"Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
Valley Shepherd’s Children’s Ministries is committed to providing a safe, Christ-centered environment where children grow in their faith through Bible-based learning, worship and fellowship.
Five Things A Child Needs To GROW
- To believe God loves them always and can be trusted no matter what
- To connect with an adult that speaks of and models Christian values
- To build relationships with Christian peers; to love and value others
- To develop a spiritual foundation and Biblical knowledge that guides his or her decisions
- To reach out and serve others
Sunday Morning Ministry
Secured Area Birth-Kindergarten
Parents or a responsible party must check-in and pick up their children at the early childhood Noah’s Ark counter in the children’s wing of the church. At check-in responsible adults are given a numbered ticket that matches their child. This ticket must be presented when picking up the child. All teachers and helpers in the Children’s Ministries are trained and have passed a background check.
In our nursery we provide loving, trained workers who will make sure that your children are safe while you worship. This room is designed to handle the special needs of infants to age two and provide mothers a comfortable place to change or feed their babies.
- Located next to the Sanctuary, across the hall from the Prayer Chapel, is a private room available for parents who need privacy for feeding or calming an upset child. This room provides comfortable chairs, one-way glass windows into the Sanctuary, and audio to hear the service.
Pre-K welcomes children age three through Kindergarten. A combination of learning styles is used to help stimulate your child’s ability to learn and remember what they have been taught about God.
The 1st-6th Grade Sunday School. We are currently using the Eureka curriculum from The Foundry Publishing. These materials ensure your child will receive a spiritual foundation and Biblical knowledge. Our teachers are well trained and excited to impact the lives of the children in their classrooms.
Imagine what might happen if YOUR kids caught a glimpse of THEIR role in the great unfolding story of the ages…the story GOD himself is writing. Imagine what might happen if YOUR kids began to live into the narrative!
The children join their parents in adult service and are dismissed prior to the Pastor’s sermon for a message just for them. 1st through 4th Grade meet in the Clubhouse for worship. 5th and 6th Grade meet in Room 157 for a pre-teen Bible study.
Children’s Bible Quizzing
Children’s Bible Quizzing is all about learning and studying from the Bible and includes a competitive aspect. Students in grades 1-6 are invited to study God’s Word, hide it in their hearts and discover ways to apply what they learn into their everyday lives. Quizzing runs from September to February each year.
Caravans (Wednesday in the Clubhouse)
Wednesday evenings are filled with worship through song, a short message and activity following The Fruit of the Spirit theme, praying with and for one another, and splitting into groups. The evening begins at 6:45pm and concludes at 8:00pm weekly through the end of May.
- Pinewood Derby
- Community Easter Egg Hunt
- Summer Camps
- Summer Activities
- Children’s Christmas Programs