GRADES 1 - 5
Our ministry for children in grades 1-5 seeks to continue to lay biblical foundations in their lives to prepare them to follow Christ. On Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m., Sunday School is offered to provide age graded Bible study opportunities. We use the BaptistWay Press curriculum with our school-age children. Children attend morning worship with their families at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. Children's worship bulletins are provided to assist children as they participate in the worship service.
On Sunday evenings during the school year, Children's Bible Drill is offered for children in grades 3-5. Children's Bible Drill challenges older children to learn the books of the Bible, memorize 25 Bible verses and 10 key passages. Bible Drill begins in November. We ask that parents join us for our first class as we go over the Bible Drill schedule and plans. During the Spring of each year, Bible Buddies is offered to children in 1st and 2nd grades, which precedes Bible Drill in grades 3-5.
In the Fall and Spring of each year the Getting Ready Class is held for 3 weeks for 3rd-5th graders. This class is for children who are asking questions about their faith and who are thinking of joining the church.
On Wednesday evenings, children's choirs are offered at 5:45 p.m. Handbell and chimes groups for older children are also offered on Wednesdays. At 6:30 p.m., girls are involved in Girls in Action (GA's) and boys are involved in Royal Ambassadors (RA's) as they learn more about mission action and the work of missionaries around the world.
Many opportunities are offered for children through our Christian Life Center. We offer a soccer league for children in the fall and a basketball league during the winter months. During the summer, TeamKID Day Camp is offered for younger children and Crosspoint Sports Camp is offered for older children. Our Christian Life Center also offers Family Skating on Friday nights during which many of our children enjoy the time to play and skate with their friends.
Special events for children include the Easter Rock Hunt, "Getting Ready" classes (for those thinking about becoming Christians), Celebrate Children Sunday, Vacation Bible School, Fall Festival and the Children's Christmas Party.
For more information on our Children's Ministry you may call the Children's Ministry office @704-366-4030 x125 or call the Minister with Children and their Families, Rev. Julia Wright @ 704-366-4030 x140 or e-mail JULIA WRIGHT.
MISSIONS EDUCATION (The following groups DO NOT meet during the summer months. The schedule listed below is for the school months only.)
Wednesdays beginning at 6:30 p.m.
**Girls in Action For girls in Grades 1-5
Girls love coming to GA's each week! Girls will be involved in praying for missions, giving to missions and doing missions. In addition , girls will participate in World Ventures, which is the individual achievement plan for GA's.
Classes: Grade 1 Room 2204
Grade 2 Room 2226
Grade 3 Room 2224
Grade 4 Room 2210-12
Grade 5 Room 2302
For boys in Grades 1-5
Great adventures await boys in RA's! Each week boys come together to play and learn about missionaries and pray for the work of missionaries. Each month boys will be involved in a hands-on mission action project. They also will work on their individual advancement materials. A yearly highlight is RA Racer night!
Classes: Grade 1 & 2 Room 2205
Grade 3 Room 2213
Grade 4 Room 2215
Grade 5 Room 2225
Please stop by the table outside the Children's Ministry office to get a copy of the Missions Calendar for the year which includes our monthly mission action projects, if you did not receive one in the mail.