Our Mission for Children's Ministry is to develop a saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, within the hearts of the children in our church and in our community through enriching activities, ministries and special events that encourage a desire to share the Good News with family, friends and others.
All volunteers have gone through a child protection training and have had a back ground check. Volunteers are asked to check in and get their name tag so children and family members know that they are in the gym to have fun with them.
We ask that all families stop at the check in station before their kiddos head into the gym. We will have your child wear a name tag so we know they are supposed to be in there. We will ask you to fill out a registration form if you are new to Bible EFC. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to service.
We ask parents/adults to wait until the gym doors are open and then we will release children once a volunteer sees you and can bring them to you.
We strive to do our best to love your children and protect them. We will have the gym doors locked when there is not a check in attendant present. Volunteers and children will be able to exit the gym in the event of an emergency but it limit access to the gym while ministry is happening. Do not worry if you arrive late or need to pick up your children early and there is not an attendant outside the gym doors. Please ring the doorbell located towards the top of the door and a Children's Volunteer will greet you at the door and help you.
Children's options are currently only offered during the 10:15 AM service. *We would ask that children stay in the same class all year. Example: If your child turns three part way through the school year, we ask that your child stays in the nursery until next fall*
Our nursery is designed to allow parents (and all adults) the opportunity to fully take part of our worship service and know that your kiddos are cared for and loved. Nursery is offered for children birth to 2.
This classroom is available for children 3 & 4 year olds. This also include children that are in 4k or preschool.
ELEMENTARY SUNDAY SCHOOL
After check in, students will head to the gym for a large group lesson. Once the large group lesson is done they students break into smaller groups for activities suited for the grade level.
What is Family Time? It is time that is spent together doing things that will bring you and your family closer to God and each other. There are five basic ways families can do things together. Pray together, Play together, Eat together, Learn together & Care together. Krishna creates a Family Life Card each week with examples of how your family can do these different things BUT you are more than welcome to come up with your own ideas. The kids will have an opportunity to let Ms. Krishna know each week what ways their family spent family time together. Contact Krishna with questions.
Children are encouraged to bring offering each week. This year we will be supporting different ministries and missions so keep an eye out for who is being supported and how we can give offering. We may be requesting specific items, depending on who we are supporting. Beginning Jan 8, 2023 we are going to start sponsoring a child through Global Fingerprints. Global Fingerprints help send children to school and help care for their physical, spiritual and emotional needs. Our goal is to have families make a monthly commitment ($1-$10) so we are able to sponsor at least one child. If we have enough commitments, we will be able to sponsor more than one. Watch the Children's Weekly for more information. (Children's Weekly is given to families each Sunday).
Awana is our Wednesday Night ministry for children age 3 through 6th grade. Awana is weekly from September to April. Awana introduces biblical truths and develops a respect for God, His Son and His Word. Then we work to ensure that kids are not only knowledgeable of God's Word but are able to apply His truth to their lives and face anything as disciples of Christ. It is from 5:45-7:30 PM and begins in the gym. The cost for our Awana program is $30 per clubber for 30 nights of club. Payment plans and scholarship (part or full) available.
Contact our Awana Commander for more information: Sue Bannan //email@example.com
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Children currently in preschool thru 5th grade are invited to join us for a week of fun this summer. Register for July 16-20, 2023 for this year's Vacation Bible School. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering.
We recommend and offer a partial scholarships for children that regularly attend Bible EFC. The partial scholarship only applies to children going to Arrowhead Bible Camp. Contact Krishna to learn more.
We have one or two Sundays a year that we will have a portion of the service reserved to dedicate infants and young children to the Lord. Let us know if you have questions about what that means or looks like. Please fill out our form if you are interested in having your child dedicated. Our next baby dedication is May 14, 2023.