Family Ministry

We partner with parents to shepherd children and students in living out their identity as members of the body of Christ. In all of our programs and events for your kids ages 8 weeks through 5th grade, we strive to provide a fun, kid-friendly environment where your children feel safe and encouraged as they learn about Jesus.

 

Kids

Sunday am

Sunday mornings at Central are a great time for kids and students alike! In all of our programs, we strive to provide a fun, kid-friendly environment where your children feel safe and encouraged as they learn about Jesus. It's a place for them to connect with their peers and feel like they belong, to know and be known, and be accepted by the grace of Christ. From September through May, grades 2-5 meet in the Duplex at 10am, and will be following The Gospel Project for Kids curriculum. With a space dedicated to just these grades, the Duplex is the place to be!

Year-round, we also offer a "children's worship opportunity" during both sermons (8:30 & 11:15). Children's Church is designed to help kids experience the elements of worship at an age-appropriate level. They will sing worship songs, hear God's word, and pray. After worshipping with their family during the first part of the service, kids ages 3-years through 1st grade will be invited to join our leaders at the front of the sanctuary. After the sermon, our leaders will walk the children back to the front of the sanctuary to meet their parents.

Wednesdays

Along with our weekly service project on Wednesday nights, our Elementary Students will be studying the book of Romans in a kid-friendly fashion. We will be using “Romans Study for Kids” by Nicole Love Halbrooks Vaughn: “Romans Study for Kids is designed to help us learn how to discover truth for ourselves by digging into the Scriptures. Through this study we can learn how to pay attention to the details. We will learn how to read the Bible and ask who, what, when, where, why, and how. We will learn how Scripture interprets Scripture and how important context is when it comes to understanding the Word of God.” Although the curriculum is meant to be in-depth, we will lighten it up a bit to fit with our Wednesday night activities. Grades 2-5 meet in the Duplex.

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PEEPs

PEEPs is Central's early education program that cares for and educates children from 8 weeks old to Pre-K. Children not only play and socialize with other children their age, but are also taught developmentally appropriate Biblically and academically based lessons by a loving, Christian staff. Our PEEPs staff is caring, qualified, and carefully screened.

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Students

sunday am

From September through May, our junior and senior high school students meet in the student ministry building and enjoy a blend of large-group worship and small group teaching on Sunday mornings. This year, we are studying HC and Me, published by Faith Alive. HC and Me is a two-year exhaustive, prebuilt Sunday school curriculum that focuses on the Heidelberg Catechism. By the end of this series, we expect students to not only know who God is, but to also be able to faithfully live the Christian life in very practical ways. This series provides a solid, Reformed worldview, as well as giving students a way to practice critical thinking skills. Each lesson is easily teachable and customizable by each small group leader.

Sunday pm

In addition to Sunday mornings, our High School Students also meet on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm in the Student Center. Sunday nights are for high schoolers - grades 9-12 - to have fellowship, teaching, and small-group discussion. Please be sure to check out our calendar for the summer schedule.

wednesday

From September through May, from 6:30-7:30, Middle Schoolers will meet in the Student Center for fellowship, a quick review of Sunday’s lesson, and small group discipleship. We’ll use this time to dig a little deeper into that week’s catechism question and/or scripture passage. Our small group leaders will help their students to personally engage with biblical truths and grow closer as a community.

Since our High Schoolers meet on Sunday nights, we don’t have regular programming on Wednesday nights for them, but we LOVE when they come and participate. Click the button below for how our High Schoolers can get involved on Wednesday nights.

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special events

Lou Connect

Lou Serve

Events

Staff

Jenny Smith

KidCentral Admin Assistant & Ministry Coordinator

 Central is pleased to announce that GRACE ministries has officially certified our church as a "GRACE Certified Ministry." This certification reflects our diligence and commitment to creating a safer environment for your children. 

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