immediately following worship.
For Sunday School we use Cokesbury's "Rock Solid" curriculum and divide into the following classes: PreK, K-1st Grade, 2nd-3rd Grade and 4th-5th Grade. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday.
K.I.D.'s Club (Kids In Discipleship)
K.I.D.'s Club meets on Wednesday nights following Wednesday Night Supper from 6:30-7:15 p.m. You do not have to participate in Wednesday Night Supper to participate in K.I.D.'s Club. Children are taught in a one-room classroom style setting (usually in the Chapel) and share a Bible lesson, crafts, music, prayer time, fun and fellowship.
Parents Night Out & Kids PJ Party
At least twice per quarter, our Children's Ministry offers parents an opportunity for a "date night" or just a chance to go to the grocery store without little ones. Kids wear their pjs, bring a blanket and pillow and watch movies from 6 to 9 p.m. Sometimes we make crafts or bake cookies, too! The cost is $3 per child and includes pizza for dinner.
Each year we have an Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday, a Butterfly Release on Easter Sunday, a Mother's Day Program in worship in May, Vacation Bible School (see below) in June, Trunk or Treat Halloween Alternative Event in October and a Children's Christmas Program in worship in December. We also have other special events during Bible Zone such as a petting farm, pony rides and field trips.
Vacation Bible School
We usually hold Vacation Bible School during the early Summer months. We usually provide dinner, a VBS t-shirt and VBS music CD to each participant.
We provide nursery during 11 a.m. worship and special services for children under the age of three in our Children's Building. We have an on-site pager system.