The Children's Ministry
The mission of Children’s Ministry at KCP is to join and support the parents of KCP as they obey the Lord’s command to disciple their children to discover and experience the Lord Himself. (Deuteronomy 6). To accomplish that goal, we provide a number of programs designed to provide common gospel language and ideas that can become a foundation for family gospel conversations during the weeks to come.
- Family Sunday School (9:00–10:15am)– from September to May, we offer a family Sunday School class where parents and children attend the same large group Sunday School class. We begin with a time of joint singing and family Bible memory. We then have a multi-age Bible lesson together. After the lesson, children divide into age-separated classes for lesson application. Parents stay together for a brief Parenting Discipleship class. Presently, we use children’s curriculum from Children Desiring God Publications.
- Vacation Bible School – Once a year, we transform the church into a Children’s Ministry wonderland of Biblical exploration. We use curriculum from VBS Reachout Adventures, rotating between the four themes of space exploration, wilderness hiking, World Cup Soccer and sailing/undersea adventure.
Children in Church
At KCP, we value the whole family together worshipping in the presence of God. We offer Children’s Church as a bridge for young children as they age out of our nursery and into full participation in the worship service. Three year olds (who are potty trained) through Pre-Kindergarten-aged children join the entire congregation in songs, prayer and scripture readings during the beginning of the corporate worship service. The Pastor then dismisses these young children to Children’s Church immediately prior to beginning his sermon. Once in Children’s Church, children receive a small snack, hear a Bible story and enjoy free play time. Once a child begins Kindergarten, they age out of Children’s Church and stay in “big church” with their families.