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.
Core Values and Commitments
The VISION for Children's and Preteen Ministries is that our children and preteens will encounter Jesus, experience lasting faith and grow as fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. To live into this vision, we do the following: We make room for the Holy Spirit
Though the role of parents, church staff and volunteers is vital, at the core of faith development is the lifelong work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of His children. While we work and pray towards the development of a worldview with Jesus at the center for our kids, we know that ultimately it is the work of the Holy Spirit that brings faith to life and, together, we learn to position ourselves accordingly.
We seek spiritual and emotional health for our children, families, church community, volunteers and staff.
We are whole people; body, mind and spirit. To be healthy at all ages, we must attend to all three. Early intervention, family based support, community awareness and the de-stigmatization of mental health care are all priorities of our community. We seek to learn how to rest, play and work together for the glory of God. This also means creating spaces that are safe for all - physically, spiritually and emotionally.
We learn together.
Invited and equipped volunteers participate in children’s ministry by walking alongside kids as they grow, mutually shaping each other as they learn and grow together. We want to nurture Biblical literacy while having room for the questions, doubts, and spiritual stretching that continues throughout the journey of faith. We value faith ownership and celebrate steps in that direction. We value all generations worshiping and serving together, as the wider church benefits from the active presence of children in all of church life.
All day, every day, we seek to love God and each other unconditionally, as Christ loves us.