Children’s Ministry

Welcome to Our Children’s Ministry

We’re all about helping kids begin a lifelong journey with Jesus! This is why we offer age specific kids programming, and structured curriculum before service for all, and during service for preschool through 5th grade.

Safety First

All staff and volunteers have been interviewed, signed statements of faith, and have been formally screened with background checks.

It Matters

Learning about the One who loved them enough to give them life – we provide a safe space for kids to learn about God and grow in their faith.  This can equip them to successfully navigate difficult times and find strength in the Lord.

Building relationships – during class time and church events, kids are given opportunity to interact and build relationships with other believers their own age, as well as with teachers and leaders, that can last a lifetime.

Big House

Big House is located downstairs for grades 1-5 where we focus on learning characteristics of God that we can let shine through our lives. We do this through interactive teaching, scripture memorization, and memorable worship.

Sunday School – 9:00-10:00am
Morning Worship – 10:00-11:15am

Tree House

Tree House is located downstairs across from the fellowship hall where we focus on understanding the different attributes of God. We offer interactive lessons, games, and crafts, and more with a Christ-centered focus.

Sunday School – 9:00-10:00am
Morning Worship – 10:00-11:15am

Play House

Play House is located upstairs just down the hall from the sanctuary focusing on Nursery (up to 3 years old). Families receive a pager and are welcome to check on their child at any given time.

Duration – 9:00-11:15am (End of Service)

Camp Allendale Sponsors

All children deserve to go to camp, but far too many children miss out because their families cannot afford it. Would you consider donating an amount to offset this total or sponsoring a child for camp? You can simply put a check in the offering, make sure to write “Camp Scholarship” on the memo line. Please see Megan Milnes if you have any questions.

The cost of camp for 2024: 1st grade $45, 2nd grade $88, Mission Allendale $295 and 3rd grade thru High School are all over $400 per child.

Summer Playgroup

Save the dates! We’re starting up a new way to beat the heat and make new friends! Pass the news and come check out our new summer playgroup for out littles friends (and their caregivers) with awesomely themed fun especially for 2-6 year olds (older kids are welcome as helpers or to hand out in the youth room). We will meet at the church every other Wednesday from 10am – 11:30am for free snacks, sensory play, games, crafts and much more. Play dates: Wednesday, June 5th and 19th, July 3, 17, and 31.

Children’s Welcome Center Check-in

All children need to sign in at the Welcome Center located just down the hall from the Sanctuary (look for the covered porch), before attending Sunday School or Worship Service (infant through 5th grade). *A 2024 Medical Release Form needs to be turned in for ALL children and youth under 21.* Thank you!

Kountry Kids Preschool

Registration has opened for next fall’s 2024-2025 school year for our Preschool and Pre-K classes. Contact Preschool Director, Johnna Barker, at (765) 342-4483 ext. 16 with any questions.

Family Worship Sundays

Preschool-Elementary age kids (1st-5th) will be joining their families on the 5th Sunday of the month in the Sanctuary during Worship Service. Sermon bags are available at the Children’s Welcome Center. Infant/toddler area will still be open. September 29th is the next Family Worship date (Children in the Sanctuary).

Kids Volunteer Paperwork

Volunteers need to return their completed “Children’s Ministry Applications” forms to Megan at their earliest convenience.

Upcoming Events