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Kids Ministry

What to Expect

Imagine you’re a child, and you walk into a new place where lots of other kids are playing, eating snacks, and making friends. You’re welcomed by the friendly staff of the place, who tell you that this place will be your home away from home as you spend time with Jesus every week. What would you think? Would you feel comfortable there? Would you start to call it home? Would you want to come back again and again to hang out with Jesus and His friends? If you were this kid, how would it make you feel? Do those feelings sound good to you?

Why we have youth ministry

Kids have a lot of questions about God and their place in his story. It’s our job as kids leaders to help them understand who Jesus is and how they can be a part of his kingdom. Kids church is an environment where kids can ask questions, experiment with worship and connect with other believers their age. Our goal is that kids leave Sunday knowing that God has a plan for them, he loves them, and wants to use them just like he did for Jesus!

The best way to prepare

Parents can prepare their kids for worship by explaining what will happen during youth services before you get there. For example, talk about what types of songs you’ll sing together. You might even practice singing a song or two! Talk about how you’ll respond when someone reads from The Bible. Explain that it’s okay if someone asks you questions and that our goal is to learn more about God together.

The basics

There are a lot of moving parts to any church service, but there are some core elements that will be present in every worship service. One of these is singing; in Christianity, singing praises is an essential element of worship.

What we do

Kids church will typically begin with a song and/or devotional based on a Bible story. The pastor or other leaders of that service will explain how that story is relevant to kids and their lives. Then, there may be some type of game or activity centered around that idea. Afterward, there may be time for questions and answers, during which they can bring up any concerns they have about what they’ve learned so far or just anything else going on in their lives.

Kids Playing with Lego

Nursery

What to Expect

Imagine you’re a child, and you walk into a new place where lots of other kids are playing, eating snacks, and making friends. You’re welcomed by the friendly staff of the place, who tell you that this place will be your home away from home as you spend time with Jesus every week. What would you think? Would you feel comfortable there? Would you start to call it home? Would you want to come back again and again to hang out with Jesus and His friends? If you were this kid, how would it make you feel? Do those feelings sound good to you?