Philosophy of Children and Family Ministry
Our focus is to provide children with a safe, loving, and exciting environment where they can encounter Jesus, impact those around them, and grow for the future.
“Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” Proverbs 22:6
The Bible Explains…
Children are a gift from God (Psalm 127:3)
We must educate our children with the word of God (Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Psalm 78:4)
Children are the future (Proverbs 13:22; Matthew 18:1-5)
We believe that every child is important and has the ability and privilege to learn about the word of God. By teaching children in their young age about the word of God we are saving them for a lifetime. We want to build up children now so that they can become the great godly leaders of tomorrow. Jesus loved the little children and we should too. We want them to have a deep relationship with Christ, apply what they learn to their lives, encourage them to tell others about Jesus in their communities as well as around the world through missions, and to keep the word in their hearts for the future, without ignoring or watering down Biblical principles.
We will train leaders and volunteers that will help point children towards a relationship with Christ. We will accomplish this by creating a healthy, loving, joyful and accepting atmosphere as soon as they walk in. We will provide enjoyable activities, dynamic games, engaging worship, meaningful prayer, mission’s opportunities, and vibrant teachings that are centered on directing the kids to Jesus. Leaders and volunteers will lead by example inside and outside the classroom. Parents hold the primary role of discipling their children, so our job as a children’s ministry is to come beside and affirm what the parent/guardian has already been doing throughout the week. We will create a relationship with the parents, minister to them, keep them informed, and encourage them to disciple their children in the word of God.
“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4