We want to equip families to understand more
fully what it means to be "Joined in God's Pursuit of Restoring Lives."
From our weekly Kidz Konnect to tools that are designed to model what it looks
like to have meaningful times of devotion and worship at home, we want to serve
our parents in creative ways so they become the disciple-makers Jesus
intended. One way we do this is during the “Big Idea” time in our worship
gatherings. This is where we share the God story for the week in a fun and
engaging way with our kids (age 4 – 5th grade) and all of our WCC
family. This way, entire families hear the same message and can share in it
As a ministry we want to make sure every child that comes into
our presence knows and feels the love of Christ in and through us, and hears
and sees the Gospel working among us. This means that loving and leading our
children is not just a weekend approach. It is relationship bound together in a
Kingdom-shaped lifestyle and grounded in the Gospel of King Jesus. So, in WCC's
Children's ministry everything we do is driven by relationship, God's kingdom
and His gospel.
All of our Children's Ministry servants are passionate about
children. However, in order to be wise stewards of our children's precious
lives, we ask that all people working with our children submit to a background
As for our weekend gatherings, here are two primary ways we seek
to accomplish our vision:
Nursery: Our nursery provides a safe, comfortable, inviting
atmosphere for children ages birth to 23 months. Nursery leaders pray over and
tend to every child. We also offer a notification system for children who may
need their parents during service times.
Kids Konnect: After
the “Big Idea” kids are dismissed from the worship center to their “small groups”.
Here they discuss deeper, the God story. They do this through discussion,
games, crafts, videos and other engaging ways. This is done to connect with
each child's learning style (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic). The children
in 2nd – 5th grade celebrate Eucharist during the small
group time as well.
Our children age 2 & 3 have Kidz Konnect
as well. They begin their time in small group. Here they have “Big Idea” done
in a similar fashion as in our worship gathering with the older children. They
also have small group activities and some play time.
If you have any questions or want more information download our Family Ministries Brochure, or contact Erin Otis, who leads and shepherds our children's ministry: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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