And Jesus grew in wisdom (KNOWledge) and stature (GROWth)
and in favor with God and man. (SHOW Love) Luke 2:52
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What Do We Believe About Ministry to Children? We Believe...
children are important
to God; therefore they are important to us.
are learned and established as early as PreSchool.
we can change the statistics
of young people leaving the church after they finish school by engaging kids and helping them to fall in love with Jesus and His church.
for ministry to children is the primary responsibility of parents.
we are intended to
partner with parents
, to encourage and equip them in leading their children spiritually.
that to serve and lead children we must
put their needs ahead
of our own.
children should leave every kidz experience having learned something they can
take with them and live out.
in facilitating and encouraging continued learning throughout the week - it's
not just a Sunday Faith
What Do We Value in Ministry to Children? We Value...
Every child will be accepted, valued, affirmed, included, encouraged to participate and learn.
spiritual, emotional and physical
safety of children
– a child can’t learn if they don’t feel safe.
that help kids learn and grow in their knowledge of God
(Bible Skills, Scripture Memorization, Prayer, Evangelism, Worship)
Experiences make memories. Kids may not remember something they
heard or read but they WILL remember what they experienced for themselves.
of children – we will teach in a variety of ways so that all children have the opportunity to learn.
– kid to kid, kid to adult, kid to Jesus.
teaching. We will teach each age at a level that they can understand and comprehend.
teaching. We have to continually ask ourselves - "How does what we are teaching today relate to a child’s world?"
Can kids use what we are teaching today in their real world tomorrow?
God and his word never changes but our methods have to change to
consistent behavior expectations
and discipline that does not single out the disruptive child yet considers the needs of all to learn without unnecessary distractions.
preparing kids at each stage of their spiritual development for the
We want to make the time we have with kids to be the best hour of their
week! Besides, volunteers want to have fun too!
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