We want our Parish children and leaders to grow in Christ and practice His way of life. We are so thrilled to be offering children’s programming for nursery through middle school children. We’re excited about the transformations we see taking place and about the growing sense that we all are being empowered by Jesus to be His Church and advance His kingdom.
Our role in family ministry is to contribute to the biblical education and spiritual formation of our congregation’s children. It’s a great honor and a joy-filled privilege to join parents in the sacred responsibility of apprenticing their children to Jesus.
| Rhythm |
Parish Kids curriculum-based education classes & nursery care care for babies and walkers are held the first three Sundays of the month. The 9:00am service offers care and classes for nursery and preschool children, while the 10:30 service offers care and classes for nursery through middle school children.
Family Worship Day is the fourth Sunday of every month. We encourage our children to become God-worshipers by having them practice with us. Through regular participation in the liturgy they connect with their local congregation, and with the Church past and present, all over the world. It’s usually noisy, sometimes distracting, and always exactly just how corporate worship should be – united and beautiful.
| PRACTICE |
The curriculum for preschool and elementary students is Life with God for Children by Lacy Finn Borgo. Lessons are simple in content and structure, focusing on the relationship between child, leader, and small group. Spiritual education/formation classes continue through middle school. Our small group leaders generously commit to regular service by teaching weekly over the course of the entire school year. Seriously, we love our Parish kids!
| SMALL GROUPS |
Under 2 | Focus | Playtime together
2 & 3 year olds | Focus | Biblical stories and playtime together
4 & 5 year olds | Focus | Biblical stories and playtime together
Kindergarten & First grade | Focus | Introduction to Scripture, Bible study skills, Bible stories and people
Second & Third grade | Focus | Bible study skills, Bible stories, intro to spiritual disciplines practice
Fourth & Fifth grade | Focus | Bible study skills, Bible people faith practices, spiritual disciplines practice
Middle School | Focus | Part 1: God, Creation & Fall, Law | Part 2: Christ, Redemption, Grace | Part 3: Spirit, Restoration, Growing in Grace
High School | Small Group community and discipleship experiences that are scheduled during the week. Parish High School students join in community worship and do not have classes on Sunday mornings.
Your children definitely won’t be bored and they may just teach you something before all is said and done. If you are visiting for the first time, please arrive a few minutes early to register your children. We look forward to meeting you and serving your family!
If you are interested in becoming a Small Group Leader, click here.