How We Welcome Children

Children are important to us! Jesus emphasized this to his first followers:

“Let the little children come to me . . . for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
Mark 10:14

We regard children as a special trust and gift. They, in turn, have gifts to offer to others.

On Sundays children are a part of the Congregational Gathering as we worship through
music and singing, and then go to a Children’s Ministry area where two adults- a teacher
and a helper- lead them in interactive and exciting learning. A Bible story and a variety of
activities such as a game, craft or drama may be used to convey the theme of the lesson.

From time to time we have other children’s activities available and make efforts to include
them in our congregational gatherings and activities.

Our teens follow a rotation of joining the adults for teaching on Sunday, helping with the
younger children and having their own teen class. They are also a part of Young Life, which
is a teen outreach ministry that meets in our building.

All those working with children and teens are carefully screened according to our Protocol
and Procedures for the Prevention of Abuse. A copy pertaining to this is available upon