We value kids in our community and are committed to cultivating an environment where they feel known, loved, and respected.
To partner with families in raising the next generation for a lifetime of knowing God, experiencing His love in community, reaching out to them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and guiding them to follow Him in His mission.
Per the Coronavirus crisis: Our nursery care during worship is currently available on an as-needed basis; Valerie Austin is available in the nursery every Sunday from the confession to the prayers of the people. All of our adult nursery volunteers are background-checked and trained in caring for young children.
Worship Service │9:30am
Children are welcome to stay with their parents for the duration of the service, or a nursery is available as a help to parents of children four and under at any time during the service. We offer loving care in a safe environment. Each nursery hour is staffed with one adult volunteer and one junior volunteer, all of whom have undergone annual training to provide the safest and best care available. All our adult volunteers are required to clear an annual background check.
Want to know exactly who will be looking after your children during nursery? Click here to meet our adult volunteers!
Elementary age children join their parents and participate in the time of worship. There is a sense of awe children experience worshiping in community. If desired, we offer some quiet activity bags for younger children and worship notes for older children during the service.
Children’s Classes │11:00am
Our children’s ministry is currently engaged in the Teach Me to Worship curriculum, produced by the PCA. Teach Me to Worship prepares children for their eternal occupation: worship. Through visual bible stories, lessons, and crafts, as well as through learning the New City Catechism and portions of the Westminster Children’s Catechism, children are given a biblical-theological foundation of worship that explains why we do what we do Sunday mornings (ie., the call to worship, confession, prayer, reading the Scriptures, listening to the Word preached, the offertory, sacraments, and benediction). This curriculum sees children as full members of God’s people who are being equipped to engage in regular corporate worship. The class is taught by Valerie Austin with rotating adult aides: Amy-Jo Wieringa, Kristi Wright, and Abbie Armstrong.
Child Protection Policy
We place a high priority on maintaining a safe and healthy environment for the children under our care. All adult children’s ministry staff and volunteers have submitted to a background check and have been educated in our policies prohibiting sexual, physical, mental and emotional misconduct. All children 10 years old and under must be signed in by a parent or guardian. We use the organization TrueHire or our safety training and checks.
For more information, download our children’s ministry policy.