The Bible tells us that children are a reward--an heritage from the Lord. The care and well-being of your children is of our highest concern. Our desire is to protect, take care of, love, and teach your children.
We have a nursery/toddler room for infants and children not yet old enough to go into a classroom. The nursery is set up with closed-circuit television so moms
can stay with their baby if needed. In the nursery/toddler room, there is a check-in counter for parents to sign in their children. They are then given a pager with a number assigned to their child. This is set up is in case the parent is needed, and for the safety of the children. If a parent is needed during service, we will simply page that parent to notify them. When picking up the children at the end of service, you must show your pager to receive your child. We do this as a security measure. The safety of your children is of utmost importance.
Our children's church is divided into appropriate grade levels so that the Word of God can be taught specifically geared to each groups' understanding. Like the toddler/nursery, there is a sign-in sheet for each child to be signed into their appropriate class. Parents are given a number so that, at the end of service, only they can sign out their own child. Classes range from preschool all the way up to 9th grade. Our 4th - 9th graders are encouraged to sit in with the adults during morning worship. Preschool through 4th grade begin with a time of their own children's worship. We lead them in fun, animated songs that sing of the nature of Jesus. We end worship about the same time as the adults, allowing those 4th - 9th graders who sat in the sanctuary to join their proper class. Our desire is to teach the children the Bible from a young age so that it is real and personal for them. The Bible says, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
We have many rules and guidelines for our teachers to ensure your child's safety. Anyone desiring to be a teacher or helper must fill out an application. Our application asks many questions of the applicant, informs us of their background, and provides a list of references. Our teachers must be people that have been coming to this church for a while--people that are known by our Children's Overseer, and of a good reputation. Teachers are given a curriculum they must follow according to the Word of God. We also have Security protecting our church during all services, roaming the halls, always watching over your children.