Columbia Presbyterian Children’s Ministry seeks to help kids grow a life-long faith in Jesus Christ. We seek to provide a gospel centered foundation that teaches children about God and his love and purpose for them. Our goal is to support families as they carry out the primary important role of shepherding their children as they grow in their faith. We do so by:
- Providing and encouraging faith practices that grow and enhance a daily walk with Christ.
- Offering opportunities where families can explore, practice and expand a faith-filled life together.
It is our desire that children experience the gospel of Christ from the time they enter our ministry, whether through the loving care of our staff and volunteers, the message of gospel-centered teaching, or the community and worship with other children.
- Nursery care for children ages birth – 2 years.
- 9:00 Sunday School for preschoolers – 5th grade.
- 10:30 Sunday School for preschoolers.
Teaching children how to worship is an important part of faith formation – All children are welcome to worship with their families in the sanctuary as well. Activity boards are available at the back of the Sanctuary.
Nursery Care (birth – 2)
Our Nursery serves our little ones from birth-2 years at both worship services. Staffed by loving, caring volunteers on Sunday mornings, the nursery is a warm, nurturing place where a newborn or toddler can experience God’s love. Nursery care is also provided by paid, trained caregivers for a variety of classes and events that happen mid-week.
This class has the needs of the younger child in mind, specifically their desire to move, create, explore, and think. God’s word is shared in developmentally appropriate ways – using games, Bible stories, hands-on activities, and free play to enhance learning and help children understand God’s love for them, and His call for them to love others.
Through small group and whole group learning experiences, kids experience learning about God’s Word, and how it applies to their everyday lives. 252 BASICS curriculum and resources ENCOURAGE DISCOVERY, inviting kids to live out their new understanding of how to grow in relationship with God and with others.
Children’s Choir (returning September 2022)
5-5:30 for 2nd-5th grade
Kids have an opportunity to learn great music that is also fun to sing. This choir is a part of the music leadership for worship several times a year. Children’s Choir runs from early September until mid-May.
K2 Live – Mid-week program
6-7:30pm for 3rd-5th grade
Kids gather each week for fun activities, games, singing, worship together. Throughout the year, activities also include service projects, field trips and a spring overnight retreat. Through these activities, kids discover more about God, themselves, and each other. K2 Live runs from early September until mid-May.
Vacation Bible School
June 27 – July 1
9AM – Noon
Ages: 5 year-olds (must turn 5 by August 31, 2022) through current 5 graders.