Children's Ministry

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

Welcome! Christ Community's Children's Ministry is committed to teaching children about God- who he is, what he is like and how we should respond to his love for us. We also want our children to experience and be part of the Body of Christ and to build a meaningful relationship within the church. Each week, we will be teaching them the truths of God and his love for them through Christ. We will be doing this through the curriculum we teach and worship time we share together.

For questions about our children's ministry programs or for specifics on how CCC is handling our children's ministry during the pandemic, contact our Children's Ministries Director Alysa Traylor.

VBS - Joy to the World; Christmas in July!

This year's VBS, Joy to the World; Christmas in July, will be held at CCC from July 12-16 for rising kindergarten - 5th grade. To register, please visit https://vbspro.events/p/events/578fe3 or click the button below. Youth and adult volunteers are needed. For questions or to volunteer, please email atraylor@christcommunitychurch.com

Our Values

Respect for Children

Our standards for teaching children must never be compromised by forgetting our role in helping children reach their full potential. We are a part of a child’s spiritual foundation. And taking seriously the job of their spiritual education. Scripture tells us that children are a “heritage;” they are a joy and pleasure, and they ultimately came from God and belong to God. We see children as gifts, not only to their parents, but also to our church, our community and our world. For one day they will become husbands, wives, friends, neighbors and citizens. 

God-Centered Teaching

We desire that through our education all children will gain an understanding of God and his desire for us to glorify him. Thus we desire for children to want to follow God with their heart, rather than just going through outward motions. Helping children discover the joy they can find in God. Helping children discover their need for God. Teaching must be application oriented, rather than just imparting knowledge. 

Kid Relevant, Age Appropriate

Teaching must have in mind the cognitive, physical, emotional and spiritual development of the child. Teaching must look at the whole child, understanding there are different learning styles. Thus a variety of creative teaching methods are used. We must seek to understand the child’s cultural influences and relate to that culture, without ever compromising biblical truth. 

Partnership with Parents

God has designed children to learn in the context of family relationships. Partnering with families is vital to the growth of our ministry and the spiritual growth of our children. When the two are combined we make a greater impact in the life of the child, and we can offer one another support.

Serving

Developing care for others. Developing concern, compassion and awareness of people in need both inside and outside of the church. Developing an understanding that everything we have belongs to God and should be used to bring Him glory. 

Relationships

Putting in place an environment for friendships to flourish. It is of utmost importance that our children are able to learn in a safe, encouraging and caring environment. The scriptures show us that the context for Christian growth is within a community.
This is an essential component for spiritual growth. 

Children's Ministry and COVID-19

Our Children's Ministry is open (toddlers - 3rd grade). Before bringing your child to church, please check for the symptoms below. If your child has any of these symptoms, we ask that you keep them at home. If you would like more details on the cleaning and sanitizing efforts, please contact Alysa Traylor, Children's Ministry Director. Additionally, if you have any concerns or if your child has an underlying condition, we ask you to please continue to have you child worship with you as a family in-person at CCC or by joining us online through our live stream.

Symptoms Checklist:
* Temperature of 100.4 or above or chills
*New cough/shortness of breath/difficulty breathing (for children with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, this would be a change from their typical baseline)
*Fatigue
*Muscle or body aches
*New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
*New loss of sense of taste or smell
*Sore throat
*Congestion or runny nose (different than a child’s typical allergy symptoms)
*Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain

Baptism and Communicants

Baptism is the outward sign of inward faith and the blessings of salvation (I Peter 3:21; I Cor. 12:13; Rom. 6:1-4), but it does not save us.

In Romans 4,  Paul refutes the idea that the sign of salvation can save us. It is a sign of faith and salvation. What does baptism accomplish then? It brings us into a covenant with God for we are baptized “into the name” of Christ. Baptism binds us to the church; it is not merely a personal inward testimony, but a commitment to holy living and work with the church.

Download a document on why we baptize infants here.

Infant Baptism Video (click below to watch):
"Why Do We Baptize Our Children" by Richard Pratt

A Communicants Class, which prepares children to become communing members of the church, is offered each January for children ages 3rd grade and up.

Children's Ministry Volunteers

Thank you for volunteering your time and gifts to this important ministry! If you are new and would like to get involved, please get in touch with the church office to begin the process. We perform background checks on everyone who works with children.

Please get to know your team members! You are responsible for finding a sub if you are unable to serve on your assigned date. Consider switching dates with someone on your team!

JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS
We love our Junior Volunteers! If you or your child are in the 5th-12th grade, please join our Junior Volunteer program.
Junior Volunteers assist teachers in their classrooms on Sunday mornings and during Vacation Bible School. It is a wonderful way to use your gifts and to serve the families of CCC! Email children's ministry for more information.