Welcome to EVC Children's Ministry!
Here at EVC it is our mission and vision to partner with parents to teach children the Word of God and raise up the next generation of Christ followers and disciples. We accomplish this in many ways. Some of the avenues we incorporate regularly in our children's and youth ministries are: reading and memorizing the Word of God, crafts, creative activities and games, videos, songs and worship, interactive Bible teaching, fellowship and relationship building time, prayer and special events. In all these things, we adapt them to be age appropriate, with consideration for many different learning styles in mind. Please take a look at the ministries we offer weekly and consider getting involved. We would love for you to be part of our Christ-centered body of believers anytime.
Covid Update - Currently, we have two ways children can grow in faith during this time. First, we offer a zoom based platform for Children's Church on Thursday nights (This is meant to replace our Sunday in-person Children's programs). During this time, we are continuing through our 3 year study of the whole bible. (We use the Gospel Project Curriculum). We sing songs, learn bible verses, study a new bible story each week, and play interactive games and activities that tie into our bible story. If you have a child between the ages of 3 years old - 6th grade, who you would like to join our Zoom Children's Church. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom ID and Passcode. You can also take a look at the schedule below for a current list of dates and bible stories that will be covered each week.
Our second option for kids to draw closer to Jesus during this season, is through our children's message on Sunday mornings. Currently, our Sunday worship services are mostly outdoors on our patio. (We still use zoom as an alternative when the weather isn't agreeable.) Families are asked to sit together through the whole service with the exception of the Children's message. Our Children's message is offered right after worship. All the children present will be invited to come forward and be involved in a short bible lesson adapted for our younger ages. This teaching (along with the adult worship service, can also be view weekly during our livestream through our facebook page). If you are not receiving out weekly update email, please contact Anna-Lisa at email@example.com.
Sunday Children's Church
Children's church takes place during the adult worship/main service on Sunday mornings. We offer child care for ages birth - 6th grade. Child check in starts at 9:30am. During this time, we incorporate The Gospel Project biblical curriculum into all age groups (Yes, even our nursery age kiddo's are being exposed to the Word of God weekly!). This is a 3 year study through the whole bible with strong emphasis on learning the Word of God and seeing Christ in every story. (see the video below for more details on this amazing curriculum.)
Covid update - Though our children are not meeting in person on Sundays. We are still using the Gospel Project and continuing our 3 years study of the bible on Thursday nights. ( See the schedule above for a reference on where we are currently.) During this season, we are adapting the Gospel Project lessons and resources to fit a zoom based platform.
Check In/Out Procedures
Child check in starts at 9:30am. To check in your child, go directly to the Children's Ministry building before service. Each child will be checked in at their age group specific class. For all ages, you will be required to check in using our secure check in system.
Covid update - Our zoom Children's Church is password protected. This information is kept private and not posted on social media or websites for your Children's protection. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org for log on info) Children may log onto the Zoom Children's Church online gathering at the time that applies to their age group. (see schedule above) Once they arrive, they will be in a virtual waiting room for a short time while their name is verified. They may log off on their own/ or the host will log off for them, once Children's Church is over.
We offer child care for ages Birth - 6th grade on Sunday mornings. Our curriculum is adapted to be age appropriate for each age group.
Covid Update - We currently offer zoom Children's church for ages 3 years old and up, simply because of the attention span it takes to focus on a zoom based platform. Email Leslie at email@example.com if you have questions or would like suggestions about how to incorporate bible stories and activities to children under 3 years old.
Mid -Week Ministries
Big House is for ages 1st-6th grade and meets on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm in the Education Center at EVC. On normal Big House nights, we start with a fun game, then move onto a bible teaching, craft and snack. Roughly once a month, we do special themed nights (Example: Nerf Night or Movie Night) geared towards building relationships and just having a grand time!
Covid update - Big house is not meeting at this time. See our Zoom Children's Church schedule and information for ways to connect to that gathering instead.
Kids Club is an after school ministry hosted at Cedar Grove Elementary on Thursdays immediately following dismissal until 2:30pm during the active school year. Students can register at Cedar Grove. Each week includes a large group game, bible teaching, and a snack.
Covid update - Kids club may return in 2021 in a virtual format. Email Pastor Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a Cedar Grove student that is interested in attending.
Annually we host seasonal events geared towards children and families!
These include an Easter Jamboree, Vacation Bible School, and Sports camp!
See our events page for details.
Covid Update - All seasonal events are cancelled until further notice. We do have the hope and intention to carry on these traditions when we feel it is safe and responsible to do so. Continue to check our website under the Events tab for an up to date schedule of events.
For additional information regarding Children's Ministry, please email Leslie Ingraham at email@example.com .