Children's Ministry

Our mission at Calvary is to make more and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ!

We recognize children as a gift from and for God. We value and love children and the whole family. We highly encourage children of all ages to join their parents in worshiping and hearing from our Great GOD in the church service. Worship is the surrender of our souls to a God who is jealous for our attention time and love (Robbit Castleman).

What a humble joy and honor it is a parents to train up our children in the way they should go. We gladly join you as you teach and train your children to follow King Jesus (Deuteronomy 6:5-9, Proverbs 22:6, Psalm 78)

Bibles Recommended

Step 1- The Big Picture Story Bible (David Helm)
Step 2- Jesus Storybook Bible (Sally Lloyd-Jones)
Step 3- The Gospel Story Bible (Marty Machowski)
Step 4- Seek & Find Bible (Crossway Bibles)
Step 5- Children's Bible ESV (Crossway)

Other Recommended Resources

  • The Gospel - Big Thoughts For Little Thinkers (Joey Allen
  • God's Names (Sally Michael)
  • Long Story Short: Ten-minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God (Marty Machowski)
  • Big Truths for Young Hearts (Bruce Ware)

 

Sunday School 9:00-10:00 a.m. September - May

Look for the Children's Check-In Desk

Sunday School - a key component of Calvary's mnistry to children. The consistency of teachers from week to week allows for deeper relationships to develop between teachers and students.

We use unique and life-changing curriculum during the Sunday School our that is written in a way that God is always the main character. The question is what do we learn about God from each biblical story, promise or insturction. We encourage parents to make use of their child's Sunday School take-home pages to guide discussion to further apply the lesson each week.

Here is what's available for your child:

2 & 3 Year Olds - Children discover God's turths in a hands on way that is fun, playful and packed with learning.

4 Year Olds-Kindergarten - The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God's great story of salvation...and at the center of their sotry too.

1st & 2nd GradeJesus What a Savior - We were created to enjoy the glory of God. But as sinners we fail to treasure Him as we should. Our hearts are full of sin and we stand in need of a Savior. This chronological study on redemption explores the incomparable greatness and worth of God, the desperate condition of helpless sinners, and the all-sufficient work of Jesus Christ to redeem sinful people.

3rd & 4th GradeFaithful To All His Promises - God's promises are gifts to the believer. The challenge of the Christian life is not to simply know the promises of God, but to place unshakable confidence in them. This study teaches children that God's character is trustworthy; therefore, His promises are true and reliable.

5th & 6th GradeHow Majestic Is Your Name - God is not an idel God. He is continually involved with all created things, directing them to accomplish His eternal purposes. This study teaches children to recognize God's providence in their lives and to joyfully trust His good purpse for them.

 

Church Time, 10:15-11:45 a.m. Year Round

We do provide Church Time for our youngest children, ages birth-kindergarten. During this time children will hear from the Bible, sing, and interact druing play and application time. 

Please check in at the Calvary Kids Check-in. All children must be checked.   Church Time: 10:15-11:45 a.m.

Nursery Infants (0-12 months)
Nursery Walkers (12-18 months)
Nursery Toddlers (18-24 months)

3, 4, & 5 Year Olds - Kindergarten will meet in the Multipurpose Room. Children will rotate throughout Church Time to different rooms for different activities. They will arrive back to the MPR before the end of the worship service. 

 

Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 p.m. September - May

(No cost or pre-registration required)

Make Wednesdays your best day during the week and join RAD (Researching God's Word and Developing Godly Character), a club program for children ages Kindergarten through sixth grade. RAD is designed to be a fun, life-changing night with time to get to know God and His Word while make freinds. The evening will include small group & large group Bible time, games, and worship.

Kindergarten-2nd Grade GOD'S KIDS GROW - teaches children about the fruits of the spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. We can do nothing apart from God, but with God all things are possible, and it's not all about us, it's about God and what he has done, is doing, and will do.

3rd & 4th Grade and 5th & 6th Grade - Both of these RAD groups will use the curriculum Way of The WiseProverbs is a book of great advice...and an ominous warning. Wisdom must be pursued-it takes effort, discipline, a teachable heart and instruction. Children learn about the characteristics and destinations of the foolish and the wise, the meaning of the fear of the Lord, the treasure of wisdome, and the only way to enter the way of the wise...through Jesus Christ.