Our desire at Apostles is to explore God’s love and the promises He has for each of us. The Children’s Ministry team strives to communicate God’s love to our kids and to show them the beauty of exploring His word. We believe that building relationships with our children is the best way to show them the love of the Father.
Our purpose is to provide a time for children to hear God’s word and learn to apply it to their lives, as well as to prepare them to participate in worship by using prayer, praise, and instruction.
For our nursery age children, we focus on showing God’s love by caring and nurturing. We sing songs, read stories and play with our youngest members of the parish. We offer nursery care during both services and many church events.
Our preschool age children enjoy a variety of developmentally appropriate activities that include art, games, dramatic play, nature, and block center play as well as listening to bible stories, singing and focusing on God’s word and His love for us. By exploring God’s creation through fun activities the children can grasp the concepts of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. The preschool program is offered during both worship services. We also provide care for preschool age children during many of the church events.
Children’s Church is designed for children ages Kindergarten through grade 5. During the 11:00 service the children are dismissed from church after the Scripture readings. While their parents listen to the sermon, the children attend their own worship service. We sing, pray, read scripture, have a lesson and activity using the same text as the lessons from the Bible readings for the day. The children’s service concludes shortly after the sermon’s ending, and children rejoin their parents for the remainder of the service so that each family may receive communion together.
Faith and Family Wednesdays
Apostles offers a ministry for parents and children called Faith and Family Wednesdays. This gathering is designed to offer families an opportunity for authentic fellowship and discipleship. Look for the Fall 2012 schedule to be posted soon.
At 6:30pm, children, ages 4-10, are invited to attend The Shepherd’s Call–a contemplative approach to children’s discipleship. Also at 6:30pm, parents are invited to participate in Apprentice Series Formation Groups. Both parents and children’s groups will conclude no later than 8:00pm. Childcare will be offered for infants and preschoolers. If you would like to learn more about Faith and Family Wednesdays, please email Jack King, Vicar or Kaye Freels, Children’s Minister for more information.
You can find out about our upcoming events by sending Kaye Freels, email@example.com, your email address. I will add you to my communications to the parents about anything that concerns the children. You can also check the Sunday bulletin or the calendar on the website.