Children’s Ministries

Vision & Goals:
We believe children need to be nurtured early in their faith, growing into lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ. Our five core values for children’s ministry are Safe, Biblical, Real, Fun and Loving!
 
Safety & Security:
Check-in & out – The computerized check-in system is in place to protect the children in our care. Please visit our “Let’s Go!” check-in table located in the commons to register your children into the system. Once they are in the system you may go to any kiosk to sign them in and retrieve the stickers you need. Any allergies you list will appear on your child’s sticker to keep teachers informed.
Nursery:
Infants – Walkers are cared for by dedicated volunteers in fully equipped nursery rooms.
Two year olds use the ”Play & Worship” curriculum written and published by Children’s Ministry Magazine & Group Publishing. Each week the children listen to a Bible story, a CD and DVD with praise songs and motions and engage in fun, age-appropriate activities.
Preschool & Kindergarten:
Three year olds – Kindergarten use “Elevate Junior” curriculum written by Fellowship Church. This comprehensive curriculum is designed for children ages 3-6 years old. Elevate Jr. grabs the children’s attention and takes them on a fun journey of biblical learning.
 
• At 9:30am we use the classroom format to teach children how to apply Bible concepts and stories to their everyday lives. Games, Bible stories, a craft and table time activities make this a fun and memorable hour each week.
 
• At 11:00am – For the three year olds we use a combination of the classroom format and the large group format, and includes video time.
PreK & Kindergarten have their own age-appropriate large group time that utilizes fantastic animations, puppets, music and graphics to help teach the lesson.
First – Fourth Grade:
“Elevate Kids” written by Fellowship Church is a unique curriculum designed for children in grades 1-4. Elevate allows our children’s programming to be fresh and new every 8 weeks with each fun theme!
 
• At 9:30am the children are taught in grade level classrooms. The activities are fun, thought provoking and emphasize Bible application lessons. Each lesson is built around a Bible story, Bible verse and Main point.
 
• At 11:00am the children come together for a large group lesson, where live actors use drama to teach the children how to apply Bible concepts and stories to their everyday lives. Elevate Kids utilizes fantastic animations, music and graphics to help teach the lesson.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Teaching, Childcare, VBS, Curriculum Preparation, and Special Projects
 
For all those who work directly with the children we ask that you download the Volunteer & Background Check Forms, fill it out and submit it to the Director of Children’s Ministry.
 
For more information please contact:
 
Megan Hess
Director of Children’s Ministry
mhess@northwestchapel.org
614.761.0363