We are Fueling a Passion for Following Jesus by partnering with parents for the spiritual health of their children.
E-kids! is an opportunity for children, birth through 6th grade, to worship God, connect with their peers and caring adults, grow spiritually, serve others, and share the good news of the gospel with their friends.
Sundays at 10:00 AM - Right now, we have two opportunities for our kids at Emmanuel. Parents of children up through 35 months are welcome to bring their newborns and toddlers to our Nursery Suite in the east corridor of the Worship Center. Children 3 years old through 6th grade meet in our Gymnasium during the morning worship hour. Child check-in is available at both the nursery and the gym. Our classes are staffed by safe and caring volunteers and have age-appropriate activities and teaching, all while centering on the Bible.
Each lesson the children participate in comes with take-home sheets for parents to rehearse that week's teaching. This review is a simple tool to help parents be the primary disciplers of their children.
If you have questions about E-kids!, Bailey Pendleton would love to answer them. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Level Youth is the name of our ministry for 7th-12th grade students where teens can worship God, connect with peers and caring adults, grow spiritually, serve others, and share the good news of the gospel with their friends.
Sundays at 9:15 AM and 10:00 AM - We encourage families to come to our Fellowship Hour which begins at 9:15 AM each Sunday in the gym. This is a great way to get to know other families in the church and enjoy a donut! Our Teen Room is open for carpet ball, air hockey, and foosball for teens interested in hanging out a bit before the worship gathering. We then encourage teens to sit with their parents in the main worship gathering at 10:00 AM. Our gatherings center on the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ as we love one another, fellowship, sing, give, read, pray, hear teaching and preaching, and share in the ordinances. This is a great opportunity to see believers young and old be the Church together.
1st and 3rd Sundays at 4:00 PM - Each month on the first and third Sunday afternoons, our teens get together to play fun games and hear Bible teaching that is aimed at their stage of life. Although we believe that parents are the primary disciplers of their children, this biweekly meeting is a great tool to help foster spiritual growth and community among our young people.
If you have questions about Next Level Youth, Greg and Chere Mosley would love to answer them. You can reach them at email@example.com.
We believe that the most helpful resources for parenting well are found within our faith family. Getting to know other parents while sharing experiences, truth, and prayer helps remind us that the struggles we face are not ours only. Asking questions to more experienced parents and interacting with younger adults who are barely removed from adolescents is the unique blessing of an inter-generational congregation. There are a plethora of helpful materials we will recommend, but all of them are only as good as the community you surround yourself with. Take advantage of E-kids! and Next Level Youth while you Gather Together each Sunday and Grow in Community throughout the week.
For more ideas on how to share biblical truth with your kids, consider reading Bible Reading with Your Kids by Jon Neilson.