CHILDREN ARE OUR MINISTRY!
We believe our Children’s Ministry is a vitally important aspect of our church, and we want your family to feel welcome and valued the moment you step through our doors! We have age-specific classrooms ranging from newborn through elementary-aged children, so that we can best meet the needs of each age group.
Each service is designed to give your children a place to have fun, as well as learn about God and grow in a relationship with Him. We encourage your children to grow in their gifts and abilities and create an environment for healthy relationships between both their peers and leaders..
Sunday Morning: 9:30 to 10:45 AM – Nursery through 5th Grade classes (year-round)
Sunday Morning: 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM – Nursery through 5th Grade classes (year-round)
Sunday Night: 6:00 to 7:15 PM – Nursery through Age 2 (year-round)
Sunday Night Awana: 6:00 to 7:30 PM – Age 3 through Grade 6 (September through May)
Wednesday Night: 6:30 to 7:45 PM – Nursery through 5th Grade classes (September through May)
Available for children from infancy to 23 months of age
Available for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds
Elementary classes are available for 5-year-olds to 5th graders.
Upon arrival, all parents are encouraged to check in their children.
Returning families can go to one of our check-in computers located just inside the doors at the Atrium entrance. They should enter the last 4 digits of their phone number, check in each of their children and two labels will print for each child. One, the child will wear. The second label is what the parents will need to present when they wish to pick up their child.
New attendees should go to the New Family Check-In Center, which is the room on their right as they enter the Atrium doors. A volunteer will help with the necessary registration, and the parent will receive two labels as listed above.
Please take note of the side screens in the sanctuary. If parental assistance is needed during the sermon, it is on those side screens that we will post the last 4 digits of the cell phone number the parent provided when they registered. If parents do not respond to the phone number on the screens, we will text them. Please check your phones! Thank you..
Our nursery is a place where newborns can receive care while their parents enjoy the Sunday service. Nursery volunteers spend time with the babies by reading, singing and praying for them.
Our preschool-aged area is designed to help them develop through expressive worship, Bible stories and craft time. We have adopted an exciting new curriculum for the preschool and elementary-aged children. In addition, they will be given free time to play with each other and interact with the leaders.
Our elementary-aged area is a service led by our adult leaders with help from the children themselves. Creating an encouraging and creative place for children to grow in their gifts, abilities and love for the Lord is our goal. Each week, a biblical theme is presented to the kids through expressive worship, scripture reading, activities and teachings. We desire that children leave each service knowing they are loved by God, valuing their peers, and confidently walking in and serving others with their gifts.
In addition to our corporate gathering, the group leaders meet with smaller groups of students to engage in activities that reinforce what was taught in the corporate gathering. This provides an opportunity for the group leaders to make a deeper connection with the kids and encourage them to grow in their relationships with God and each other.
Kids’ Church – We are very excited about the new Kids’ Church curriculum. Regular offerings for Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge (BGMC) are received each time we meet. In addition to this, we are receiving aluminum cans from kids each week to turn in for money in support of BGMC.
Nursery – Nursery is provided for children 1-23 months of age. We sing songs, read books & pray over them.
Preschool (2s, 3s & 4s) – Join us on First Look Lane (first floor off the Atrium area – Door 4) for a weekly, web-based curriculum designed for preschoolers. It’s a strategy for both church AND home to give kids a faith that will last forever and make church a place they want to be. It weaves together music, small group discussions, video presentations and creative activities to reinforce one clear and simple theme each week, so kids will walk away remembering what matters most.
Each week, we will collect a missions offering that will be given to Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge (BGMC).
Elementary (5/K – Grade 5) – The elementary students go to the second floor of the Atrium (Door 4) for 252 Kids: the next step up from the preschoolers’ First Look program. It is a weekly, web-based curriculum specifically designed for kids in kindergarten through grade 5. Like the First Look program, it weaves together music, small group discussions, video presentations and creative activities to reinforce a clear theme each week, so kids will walk away remembering a relevant lesson they can put into practice all week long.
Each week, we will collect a missions offering that will be given to Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge (BGMC).
Let’s help our kids grow up:
Making wiser choices,
Building stronger relationships, and
Developing a deeper faith.
AWANA is available for kids 3 years of age through 6th grade during the school year. Preregistration is required. E-mail email@example.com to register..
Come and join the Fun!
For kids 3 years old to 6th grade
Start Date: September 9, 2018
Ending Date: May 5, 2019
Meeting Time: 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Your kids will enjoy…
FRIENDS! GAMES! AWARDS! SMALL GROUPS!
PRIZES! BIBLE TEACHINGS! THEME NIGHTS! THE STORE!
Registration is Required
If you are the parent of a child who would like to participate in AWANA, but has not yet registered, please come at least 15 minutes early to allow time to fill out the Parental Consent Registration Form. A registration table will be available in the Atrium on Sunday night.
Registration Fee (includes all awards, prizes, and theme nights): $25.00 per child
Cubbies and Sparks (ages 3-5 & K-grade 2)
Total Cost (includes registration fee): $46.00
T&T (grades 3-6)
Total Cost (includes registration fee): $51.00
What is AWANA?
This acronym is taken from the key verse – 2 Timothy 2:15.
AWANA is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. It is a fun-filled, Bible-based program with awards/badges, a different game each week and exciting interactive teaching. Volunteers connect with kids through small- and large-group activities, Bible lessons and games.
Kids will have a blast:
- earning points to spend at the AWANA store and
- earning badges for their uniforms.
For more information, please contact Michael Keating at firstname.lastname@example.org
AWANA® and the AWANA logo are registered trademarks and service marks of AWANA Clubs International. Used by permission.
Nursery is available from 6:30 – 7:45 PM for children from one month to 23 months of age.
Preschool Classes are held for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds.
Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ)
JBQ for kids in Kindergarten through grade 6 is an engaging program that uses lessons, games, and team competition to teach children how to work together to memorize scripture and hide God’s Word in their hearts. For more information, contact Pastor Sharon at email@example.com.
5-Year-Olds/Kindergarten – Grade 5 (large and small groups)
Beginning September 5, this group will focus on the same scriptures as the Junior Bible Quiz students. They will each receive a small booklet of questions (from the NIV Bible) to learn at their own, relaxed pace. Each booklet has 15 verses, and as they learn the answers to the questions, they will earn points to spend at the prize room.
Wednesday Nights 6:30 – 7:45 PM
For children in kindergarten through 6th grade
Registration is required.
If you are the parent of a child who would like to participate in JBQ, but has not yet registered, please come to the New Family Check-In Center at least 15 minutes early on Wednesday night to allow yourself time to complete the Parental Consent Registration Form.
All parents of quizzers who participate in monthly meets are required to attend and assist in those meets. They serve as coaches, officials, judges, or cheerleaders for the quizzers.
Basic JBQ facts
There are 2 leagues: A (Advanced: grades 3 – 6) & B (Beginner: K – 2nd grade).
576 questions are split into 10-, 20-, and 30-point values.
10-point questions are comprised of short Bible verses and basic Bible facts, such as: What giant did David kill? Who was the first person to pay tithes and to whom did he pay them? What is sanctification?
20-point questions cover short Bible verses and some theology, for example: Why did Jesus come to earth? What is the proper method of water baptism? Why do Christians worship on Sunday instead of the Sabbath?
30-point questions are primarily longer Bible verses and include such questions as: Who can become God’s children? Who were the 12 sons of Jacob? What twelve Old Testament books were written by the Minor Prophets?
On Wednesday nights, we practice the questions using the buzzer boxes, play games with the questions, give a short Bible lesson, and include an activity or craft. Generally, we have a loud, crazy, fun time with the kids!
Why we support JBQ?
By hearing these same 576 questions and answers over and over again, the information is firmly planted in their hearts and minds. They NEVER forget these truths. Ask any former quizzer and they can rattle off information and verses they learned years before.
These students see each other at quiz meets every year and become friends with other Christian kids from all over the state. They see these same friends at summer camp, kids’ retreats, and later, at youth convention and other group events. It becomes a Group for children and for the parents who see each other just as often!
May 13 / 9:30 & 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM
During the morning services, the children will be taught the importance of honoring their moms according to the Bible.
On Mother’s Day, May 13th, we will have Parent/Child Dedications as a part of our 11:00 AM service.
Dedication is a significant act on the part of parents and signifies the desire to raise their child(ren) in a biblical fashion. We want to be
among your strongest supporters and your trusted partners as you raise your children to know what it means to have a personal
relationship with Jesus Christ.
If you are interested in participating in a dedication service, you may pick up an application at Guest Services in the church lobby or
use the link below to read the information online, fill out the application and submit it at Guest Services or mail it to First Assembly
with “ATTN: Parent/Child Dedication Form” written under the address.
If you have any questions or want to make an appointment for counseling regarding the dedication of your child(ren), please contact
the church office at 701.232.0003.
AWANA Awards Party
Sunday, May 20th / 6:00 PM
AWANA kids, invite your parents to our Awards Party on Sunday, May 20th! Yearly achievements will be awarded and we will PARTY!
Our Children’s Ministry exists to identify and develop the gifts God has given each child and to equip them to become everything God has ordained for them.
We are always grateful for additional volunteers to serve as teachers and helpers, but there are many other areas in which to serve, such as small group leader, assistant leader, Bible teacher (preschool and elementary), nursery volunteer, check-in assistant, check-in host/hostess, tech/sound operator, and Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) leader.