Transferring the Gospel to the Next Generation
We relish the opportunity to serve parents and children at Providence. Our Children's Ministry gives us a context to come alongside parents in their God-given role of planting the seeds of faith in the hearts of their children. Our goal on Sunday mornings is to build off the Biblical instruction children receive from their parents throughout the week.
Nursery is available for all children from 6 months through 1 year old (or when they can walk). It is provided throughout the entire service (10 am to finish) year round.
Our Toddler class is available for all children 1 year old (walking) to 3 years old. This class is available throughout the entire service (10 am to finish) year round.
Our classroom ministry is provided from 4 years of age to 5th grade. Classes are held the second half of the Sunday Celebration, during the sermon. We offer three classes: His Kids (4 - 5 yrs old), Grace Kids (6 - 7 years old) and Faith Kids (8 - 11 years old).
The curriculum we use, Children Desiring God, is meant to transfer a God-centered view of life to our children. Below is a brief descriptoin from their website:
Children Desiring God exists to equip the body of Christ to spread to the next generations a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. Our aim is to impart to children a vision of God, who He is, and who we are in relation to Him, and to establish them with a foundation of doctrine and truth. We want them biblically grounded, seeing God as the hero of every story, with a God-centered world view and a faith that will hold them when the days of testing come. We want them to love the Lord their God with all their heart, and to delight in Him forever.