This Month in Children’s Ministry:
Kids Carrying the Kingdom
To encounter The Father's Love, Through Jesus Christ!
To discover our identity in Jesus!
To be Equipped and Released to Fulfill our mission of Bringing Heaven to Earth!
How We Accomplish this Mission:
P artnering with parents, the primary influence in their children's lives.
L avishing love and affection on each child.
A dvancing God’s kingdom through prayer and testimony of the Goodness of God.
N urturing and coaching children into a personal, lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ.
T eaching children with a Biblical worldview and Godly perspective on creation.
For Parents / Guardians:
Meeting Times & Check In / Check Out:
•Sunday, 9:15am - Sunday School
Children meet in the Multi-Purpose Room. They review the prior lesson material, make crafts, talk about what's going on in their lives, and pray for God's direction and leading over the Worship Service. Parents/guardians bring their children to class. After the Sunday School Hour the children’s ministry teacher will escort the children to the sanctuary for our time of corporate worship through song.
• Sunday, 10:30am - Worship Service
Children remain with their parents during the first half of our worship service to learn to be worshipers of God in Spirit and in Truth, to witness God's power and care through the testimonies of His people, and to give cheerfully, not under compulsion, of their own fruits.
• Sunday, 11:15am - Children's Church (LifeSavers)
Following our time of corporate worship through song, the children’s ministry teacher will call the children to the front of the sanctuary for prayer. Children meet in the Multi-Purpose section of the building where they learn how to use their Bibles, memorize Scripture, engage in games designed to reinforce Bible lessons, study the Scripture to know Jesus more fully, and pray to experience the Holy Spirit more fully. At the completion of the Children’s Paradise hour, parents sign out their children as children are only released to adults or elder siblings if listed on the release form. (link below)
Student Information and Release Form:
At your earliest convenience, please fill out this form and bring it with your children the first time they participate in the Sunday School Hour or the Children’s Church Hour. This form gives the teacher important information about your child, including allergies, authorized pick-up persons, and any special condition (medical or otherwise) we should be aware of. This form also lets us celebrate birthdays with our little guys and gals each month.
If Service Runs Over:
We are lovers of the Holy Spirit and are in no way in control of Him. Sometimes, as the Spirit leads, service runs over. In the event that this does happen and service has not ended by 1200 your children will enjoy a short, Christian themed veggie tales movie. If you are not familiar with the veggie tales movies below is a link to their most frequently asked questions:
Hello! My name is Horace Vinson and I serve as a small group leader and children’s ministry minister here at Freedom. I have a great joy for our little ones and really love seeing them grow into warriors for the kingdom. Being a former Marine I easily relate to our children being raised up as soldiers in the Lord’s army ready to advance His kingdom. Along with being a teacher I am also a writer with one children’s book, The Sower, currently being published and another one in the works. Recently married to my beautiful wife Jessica, I have a son; Demetrus, 8 and a daughter Eliana, infant.
Hi! My name is Mary Beth Smith and I serve in both the nursery and children's ministry. Since I was young I have been drawn to this field of ministry. I love working with children and truly believe that God has made this my calling. In the past I have served as a children's Sunday school teacher among serving in other ways in my local church. I just love spending time with the kids and it truly gives me great joy to see them grow in their faith.
Our Children's Ministry is growing. Praise God! But this means we need more workers to help corral the kids. If you are interested in being an assistant or even a lead teacher, contact Horace Vinson at firstname.lastname@example.org .