LeAnne Keeler, Covenant Life's Children's Ministry director, explained changes coming to children's programs at a recent Members Meeting. This article summarizes her comments and explains how you can get involved.
The culture of this world is shouting at us constantly and can reach us instantly in the devices in our pockets. Sometimes it speaks truth. Often it does not. How can Christians walk worthy of the gospel in such information noise? By knowing the truth of the Bible and applying it faithfully in our relationships and daily decisions.
To that end, we introduce Sunday Classes, a classic-but-new way to renew our minds and learn to live for the Lord. Our all-new Sunday Classes will provide Bible teaching and application on a variety of topics and will be available for everyone, including adults, middle and high-school students, and children.
Discovery Land, our children's ministry, will be an essential part of the Sunday Classes program. We will offer age-appropriate Bible teaching for kids ages 6 months to fifth grade.
Sunday Classes will be offered before the Sunday Service from 9:15-10:00am starting on September 12. We are excited that everyone will get to participate together.
With the addition of Sunday Classes, families with children will experience growing discipleship and fellowship opportunities each week.
Do you have a heart to teach and disciple children?
You could be a pivotal part of our Sunday Classes leadership by teaching or assisting in Discovery Land Sunday Classes. Discovery Land Sunday Classes volunteers will serve every Sunday for eight months of the year. As a teacher or assistant you will invest in a specific group of children over a longer period, building relationships, answering those awesome kid questions, and having fun together.
All Discovery Land Sunday Classes will use the Gospel Project curriculum which includes lesson plans, games and crafts, and multimedia material. This resource will make class preparation simple and enjoyable. Of course, creativity is encouraged as teachers have time and inclination, but the curriculum will do most of the work.
Do you want to enable parents of young children to worship in the Sunday Service?
The Discovery Land KidZone team will provide basic child care for children 5 years old or younger during the Sunday Service. KidZone volunteers will care for and befriend children in a casual environment of games, play, toys, and videos.
KidZone volunteers will serve once per month through the entire year. Teenagers are welcome to volunteer and can accumulate community service hours. The church requests that parents of children in this age group serve once a month.
Do you love kids but prefer to serve behind the scenes?
We are also looking for volunteers for security, help desk, supply team and information technology. Volunteers on these teams will serve once a month of the year during both the Sunday Classes and Sunday Service.