Welcome to Young Meadows Children's Ministry! We hope that you'll take a minute to look around and familiarize yourself with our ministry and how we desire to love and point our children to Jesus. As our Children's Ministry Mission states: We desire for children to be integrated into the Young Meadow’s covenant community through a personal relationship with Jesus through partnership with parents and the church to create an atmosphere of: winsome gospel fluency, deep one-another friendship, physical and emotional safety, a sensitivity to diverse needs, and humble confidence in truth.
Contact Anna Wamsted, Director of Children's Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our theology is best summed up in reformed covenant theology.
As an overflow from these foundational beliefs, we believe the following about our children:
▪ Children are a gift from the Lord. (Psalm 127:3)
▪ Children are made in God’s image/image bearers. (Genesis 1:27)
▪ Children are sinners, unable to save themselves, and need Jesus. (Romans 3:23-24)
▪ Children can learn and must be taught Biblical Truth (Deuteronomy 6:7)
▪ Children are valuable members of the body of Christ. (Acts 2:39)
▪ Children should be primarily trained and discipled by their parents. (Ephesians 6:4)
▪ Children are part of the covenant community and the Church comes alongside to support and equip parents. (Genesis 17:7)
▪ Children should be a part of corporate worship. (Mark 10:14-16; Hebrews 10:24-25)
Sunday School classes for children age 2 through 6th grade meet 10:10-10:50 a.m. Bible stories teach the heritage of their faith and how God uses each of us of all ages to serve Him and our friends in unique ways.
Sunday school -- 10:10-10:50 a.m.
Children's Church offers age-appropriate lessons during the worship services for children age 2 through kindergarten. In a separate setting, they learn about God in their own worship environment. Children's Church is held during the Bridge (9:00 a.m.) and Traditional (11:00 a.m.) worship services.
Children attending the program should be in good health and free from communicable disease. Children should be free of fever (without fever reducing medication), diarrhea or vomiting symptoms for at least 48 hours before returning to the program. Parents will be called and required to come pick up their child if any symptoms appear.
New City Catechism encourages children (and their parents) to memorize the truths of Scripture. Catechism questions are introduced to the children during Sunday Night Small Groups.
Infant and toddler nurseries are provided with paid child caretakers and volunteers for all worship services and most churchwide activities.
Sports Camp is held the first full week of June at Young Meadows for children in kindergarten through 5th grade; youth serve as helpers; adults offer a variety of services from team leaders to teachers. Held for one week, 9:00 a.m. to Noon, children enjoy a variety of sports activities, snacks, and most importantly, Bible stories about the heroes of our faith.
Mothers of Preschoolers begins its first year at Young Meadows. This group that began in 1973 offers support and encouragement through the parenting journey. This international organization partners with churches and organization in 60 countries to provide an uplifting, supportive program for parents.
The Young Meadows group will meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Fellowship Hall.
To register, click here.