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 in contact with your child's teacher and helper contact Brittany Kalmink 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

Awana Calendar for 2017-18

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 2017-18.

Yearly Events

Vacation Bible School (VBS) for kids who have completed Kindergarten up to those who have completed 5th grade.

On-site registration begins at 8:30am each day, June 25-29.

Registration Form

VBS takes place the last week of June every year. This summer's dates are June 25-29 and the theme is Shipwrecked...Rescued by Jesus. Each year we choose a mission project that the kids can get involved in.  

At Shipwrecked VBS, kids discover that Jesus rescues them! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, get to know Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and learn through science how God loves them.  Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the Sail Away Sendoff that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 11:35 am.

Kids at Shipwrecked VBS will participate in raising money toward a missions effort. Every year "Captain Quarter" and "Princess Penny" are here to encourage the boys and the girls in this project!

For more information, our Director of Children’s Ministry,
Brittany Kalmink.

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

 Volunteer in Children's Ministry

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