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Our Mission Statement

Our Goal is to effectively communicate the love of God through the teaching of His Word, that the next generation will acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior and live to please Him, and to support parents as they do the same. This means we teach on their level. We teach within the limits of their attention spans. We teach consistently. We respect them as they are: made in the image of God.

 

Curriculum

The Ones

The Ones curriculum is called Baby Bible. As the children are seated in their bucket seats, God’s Word is presented in song with visuals. Some of the things they learn include: God loves us, The Bible is God’s Word, Jesus is God’s Son, God made everything, and God gave me a family.

 

The Twos

Bible Play for Tiny Tots is our curriculum for twos. God’s love comes to life with games and adventures that children love as they walk, run and learn to talk through God’s Word. God’s love is fun!

 

The Threes

Our curriculum for threes is called Play N Worship. For a whole month, we will focus on the same Bible lesson. It includes a storyboard, DVD worship, and activities to reinforce the lesson such as block play, doll play, games and coloring pages.

 

King's Kids

King's Kids is a time of fellowship for children ages 4-8 years old. We learn about the love of God and what it means to to acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior. We do this through storytelling, games, songs, and snacks that weave God's message of love and redemption from the stories and characters of the Bible.

 

FAQ

How do I volunteer to serve in Children’s Church?

If you’ve been attending for at least 6 months and you’d like to volunteer in the children’s department, email Julie Essley at essleyj@gmail.com. We recommend that you take the “I'm Saved, Hallelujah! What Now?” class or the Servant’s Class when it becomes available.

 

Can my teenager drop my child off?

No, only parents may drop off and pick up their children.

 

My child has separation anxiety when I try to drop him off. What should I do?

The best thing to do is to talk to him beforehand so that he knows what to expect. When it’s time to drop off, say goodbye, hand him over to the teacher and leave the area so he can’t see you and be reminded of his misery. Please do not hover around the door to check on him. Should he be inconsolable after 10 minutes, the teacher will put your number on the screen for you to pick him up. Do not be discouraged if it takes awhile for him to acclimate. If he stays for 10 minutes the first Sunday and 20 minutes the second Sunday, that is progress! Once you get to know his classmates and their parents, you might want to arrange playdates during the week so that on Sunday, you can mention how fun it will be to play with his new friends.

 

What should I bring when I drop off my child?

If the child is 1 or 2, please bring a sippy cup with their name on it. Please do not allow your child to bring their personal toys. That leads to problems. Please hang your child’s coat up in the coat closet or keep it with you.

 

May I bring my child if he’s sick?

If your child has had a fever, diarrhea or vomiting within the past 24 hours or has an untreated, contagious condition such as pink eye, strep throat, head lice, whooping cough, chicken pox, ringworm or impetigo, please keep them in the sanctuary with you. Should your child develop a fever while in the nursery, his temperature will be taken and your number will alert you.

 

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Senior Pastor Robin E. Ricks


1325 County Road 9
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
937.599.4464

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