Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 19:14
Our goal is for your kids to discover Jesus Christ in a fun and safe environment. We accomplish this through teaching an engaging Bible based curriculum, leading the kids in fun games and ensuring the highest safety standards.
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YOUR FIRST VISIT
From babies to fifth graders, our team wants to give your family an excellent experience. When you arrive, our team will happily show you the way to the children’s area. You’ll go to the first-time check-in station where you can tell us a little about your family to help us serve you well. On our check-in form we’ll ask things like what allergies your child may have, how many children are in your family, and get your contact information. Then, you and your child will both get a sticker with a matching code. If for any reason we need to reach you during the service, you will receive a text message. Your sticker is also what you’ll use to pick up your child after the service.
WHAT SUNDAY LOOKS LIKE
9:00am Kids Church - Children ages 0-5 can be dropped off in the nursery, as early as 8:45am. Kindergarten through 4th grade join their parents in the auditorium for Worship at 9am. The children will be dismissed for Kids Church before the sermon. Children can be picked up following Worship.
10:45am Kids Groups - Classes are available for children of parents who attend a Sunday group or Guest Reception. These classes fall into three age groups, birth - preschool, elementarty (K-4th), and upper elementary (5th - 6th). A different curriculum is used than Kids Church.
PARTNERING WITH PARENTS
We believe the very best way we can help your kids develop a strong spiritual foundation is by partnering with you. Together, we can help encourage, train, and pray for them as they grow in their faith.
Here are some practical ways you can help us make the most of your child’s time spent at church:
- After the service, review the lesson your children learned that day.
- Build relationships with other Encompass parents by visiting a Group for parents. Check out our Groups Directory for more info.
- Pray for your children each week as they come to the Sunday service, and pray for our teams as they serve and care for your kids.
Email our Children's Ministry Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacation Bible School - Mark your calendars for July 24-28 for this years "Stellar" experience!!
PARTNERING WITH AWANA
Our closing and award ceremony will be on May 3rd, 2023.
To be added to the waitlist, email: email@example.com.
Awana is a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18. As the global leader in child and youth discipleship, Awana gives children the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, no matter their background. Awana offers a curriculum that reaches kids and their families with the gospel. Our proven and adaptable curriculum will have you developing leaders and discipling kids to walk with Christ for life. Our curriculum and programs start at Preschool and continue through High School.
Cubbies® nurtures the budding faith of preschoolers and celebrates their desire to explore all that God has created. This two year preschool ministry curriculum features exciting games, storytelling, puppet shows, and biblical teaching as well as take-home activities and tools.
Sparks® ignites a child’s curiosity about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. This three year early elementary school ministry curriculum features exciting games, engaging activities, biblical teaching and media resources for kids and leaders.
T&T® explores the concept of grace by focusing on the character and nature of God, identity of Christ, as well as the structure and format of the Bible. This four year upper elementary school ministry curriculum is created to ensure that kids and leaders connect through God's Word.
Trek® helps students to dive deep into the Scriptures and answer the tough questions about who they are and why they are here. This three year middle school curriculum features biblically rich content, engaging interactions and practical application for their lives.
Journey® establishes high school students as lifelong disciples through a deep study of God's Word, mobilizing them to live with godly perspective and evident faith. Four complete years' worth of material supports your 9th-12th grade high school ministry.
PARTNERING WITH AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS
American Heritage Girls (AHG) was founded by a group of parents wanting a faith-based, scout-type character development program for their daughters in 1995. The AHG Program is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. AHG girls across the nation and the globe participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences, all with an emphasis on Christian values and family involvement.
Today there are Troops in every state and in 15 countries around the world through the Trailblazer Program. A variety of Christian denominations are also represented as Charter Organizations for Troops. There are thousands of volunteer members across the country helping girls (age five to eighteen) to grow in their faith, cultivate a heart for service, enjoy the great outdoors, and have more fun than they can imagine!
American Heritage Girls meets on Mondays at 6:30pm at the church in the dining room. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are privileged to partner with an organization called Fathers In The Field, whose mission is to rekindle and establish the spirit of boys who have been abandoned by their fathers; mentoring them one-on-one in life skills through outdoor activities, and by sharing a Christian understanding of our Heavenly Father’s love and sacrifice for His children.
For more information, visit our Fathers In The Field page.