Partnering with parents to help children develop a real relationship with Jesus in an environment where they are valued, safe and have fun.
Our SP Kids Ministry is available for ages 4 years through 5th grade during our Sunday morning service. After a brief time of free-play as kids get checked-in, our screened volunteers divide the kids up into two separate groups to provide age-appropriate worship, teaching and activities.
4y to K Class – Ages 4-years through Kindergarten – Kids this age are are very active and are experiencing a lot of transition as they begin school or preschool. So, we aim to provide them with engaging environments and consistent volunteers every week. We just finished restructuring their rooms so that they have a worship area, quiet and active play areas and a learning room.This class is using The Gospel Project curriculum which is an engaging curriculum that works through the entire Biblical story. The Gospel Project also uses an interactive app that parents can download to encourage continued learning and reinforcement throughout the week.
1st to 5th Class – Grades 1st through 5th – Kids this age are still very active and concrete, but they are also starting to think deeper. So, we aim to provide an upbeat, fun-filled and active time for the kids while challenging them to go deeper in their faith. In our large space we have ice-breakers, times of worship and teaching, and various other activities that reinforce the week’s lesson. Our team directors use the “More Jesus” curriculum to teach stories and truths from the Bible in that shows kids that the whole story of Scripture is about Jesus.
In both age-groups we place a strong emphasis on the global body of Christ. Kids bring in their tithes and offerings which go towards local or international missions they are learning about, such as, helping build an addition at The Esther School or giving ducks through World Vision. Sometimes our kids also get to participate directly in the mission they are supporting, like through the Hudsonville/Jenison Crop Hunger Walk.
SP Kids Ministry is located on the downstairs, just ask a greeter to direct you to the check-in station. Interested in volunteering? Click here to learn more about how to get involved with our kids!
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