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AT CHUM CHILDREN
Every servant “gardener” seeks to create a positive connection and experience through interactive learning so that your child truly encounters Jesus Christ. Children are more than the church of tomorrow; they are a vital part of the church today!
To serve as God’s connection with children that in His own timing they might come to know, love and serve Jesus Christ as disciples.
To grow children’s hearts for God!
YOUR FIRST VISIT
Visiting us for the first time? No fear! We will meet your family, and help check your child into their age-appropriate class. We will also have you fill out a Family Information Card that will help us best serve you and meet the needs of your child.
We are a Safe Sanctuaries Church. This designation is given to a church that is intentionally committed to providing a safe, loving and nurturing environment where children can grow in their faith and fulfill the mission of Children’s Ministry, which is to become a disciple of Jesus. As such, we have adopted a high minimum standard for our ministry to better ensure that children will not be physically, emotionally or sexually abused while in our care. Click here for our Safe Sanctuaries Policy.
A TYPICAL SUNDAY IN THE CHUM CHILDREN GARDEN
Sunday School 9:30-10:30
A well staffed nursery is provided during the 9:30 and 11:00 services to provide care
and share God’s love with our newest additions to CHUMChildren.
Our purpose in the 2 year old room is to positively introduce the name of Jesus and God, teaching basic truths like “God Made Me” and “God Loves Me” through a simple lesson and craft.
Now that children have been introduced to Jesus and God, our purpose is to share exciting Bible stories, constantly reinforcing how great God’s love is for them! 3 and 4 year olds are taught Bible truths through engaging Large Group teaching and then learn how to apply lessons in age-appropriate Small Groups.
At this age and stage, we make an intentional shift, exploring the question, “What do all of these Bible stories have to do with me?” Faith begins to become personal. Kindergarten and 1st graders also follow a Large Group/Small Group format.
Now that faith is personal, we explore more deeply with children the reasons for their faith by teaching them and encouraging them how to explore and read the Bible themselves. 2nd and 3rd graders also follow a Large Group/Small Group format.
At this new and very different stage of development, our purpose is to help preteens start to turn the corner from simply learning about God’s word to making their faith personal in an ever challenging world. 4th and 5th graders begin with fun activities designed to connect them with each other, attend our Large Group time, and then participate in various response activities to immediately connect what they just learned to their own lives.