Children's Ministry

     

CHILDREN

— every child is a blessing 

We take Jesus' words about children very seriously and we see children as spiritual beings, each uniquely created to experience God and to be a blessing to the world. We are committed to walking alongside your child and your family on your faith journey as you discover the fullness of life in God's love. 


Spiritual Transformation

We use a God Centered Model for Spiritual Transformation that gives each child the opportunity to encounter God's living world. Through activities such as Sacred Circle Time, Holy Listening and Blessing, our children are not only taught Truths from the Bible, these Truths are brought to life in their hearts.

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Children are given space to process the story through play. They are taught to meditate on God's Word and listen for how God is speaking to them. Our trained Holy Listeners, give each child a chance to be heard as they share what God is putting on their heart. They are individually blessed before they leave our classrooms. Our leaders are teachers and learners, who are leading our children but also being transformed as they experience God through a child's eyes.

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Spiritual Milestones

Each milestone: Baptism, Blessing of the Kindergartners, 3rd Grade Bibles, Blessing of the 6th Graders, 8th Grade Confirmation, and Senior Blessing involves a special ceremony and a parenting component. In this way, we recognize our children's growing faith and help parents to lead their children spiritually throughout their development. 

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It is our vision to journey with our parents during every stage of a child’s spiritual journey as they become lifelong followers of Christ. Our Milestones mark important moments in a child’s life.

Baptism: Baptism is the first step toward becoming a lifelong follower of Christ. Often the vows are made by parents and the congregation welcoming an infant or child. They  promise to journey with that child until their Confirmation.

Blessing of the K’s: Kindergarten is a time of discovery as they start school and begin exploring their independence. At this age, they are invited into Children’s Worship where they will share worship with their tiny peers!

3rd Grade Bibles: Third grade is time where our children become competent readers and we are honored to present them with their own Bible.

Blessing of the 6th Graders: This blessing marks the moment when our “children” become young people and are welcomed into Youth Ministry.

Confirmation: Confirmation is the time when our 8th graders affirm the vows that their parents made for them at their baptism. We trust that they are mature enough to take control of their own spiritual path. At the time of Confirmation they become full members of the United Methodist Church.

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Children's Upcoming Events 

The video of Shepherd's Camp 2019 was created by Christ Church Youth.

Shepherd's Camp - June 15 - 19 (Registration Coming Soon)

Shepherd's Camp is a spiritual summer camp for kids!  

This year the children will be following their Good Shepherd out of the building to care for helpers! Helpers are those people who give of themselves every day and we want them to know that God loves them, sees their good work and celebrates the love and care they give away so freely!

We will be serving: 

  • Social workers and counselors 
  • Medical professionals 
  • Those who serve the elderly 
  • Those who serve their country through military service 

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This Week's Children's Events

Children's Music

PSALM Kids

Our Music Ministry offers children's choirs through our PSALM Kids program. Open to children ages three through 5th grade, children experience God’s love through Worship Arts while developing musical and other skills through singing, ringing, games, activities and leading in Sunday worship.

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FAQ's AND FORMS

This is our first time attending Christ Church. Where do I need to check in my child?

Parking and Entrance

  • Parking is available for those visiting with children at Entrance 8. Entrance 8 is located on the east side of the church, closest to the Watterson Expressway. 
  • Our Children's Ministry wing is located inside Entrance 8.

Check-in 

  • A check-in station and trained volunteer are located inside Entrance 8 at our Guest Services Desk. Our volunteers can help you check your child in securely and guide you to your classrooms.
  • There are two other electronic check-in stations located in our building in the Gathering Hall and in the Nursery. 

Classroom Locations

  • Classrooms for children ages infancy to Kindergarten are located on the second floor of the Children's Ministry wing.
  • Classrooms for children ages 1st through 5th grade are located on the bottom floor of the Children's Ministry wing. 
What is the Sunday morning schedule for my child?

All children are welcome in our worship services. A cry room is located at the back of the Sanctuary for your convenience.

  • Nursery for infants through Preschool is available beginning at 8:45 am in the Children's Wing.
  • All children ages Preschool through 5th grade are included in our worship services. 
  • Children ages Kindergarten through 2nd grade are dismissed during the 9 and 11:15 am services for their own time of worship in the Children's Chapel. Children are picked up at the Children's Chapel after worship. 
  • Sunday School begins at 10:05 am. 
What security is there for my child?

Your child's safety is very important to us. All our Children's Ministry leaders and volunteers undergo background and reference checks as well as emergency and care training through our Safe Sanctuaries program. 

What if my child has a disability?

All children of every ability level are a blessing. Our leaders are trained to incorporate children of all abilities at every level of church involvement. We work with families to suit the needs of each child.

Want to schedule your visit?
We would love to help guide you and your family through a Sunday morning or answer any questions you may have. 

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Children's Ministry Forms

Every participating child will need a family Children's Ministries Family Information Form on file along with an insurance card. 

You can scan and email your forms and copy of your insurance card to Leanne Hadley or bring them to church in a sealed envelope and deliver them to the Guest Services Desk.

Children's Ministry Family Information Form

STAFF

Janet Hagerty
Children's Ministry Director: Early Childhood and Holy Listening

office: 502-893-2201 x254

Karen Larimore
Children's Ministry Director: K - 5th Grade

office: 502-228-6644

Linda Hess
Childcare Ministry Director: Infant and Childcare

office: 502-893-2201 x241