Abundant Life WELCOMES Children in our services!

Our children’s classes begin after the worship portion of the adult service – just before the sermon. If parents believe their children will benefit more from being in service, we encourage them to act on that belief. Further, believing that our children are full participants in the family, on each 5th Sunday of the month, we hold a Family Service, where our children are included in the full service. (Infant and toddler care is available.) This is usually only ONE service, held at 10:00 a.m., often followed by a pot-luck or barbecue. Packets of quiet “activities” are distributed to the children who are in service, at the parent’s discretion.
* Lessons for Sunday School teachers are under the Resources Tab.

Infants

What could be more precious than an infant?  In our opinion, NOT MUCH!
 
When parents trust their babies into our care, we take that trust very seriously. The loving gentle staff will do whatever necessary to give the little ones a nurturing experience.
 
Our automated check-in system assures parents that their baby is secure and well cared for.  If a parent is needed during the service, a “call number” will appear on the screen in the auditorium, keeping parents and children connected throughout the service.

Ages 2-4

All the fun and joy and tears and learning parents see in their youngsters are familiar to our teachers in this age group. We do our best to make our class consistently “hands-on” as our little people learn about our Savior, Jesus Christ.
 
Our automated check-in system assures parents that their child is secure and well cared for. If a parent is needed during the service, a “call number” will appear on the screen in the auditorium, keeping parents and children connected throughout the service.
 

Ages 5-11

When our children arrive in the Fellowship Hall for class, they’re met by our capable, loving children’s ministry staff.  After a couple fun worship songs, the story teller will teach them from the same scripture section from which the sermon in the auditorium will come.  This is an exciting new concept for Abundant Life that opens doors for parents and children to discuss what they learned during service together as they go home for the day.
 
After the story, children break into two or three grade-level divided classes where a teacher will lead them in activities that reinforce what the story taught.  That might include learning a memory verse, playing a game or doing a craft – each of which is designed to make the lesson applicable to their lives.
 
Because every child’s safety is of paramount importance, parents are asked to register their children when they arrive at church each Sunday, using the automated system located in the church lobby.  Children and parents are given corresponding numbers for pick-up.