Children

Welcome! We hold to the Word of God as our primary source of curriculum. Our desire is to get kids into the Word and get the Word into kids! Our classes are a kid-centered place where learning is fun! Most of all we want you to feel that your children are welcomed, safe and loved while they are at church.

Children's ministry brochure

This will give you a quick overview of our ministry to children.

Safety

Each class is staffed by fully screened volunteers from the church. We want you to know your child's Sunday School teacher and helper as they play an important role in your child's life. To be put it contact with your child's teacher and helper contact Kathleen Punt, our director.

Classes

Nursery is provided at both the 9:00 and the 10:30 service

Sunday School is provided for ages two to sixth grade at 9:00 a.m. Every June our sixth graders move up to the Junior High Ministry. Elementary age children promote in September and children newborn through four years old promote on their birthday.

Kids' Hour is provided at 10:30 a.m. This is an interactive time for your first-sixth grader. After opening worship, kids rotate to craft and Bible game time, then finish the morning with closing activities and music. Younger children have their own classes.

Awana Clubs

Awana comes from the first letters of "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed" as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15 of the Bible. Awana meets every Wednesday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. September through May. 

Learn More about our clubs here.

Print a Registration Form

Bible Club

Our club was created as part of the Adopt-a-School program. It was created by the City of Visalia to encourage local churches to partner with nearby elementary schools to provide after-school activities and support. Since 2007 we have partnered with Golden Oak Elementary. 

Every Tuesday September through May at 2:10 p.m. we provide an after-school Bible Club for 1st through 3rd Grade. We meet on campus  for an hour. During this hour we sing worship songs, have Bible story time and then small group time. Our theme this year is “Trust God”. We have over 70 children in our Bible Club and a wonderful group of volunteers to run it. Enrollment forms are available in the school office. CLUB SCHEDULE 2016-17.

Yearly Events

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

VBS takes place the last week of June every year. This summer's dates are June 26-30 and the theme is Maker Fun Factory...created by God, built for a purpose!

Each year we choose a mission project that the kids can get involved in. This year the project is to support a family from our church, the DeVries!

Through the month of July, the DeVries family will be working as missionaries in Birmingham, England where they will be sharing the gospel with the large Muslim community there. The money we collect will go toward their traveling expenses.

 

Harvest Festival (Halloween Alternative)

Every October 31 we offer a FREE event for children with game booths, a cake walk, and lots of candy! There is also a low cost snack bar. Please join us from 6-8:00 p.m. at 424 N Lovers Lane. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes (just nothing scary).

Winter Camp

Every February we go to camp at Hartland Christian Camp for a long weekend.      Map to Hartland     Map of Camp