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.
Every Wednesday night, JBQ (Junior Bible Quiz) practices their questions using the buzzer boxes, plays games with the questions, has a short lesson or Bible story, and includes an activity or craft. Generally, we have a loud, crazy and fun time with these kids! Come on and join the fun!! JBQ Kick-off is upstairs in the Kids’ Church at 6:30 PM on Wednesday nights. For more information, please contact Travis & Trisha Glanzer – firstname.lastname@example.org Register here for JBQ
Sunday Morning: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Nursery through 5th Grade classes (Year Round)
Sunday Morning: 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Nursery through 5th Grade classes (Year Round)
Sunday Night: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Nursery through Age 2 (Year Round)
Sunday Night: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Age 3 through Grade 6 (September through May)
Wednesday Night: 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. – Nursery through 5th Grade classes (September through May)
Available for 1 month to 23 months of age
Available for 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds
Available for 5-year-olds to 5th graders
Upon arrival, all parents are encouraged to check their children in at the Children’s Check-in Center.
Returning families can go to one of our check-in computers and enter the last 4 digits of their phone number. 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. For new attendees, a check-in 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. They are given free time to play with each other and interact with the leaders. The curriculum titles being presented each week will be posted for your convenience.
Our elementary-aged area is a service run by 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 in their gifts.
In addition to our corporate gathering, the group leaders meet with smaller groups of kids to do 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 to encourage them to grow in their relationships with God and each other.
Kids’ Church – The curriculum titles being presented each week are posted on our website for your convenience. Regular offerings for BGMC (Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge) 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.
Sunday, October 22nd
Nursery – Sing songs, read books & pray over them
Preschool – Theme: God cares for us – Story: Food from Heaven
Bible Verse: 1 Peter 5:7 “Turn all your worries over to him. He cares about you.”
BGMC Offering: $13.92
5s/Ks class – What’s in the Bible?:
The Historical Books – Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, Ezra, Nehemiah, & Esther.
The children will learn the story of King Xerxes and Esther found in the final Historical Book – Esther.
Elementary – Lesson: A Working Attitude (Genesis 2:2 & 15) Bottom Line: What is your attitude towards work? Do you not ever want to work? Or do you work all the time? In this lesson we will explore what it means to pursue our calling rather than our potential, and what it means to give God our very best.
Memory Verse: John 15:16 – You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
BGMC offering September through December 2017: Boys – $191.22; Girls – $162.70
Nursery is available for children ages 0 thru 2 years old.
Nursery volunteers spend time with the babies by reading, singing and praying for them.
Beginning September 10th
…. Nursery will be available for: newborns – 2 years old!
…. AWANA will be available for kids 3 years of age – 6th grade!
Come join the Fun!!!!
For kids 3 years old to 6th grade
Beginning Date: September 10, 2017
Ending Date: May 28, 2018
Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Your kids will enjoy … FRIENDS! GAMES! AWARDS! SMALL GROUPS!
PRIZES! BIBLE TEACHINGS! THEME NIGHTS! STORE!
Registration is Required
Registration Fee (includes all awards, prizes, theme nights, etc.): $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
….earning badges for their uniforms
For more information, please contact Michael Keating – email@example.com
Awana® and the Awana logo are registered trademarks and service marks of Awana Clubs International. Used by permission.
Wednesday Night, October 18th
Nursery for age 0 – 23 months
Preschool – Theme: God helps us – Story:The red sea
Bible Verse: Psalm 70:5 “You are the One who helps me and saves me.”
5/K’s thru 2nd Grade Small Group – What’s in the Bible?: The Beginning & Primeval History
The children will learn about the Old Testament Canon, and hear stories about Abraham’s descendants.
3rd thru 5th Grade Small Group – Lesson:
Lesson: Telling Camp ire Stories.
Telling Camp ire Stories. It’s nice to sit around the campfire and tell each other stories. Kids will learn that we have the best story ever to tell: Jesus is alive! Luke 24:13-32, On the Road to Emmaus.
Memory Verse: Philippians 1:6 (NIV) “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Wednesday Nights 6:30 – 7:45 PM
For children in kindergarten through 6th grade
Starting September 13th
Registration is required
All parents of quizzers are required to participate in the monthly meets. They work 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 the answers to such questions as: Who can become God’s children? John 1: 11, 12; Who were the 12 sons of Jacob? What twelve Old Testament books were written by the Minor Prophets?
A few years ago, our program had 12 students. This year, we have exploded to 55 students!
On Wednesday nights, we practice the questions using the buzzer boxes, play games with the questions, give a short lesson or Bible story, and include an activity or craft. Generally, we have a loud, crazy and fun time with these 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 children 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!
After the quizzing at each monthly quiz meet, all teams are recognized and awarded for personal achievements and the top 5 individuals are announced. Our quizzers have consistently earned a place in the top 5 rankings! When the regular monthly meets are finished in March, the A league will participate in the state meet which is held annually in Bismarck. The top 4 teams are eligible to attend the Regional Meet in May. The top teams at Regionals will be eligible for Nationals in June, with one exception: the top team at the State Meet is automatically eligible for Nationals and can skip Regionals.
At 6:30 PM on Wednesday, November 1st, the Children’s Ministry will host a Harvest Party. This will be a community outreach, so invite your friends and neighbors! Dress up in a fun costume (no scary ones, please) and join us for a fun family time with games and prizes. (JBQ & Wednesday Night Small Groups will not be held that night.)
If your children are interested in being in this year’s Christmas Program, please click on the link below.
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Volunteering & Teaching
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. Volunteer opportunities on this team include serving as a group leader, assistant leader, Bible teacher (preschool and elementary), nursery volunteer, check-in center assistant, check-in host/hostess, preschool worship leader, elementary worship leader, worship team musician, worship team vocalist, tech/sound operator, and JBQ leader (Junior Bible Quiz).