LIFEWAY KIDS K-5th
Recognizing the enormous task and responsibility parents face in raising a child in today’s culture, Lifeway Kids exists with the goal of partnering with you as you lead your child into becoming a committed and effective follower of Christ. Utilizing passionate teachers, multi-media, hands-on activities and games, we strive to tap into each child’s learning style and present the person of Jesus and the principles of God’s Word in an understandable, fun and thought provoking way. Listed below are our varied Children's Ministry opportunities. Scroll to the bottom to see our newly renovated Children's Ministry area!
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:00am
Simultaneous with the adult LifeGroups meeting at 9:00am, we also have age appropriate groups for children. These are all located in our newly renovated Children’s Wing.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 10:15am
Elevate Kids: (1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays of each month)
With the goal of raising up kids in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Eph. 6:4), Elevate Kids is held in The Town Square of the Children’s Education wing on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month, Kindergarteners through 5th graders begin in the main service with their parents. Children are dismissed from the service and are escorted to "The Square" by Lifeway Kids workers. Elevate Kids focuses on making Jesus and the Bible relevant and applicable to everyday life through videos, skits, hands-on activities and/or games. Occasionally snacks are served to enhance the effectiveness of the Bible story. Children are kept in the "The Square" until a parent/guardian picks them up.
Family Sunday: (2nd Sunday of each month)
Because it is important for families to experience worship together, children (K-5th) remain in the entire service once per month. The regular worship service is altered slightly by the addition of a “children’s sermon,” where a presentation aimed for kids (and the kids at heart) is inserted into the regular service.
WKFM: (4th Sunday of each month)
WKFM stands for Wesleyan Kids For Missions, and it meets on the 4th Sunday of the month in place of Elevate Kids. Like Elevate Kids, children begin in the main service and are dismissed to The Town Square escorted by Lifeway Kids workers. WKFM focuses on global missions and life in other cultures. Children experience real life stories of missionaries and children living in other cultures via video. They often get to sample foods from the cultures or countries they are studying as well. WKFM gives children a vision of God’s work around the world.
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 6:00pm (During the school year)
Beginning with a free meal served by a faithful crew of Lifeway Kids workers, Kids Konnect purposes to do just that…connect kids… with each other, with good role models, and with Jesus. Following a dinner served family style, children are divided into groups where they learn about Jesus, the heroes of the Faith, Biblical principles that bring success in life (both now and forever), and the personal application of what is being learned to their own lives through the use of multi-media, skits, creative teaching, hands-on activities and energetic recreational games.
Though Kids Konnect is completely free, participant families must read and agree to the guidelines and submit a registration form for their child to be enrolled in the program. The guidelines can be read (and printed) online by clicking on the appropriate link at the top right of this page. The registration/waiver form can also be downloaded there to be printed off and brought in to the church by the parent/guardian. You may also request that a form be mailed to you or stop by the church office and pick one up.
We do offer bus service to a limited area surrounding the church on Wednesday evenings. If this service is of interest to you, please print off the transportation request/permission form and submit that with your Kids Konnect registration/waiver form. You will be added to the route provided your address is within our transportation service area, there is space, and you agree with the terms of transportation.
2017 Vacation Bible School:
July 16th-21. 2017 6:00 - 8:30 PM
So much fun! So many kids! This year's VBS was record
breaking! We spent the week learning about ourselves, our
Maker and our purpose! Along the way, the kids raised over $1,000 for Kids Against Hunger! We finished off the week with a fun carnival featuring a giant water slide, a slip-n-slide and candy being dropped from an airplane! Stay tuned to see what will
happen next year!
Every summer we have a Lifeway Kids' Water Day at Kreager Park's Splash pad for some "Hot summer, cool fun!" This event featured, you guessed it! WATER, and lots of it. Along with free food, drinks and a bouncy house, it makes for a great summer afternoon event! Check out our Lifeway Kids Facebook page for more information on this year's event August 1 from 3-6pm.
LIFEWAY KIDS GETS A FACE-LIFT!
FORMS + GUIDELINES