Director, Family Ministry
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.
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.
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.