In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus encourages families to bring their children to him, and he rebukes his disciples for initially preventing that. Children and families are incredibly important, and that is why we make deliberate spaces for children--in worship, in children's church, and everywhere else.
We have a variety of Sunday School classes available for all ages. Whether your child needs loving care and play in our nursery, or is ready to tackle some Bible stories, games, and prayers in one of our elementary Sunday school classes, we have something to help them discover that they are loved and a valuable part of our family of faith.
Having children in our worship services is something we love. Their exuberance, their smiling faces, even the noise they make--it keeps things lively. But we also understand that it can be exhausting for parents. That's why twice a month we dismiss children age 3 to fifth grade to their own special time of worship, learning, and playing.
There is just something about sharing a delicious meal that can't be replicated any other way. On Wednesday evenings we invite families to have dinner together in our Family Life Center. After dinner, children have the opportunity to play some games, sing some songs, and hear a Bible story from Granny Goodbook!