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.



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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.

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Kid's Night Out


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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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.

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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.

This year, we'll be studying pain, suffering, and joy. Together, we'll study the problem of evil, and several the theodicies that try to answer why suffering exists. Leaders will use the book Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering by Tim Keller to guide our weekly discussions. Students will also have an opportunity to discuss with a leader their personal experiences with suffering and joy. 


From September through May, junior high students meet in the Student Center from 6:30-7:30pm for games and teaching.

While our High schoolers meet on Sunday nights in the Student Center from 6:30-8:00pm, we hope to see your high schooler on Wednesday nights, too! After dinner and during the lass hour, please encourage your high schooler to participate in one of the following:

1. Attend an adult class with Matt Woodson. Matt will meet up with any high schoolers who are interested in attending a class in the hallway outside the Fellowship Hall at 6:25pm.
2. Help with KidCentral programming. If your high school student is interested in serving in the elementary classes, tell him/her to head over to the Duplex building at 6:25pm. Mrs. Brown will meet them there and give instructions. We'd love their help with crafts, games, and small groups. The Duplex is the building just south of the parking garage - with the bright red door.
3. Help clean/straighten the Fellowship Hall and stage. We'd love some workers who are willing to clear tables, return high-chairs to the nursery, and straighten/clean the stage area after dinner. After they've finished, they are welcome to use the Fellowship Hall space for homework.
4. Help with Middle School programming. Head over to the Student Center at 6:25pm if your high schooler is willing to serve our middle schoolers by helping with the games, cleaning up after large group activities, etc.

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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. 


Have questions about family ministry at Central? We would love to answer them!