Children and Preteens

Helping Kids Encounter Jesus and Develop a Lasting Faith

The vision for Children’s and Preteen Ministries is that they will encounter Jesus, experience lasting faith, and grow as fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Children - Birth to 3rd Grade


Sunday Mornings (during worship services)

Children may watch services online with their family. Parents can download coloring pages for them each Sunday that pertain to the message for that day and there is an engaging and fun program that is specially designed for them online each Sunday morning.

Visit the Sunday Worship page each week to access the Sunday Worship service, Ms Paula’s Message for 3rd-6th graders, and Ms Jen’s Message for 2nd grade and below.

Preteens (FUEL)

Introducing Preteen Connect Crews!

Kids in 3rd-6th grade may participate in a weekly small group which we are calling “Connect Crews,” will run for 7 consecutive weeks. Registration is required. When you register, you will be choosing and committing to one of the following:

Tuesday Morning Connect Crew

These online small groups will be meeting via Zoom on Tuesday mornings before school from 6:45-7:30. Breakfast and pajamas are welcome! See attached for details.

Wednesday Evening Connect Crew

These in-person small groups will meet outside on campus in the ministry center parking lot on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30. This is a physically distanced experience. Masks are required and safety protocols must be agreed upon and practiced in full in order to participate.


Fuel Sundays (4th – 6th Grade) – On hiatus until further notice

Come join us on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am or 10:30 am. Kids begin in worship with their families and are then dismissed to their program. Parents, please sign in your kids on the patio in front of the sanctuary. Sign out is in Children’s Ministry Center Room 211.

Fuel Wednesdays (4th – 6th Grade) – On hiatus until further notice

Fuel is for pre-teens who want to have a blast learning about God while growing in community. No registration is required. Just grab some friends and come check us out. Come join us on Wednesday evenings 6:30–8:30 pm in the Fuel Room (Children’s Ministry Center – Room 211).

Core Values and Commitments


We support parents as the primary spiritual nurturers of their family. Recent studies tell us that parents are the most important indicator of lasting faith in the life of children.

Invested Adults

We invite children into relationships with invested, loving, faithful, and prayerful adults who are equipped and supported for ministry.

Wider Church Experiences

We place high value on children experiencing our entire life together as a church, encouraging a wide experience of worshiping, serving and growing in the life of the church at SBPC; outside of age-specific programs.

Age Specific Programming

We value specific spaces and experiences on Sundays and Wednesdays that provide fun and safe spaces for children to encounter Jesus Christ, grow lasting faith, and live as fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.