“Let the little children come to me. Don’t keep them away. The kingdom of heaven belongs to people like them.” – Matthew 19:14
Children and families are a central part of Living the Word Church and we strive to include children in Sunday morning worship, while also meeting their age-specific needs through Sunday School and other programming. When you visit us on Sunday morning, you will see and hear the sounds of children laughing, singing and praying. Our children truly set an example to all, as they live out Jesus’ love.
We use the Think Orange curriculum for our children’s programming. The basis of Orange is that when Jesus is being taught in the church (representing the color yellow), and Jesus is also being taught in the home (representing the color red), when the two collide, ORANGE is produced and children are becoming well-rounded children of God.
Here’s what a typical Sunday looks like from the view of Children’s Ministry!
0 – 2-Year-Olds
Childcare is available during the 8:00 worship service, 9:15 Sunday School Hour, and 10:30 worship service. Please see one of our greeters at the welcome center, and they will gladly direct you to the nursery. All of our volunteers have been cleared through our Safe Sanctuary approved background check program, Protect My Ministry.
3 Years Old – Kindergarten
Programming is offered for this age group for the 9:15 Sunday School Hour and 10:30 worship service. For those attending the Sunday School Hour, please check your child in prior to the start of Sunday School. During the 10:30 worship service, children will remain with their family in the sanctuary through the children’s message. After the children’s message, they will be dismissed to Children’s Church. You’ll be able to pick your kids up after the worship service!
1st – 5th Grade
We would love to have your kids join us for the 9:15 Sunday School hour. During this time, children will receive a fun and interactive Bible lesson, followed by a hands-on activity. Both of these allow the children to experience the story of Jesus in a variety of ways. At the conclusion of Sunday, children will be brought into the sanctuary as a class, where they can be picked up by their parents. During the 10:30 service, after the children’s message, your kids are invited to Children’s Church upstairs.
10:30 Worship Service
We encourage all children to attend a worship service with their families. We believe children are an essential part of the church body and we want them in worship. Activity kits are provided each week, which include a children’s activity bulletin and other resources that keep them engaged.
Midweek Ministries for Children
Family Nights and Other Events
Here at Living the Word Church, we believe in establishing strong families for Jesus Christ. Teaming up with Orange Curriculum, we seek to empower you to lead your children according to scripture. Along with solid Biblical teaching, we also offer “Family Nights” throughout the year. These events are designed to help build a connection and memories with your children. Easter, Christmas and Summer Family nights have come to be a huge hit among our families.
VBS is one of the highlights of our outreach and ministry. Your children will get to experience Bible stories coming to life, singing some new songs, crafts, snacks, and gym games. This past year nearly 250 children participated in our VBS, providing a great way for our community to see Christ’s love for all. Stay tuned for dates for 2020!