The Children’s Ministry of Laurelwood exists to point kids to Christ with the eternal truth of God’s Word through fun, fellowship, worship & life changing Bible lessons.
Sunday Mornings @ 9:00am and 10:15am
Infants, are exposed to God’s care and compassion by committed volunteers pledged to provide a safe ministry experience.
Toddlers, ages 1-2, provides children a creative age-appropriate experience where they can begin to know the truth of God’s Word. Volunteers use stories, art projects, music and fun activities to build relationships with children and pray for them regularly.
Preschool/Kindergarten, ages 3-5 meet in age appropriate classes, where volunteers, using puppets, games, crafts and music, teach directly from the Bible to help kids learn more about God’s Word and encourage them to grow in their knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ. Teachers regularly pray for each child.
Elementary School, grades 1-5 meet in age appropriate classes, where teaching comes directly from the Word of God and is delivered in a language they will understand. Kids read from the Bible, memorize verses, experience thought provoking activities, and participate in games, fellowship and prayer as they discover the truths of God and develop lifelong skills.
Thursday Evenings @ 6:30–8:15pm
(Club 66 is full and registration is closed)
Laurelwood kids and their friends ages 4-11 participate in this program held at the church from September through May. During this time, kids experience worship music, bible verses and a lesson. We also have snack time, game time and various activities for the children to have fellowship with each other and for the coaches to build relationships with the kids.
Materials used are from Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF).
The goal of this ministry is to disciple Christian boys and girls and provide opportunities for service. It is also the desire to reach out to kids who don’t have a church home and encourage kids to invite their friends and neighbors.
GEMS (Moms & Preschoolers)
2nd & 4th Thursdays@ 9:00-11:30am throughout the school year
GEMS exists to empower and equip moms as they encourage one another to cultivate excellence as wives, mothers and members of our community. GEMS moms gather for 2 hours twice a month from September through May. They learn from local speakers, encourage one another through discussion and creative activities and enjoy adult time (including breakfast and hot coffee). Childcare is provided in a preschool-like setting for children birth to age 5. GEMS moms are also invited to enjoy many other opportunities to connect throughout the calendar year; including play dates and hikes in local parks, once a month Mom’s Night Out events, Mom-N-Me activities like a visit to the Pumpkin Patch, and group-wide community service projects.
If you are interested in learning more please contact Crista Hagan.
Vacation Bible School
Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus!
Get ready to venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive! Along the way, we will be anchored by the Gospel, and the truth that Jesus carries us through all of life’s storms. We will discover that God’s fingerprints are everywhere, as we seek Him through Bible lessons, worship songs, crafts, snacks, and games!
Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Place: Laurelwood Baptist Church
Who: Children 4 – 11 years old/entering 5th grade
Contact: Brandon Draper or Kristen Arave
- If you have children in the youth group or children’s ministry, we invite you to join this community each month to discover knowledge, resources, and best practices, as we disciple our children.
Parenting the Love and Logic Way®
Watch for our next class!
- Avoid Power Struggles
- Put an end to whining, tantrums, and back-talk
- Guide kids as they solve their own problems
- Raise responsible children
- Stay calm in stressful parenting situations
- Discipline without showing anger or frustration
- Develop more confidence as a parent
- Leave your kids feeling great about themselves
October 31st from 6:30-8:30
Free! All Ages!
Help & Policies
How You Can Help
Pray…for our volunteers, for children’s safety, for Laurelwood and for God’s provision for this ministry.
Join…You don’t need a college degree to teach and care for children. Are you someone who God has wired to minister to children?
If you are interested to know more about the Children’s Ministry or how you can get involved, please contact the Children’s Director, Brandon Draper.
Children’s Ministry Policies
- All children are welcome!
- Children must be healthy to attend.
- All children are encouraged to behave appropriately.
- Parents are asked to have their children use the restroom before class so that they won’t need to go in the middle of a Bible lesson.
- Promotion Sunday is in June for 5th graders, and in September for others. All children must be the correct age by the previous August 31. It is our intention for kids to travel through the ages and grades with other boys and girls of the same age or grade so that they will have friends to enter middle school with.
- If siblings, relatives, or friends of different ages want to attend class together, they need to attend the youngest child’s class.
- Each volunteer must complete a comprehensive application, as well as a background check, before working with the children.
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