Children's Ministry

We partner with parents to bring children to know Jesus, a Savior who wants to love and bless them throughout their lives.

In Mark’s gospel, a group of parents brought their children to see Jesus. Rather than send them away, Jesus took the children in his arms and blessed them. This is the model of ministry we follow at Christ Church. We have a two-fold focus:

  1. We provide children with age-appropriate encounters with Jesus Christ through worship, Bible study, and opportunities to serve others.
  2. We encourage parents in their role as the primary teachers and spiritual guides in the lives of their children.

Upcoming Events

5th Grade Transition

For Parents of 5th Graders

Everything you need to know about the transition from Children's Ministry to Student Ministry. Mark your calendars for upcoming transition events.

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Volunteers Needed for Children's Ministry

Sunday, August 14, 12:30 p.m.

Invest in our youngest disciples by sharing your love of God with a child. Prayerfully consider one of these volunteer opportunities in our Children’s Ministry today.

Back to School Blessing

Sunday, August 21, 9:15 & 11 a.m.

Children will come from Sunday School into the sanctuary for a special prayer and blessing. Feel free to have your child wear his or her backpack and they will receive a tag with scripture on it to keep.

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GAP45 Kickoff & Parent Meeting

Wednesday, August 24, 6:30 p.m.

​Kick off a new year of GAP45! Parents are invited to a brief meeting and pizza dinner in the Children’s Chapel at 6:30 p.m.

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Parents Night Out

Second Saturdays Monthly

Christ Church wants to help you as parents prioritize quality time together. On the second Saturday of each month we will provide childcare for children, up to 12 years old.

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Children's Ministry Consent Form

Recent Stories

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Angela Rotello on June 20, 2016

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The Home Stretch

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The GAP45 Retreat

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Regular Weekly Schedule

Sunday School

Sundays at 9:15 & 11 a.m. in the Archgate Center
Preschool - 5th Grade

Sunday School is the focal point of Children’s Ministry. Children study God’s word in classrooms that are brightly decorated and inviting to children. Caring teachers and assistants welcome the children, teach them from the Bible and reinforce the lesson through activities and crafts.

Children have a time of worship each Sunday morning as well. Preschoolers worship together, learning a short Bible verse and singing songs to God with lots of motion and fun! Children in K–5th grade gather in the Children’s Chapel for high-energy songs, readings from scripture and liturgical prayers that draw from our Anglican heritage.

Integrated Worship

Sundays at 9:15 & 11 a.m.
3rd - 5th Grade

We believe it is vital to include children in worship with their larger church family. For this reason, our third, fourth and fifth grade classes will start off in Sunday School, then join their families in the sanctuary during the Peace for Holy Communion. We are excited to partner with parents and preparing these children for a lifetime of faithfulness to Christ and His church in this way.

Age-specific Activities

Communion Discovery Class

Sundays, 9:15 & 11 a.m. in the Archgate Center
2nd Grade (fast track offered in the spring for 3rd - 5th Grade)

Understanding the Eucharist is central to instructing young Christians in the Anglican tradition. Communion Discovery guides students through teachings on the liturgy, Anglican theology, the Bible and Holy Communion. Students also meet with members of the clergy and Altar Guild. Coming to the communion rail will be a meaningful experience as students know what the prayers, symbols, and elements of communion mean.

Communion Discovery encompasses the curriculum of 2nd grade Sunday school. In the spring, there is also a special “fast track” class for 2nd through 5th grade students who might have missed this class in Sunday school.

GAP45 (God and Preteens)

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Archgate Center
4th - 5th Grade

Our fourth and fifth graders meet midweek for a time of Bible study, games and hanging out with friends. GAP45 is intentionally designed to give pre-teens a time to build relationships with Jesus, their friends and adult volunteers in a setting fun for tweens. Students have an opportunity to purchase pizza and drinks before playing games and having a Bible study and small group discussion. GAP45 also sponsors events such as bowling, rock climbing, movie nights and an overnight retreat.

Annual Children's Events

Every year, Children’s Ministry hosts special events for Christ Church families to fellowship with one another, and as an opportunity to introduce friends and family to Christ Church. Three of the major events include the following:

Christmas Pageant

Children have a special opportunity to learn about the birth of Jesus by performing a traditional Christmas Pageant. Children preschool through 5th grade are welcome to participate.

Easter Celebration

A celebration festival held the Saturday before Easter. The Christ Church lawn is filled with games; bounce houses, face painting and crafts to celebrate Christ’s resurrection and victory over death.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Every June, Christ Church welcomes around 350 children and 150 adult and teen volunteers to campus to learn about Jesus in a fun, energetic environment. High-energy music, games, crafts, and skits make the Bible come alive for children and adults alike!

Ways Parents Can Get Involved

Raising children to be disciples of Jesus Christ is a daunting task. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone! Christ Church Family Ministries want to encourage and equip you for your God-given task of parenting your children. We partner with parents in several ways:

  1. Parenting Seminars. Several times a year, we meet with parents to talk over the spiritual lives of their children. These seminars provide time to reflect and discuss with clergy and connect with other parents.
  2. Volunteering in Children’s Ministry is also a great way to invest in your child’s spiritual life as well as get to know other parents at Christ Church. Opportunities range from teaching Sunday school to greeting parents and children as they arrive on Sunday mornings. Contact the Children’s Ministry staff regarding opportunities to volunteer in this important ministry!

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Angela Rotello

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