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 (9:00 and 10:45). 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.
On Wednesday evenings during the school year, elementary kids (grades 2-5) will dive into a new series called What is a Christian? Phil Fischer, Founder of Jellyfish Labs and co-creator of the acclaimed VeggieTales, will walk us through the entire book of 1 John to answer the question, "What is a Christian?" It will tie in perfectly with the sermon series on 1 John that Pastor Clay began in January. What is a Christian? packs tons of good theology into short sessions that include a short video and small group discussion. Learn not only what the Bible says, but also why and what it means for us today. Grades 2-5 meet in the Duplex-the building just south of the parking garage and with the bright red door.
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.