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.

 

Sundays

Sunday Mornings @ 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.

 

Mid-Week

Club 66

Thursday Evenings @ 6:30–8:15pm

 

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.

 

Special Events

 

Harvest Party

October

Free! All Ages!

 

Soccer Clinic

4 days in the Summer

 

Kid Videos

The Children’s Ministry is excited to announce that we are now posting videos designed to engage with kids and keep them grounded in God’s Word while we wait to get back together.  We invite parents to watch these videos with their kids and encourage you to discuss the topics with them.  We hope these videos help you as you lead your kids in their walk with God.

 

What’s In A Name | Baptism

The word baptism sounds like a big complicated word but it’s really not.  So what is baptism and why do people get baptized?  Watch and find out and you may see some kids you recognize!

What’s In A Name | I Am

The disciple Peter had a very fun and exciting experience with Jesus, but then things got scary. Find out what happened and what we can learn from Peter’s experience.

What’s In A Name | Bread of Life

Jesus said He is the Bread of Life. What does it mean to partake of a slice?

What’s In A Name | Rabbi

Another name people called Jesus was “Rabbi”, which means “Teacher” in Hebrew. Follow along in the book of Luke chapter 7 as we talk about how Jesus is our teacher, our Rabbi.

What’s In A Name | Great Physician

Jesus is often called the “Great Physician.” Yes, Jesus healed many people from their sicknesses and physical problems but there’s something even more important God is trying to teach us. Read Luke 5:17-26 and see if you can figure it out.

What’s In A Name | Immanuel

And they shall call His name Immanuel, which translated means, “God with us”. Matthew 1:23

We’ve been in the Old Testament learning the different names God has, and now we are celebrating the birth of His son, our savior, and learning about a name that Jesus has… Immanuel – God with us.

What’s In A Name | David and the Giant

What can we learn today from this famous Old Testament story? Do you have the courage to open up and see?

What’s In A Name | God of All Comfort

Some very sad things happened to Naomi in the book of Ruth. Was God able to comfort her? And can God comfort us even when sad things happen to us?

What’s In A Name | Holy

What does it mean and what does it mean for us?

What’s In A Name | El Moshaah – God Saves

Even in our most troubled times, our God wishes to save us. How He does it can be quite the surprise however!

What’s In A Name | I Am

Is it easy or hard to trust God? Sometimes it’s hard! But God reminds us by his unusual name “I Am” that he will always be with us.

What’s In A Name | El Emeth

El Emeth (God of Truth). Come watch about the story of our great ancestors, who went against God’s truth and plunged the world into sin. YET, there is always a silver lining, that being we get to see the Glory of God through Jesus as a result!

What’s In A Name | Elohim

This week we talked about the name Elohim, which means all-powerful God. But what amazing thing did God do to prove that He is all-powerful? Watch and find out. There are even some pictures at the end that show God’s creative power.

What’s In A Name | Session 1

In the first video session on our new series “I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God”, Coach John shares a little bit about why names are important, and why we are going to be studying the Names of God over the course of this school year. 

Join Laurelwood Children’s Ministry Facebook group (for our Laurelwood family) for more ideas and regular updates from Coach John!

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 office.

 

 

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.

Downloads

Download any of the following documents in PDF:

 

FULL Children’s Ministry Policies     Children’s Check-In Policy      Picture Taking/Posting Policy