In order to accomplish our goal of training up a generation radically transformed by the GOSPEL, we commit to:
- Keep the GOSPEL central in all our teaching, ensuring that all curricula used is biblically sound and God-centred.
- Ensure that all Children’s Ministry teachers and small group leaders are committed, growing Christ-followers who model and teach a God-centred lifestyle.
- Place children into small groups that encourage them to live in COMMUNITY with others who are learning about a God-centred life.
- Encourage children to develp regular habits of Bible study, prayer and scripture memorization.
- Provide opportunities for children to engage in MISSION work by sharing God’s love with others both locally and globally.
Hear O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the
LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
And these words which I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall
teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in
your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when
you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as
frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your
house and on your gates.
At Community Bible Church we always attempt to provide a secure, loving
environment where children can experience God’s love and grace.
We look to care for the families by providing safe, loving care for infants from birth to three years of age while their families participate in the worship service. Our nursery is open from 15 minutes prior to the service until 15 minutes afterwards. We have a place for mothers to feed their infants in privacy, and cribs for babies who require naps. We share God’s word with the older children in this group through a short story and singing.
Children from 3-5 years of age are placed in a class where they can explore the truths of the Bible in age-appropriate lessons and activities. Prior to their class, these children join their families for worship in the sanctuary. Following a time of prayer for the children and the Sunday School leaders, children are dismissed to their class. Parents are asked to sign all children in this age group in and out of the Children’s Ministry wing.
Children are led in studying the Gospel and they learn to apply these truths to their lives as they work on developing a growing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Children are encouraged to bring their own Bibles, to look to the Bible for guidance, and to support on another in prayer and friendship. Prior to the class, these children join their families for worship in the sanctuary. Following a time of prayer for the children and Sunday School leaders, they are dismissed to their class.
CBC supports families as they take on their God-given role of teaching their child to know the Gospel and how it changes their heart and instructs their life. One way we support parents is through the celebration of the Parent/Child Dedication. If you would like to publicly dedicate yourself to follow God’s guidance in your child’s upbringing, please download the application form and make an appointment to discuss this with Pastor Andrew.
Click here for the Parent/Child Dedication application form.
Email Pastor Andrew to express your interest in having your child dedicated.
Children’s Ministries is able to impact the lives of many children and families through the dedicated efforts of a large team of gifted volunteers. If you would like to join our team, please download an application form and contact the church office to arrange a meeting to discuss your potential involvement. For Youth wishing to become involved, please download this separate application form. Thank you for your interest in Children’s Ministries.