As we seek to invest in the next generation of leaders, we see training them in the knowledge of the word as being central. All our children’s ministries seek to instill God’s truth in the lives of our children.
Sunday School Classes
Sunday school classes and children’s church are available as a teaching resource for parents on Sunday mornings. Classes are available on Sunday morning at 9:00 for children ages 2 and up.
Children from age 3-6 may participate in their own special Children’s Hour of Worship during the Sunday morning service. This special time of teaching at their level is designed to help them receive a well balanced-diet from God’s Word.
Those children ages 3-5 are encouraged to join us during the school year on Sunday evenings. Truth Trackers focuses on building a foundation of key scriptural truths about God in the hearts of our children. Those who participate in this ministry will spend time learning biblical answers to questions about God and His word, and memorizing important verses that teach us about the nature of God.
Based on the truth of Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes,” Power Pack is a new, original kid’s club developed by Countryside that meets Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm. Power Pack’s purpose is to partner with parents to raise up a generation of kids who know the gospel and can communicate it clearly. Power Pack kids memorize gospel statements and verses at their own pace and earn rewards such as buttons, patches, and even a backpack! Kids will also learn to name the books of the Bible and to quickly locate verses in their Bibles. It is designed with flexibility for new members joining at any time and for families who have varying commitments. Please contact David Lammers-Meis with any questions.
For those children in the fifth and sixth grade the Junior Youth Group offers a smooth transition from Truth Trackers to the Youth Group. Through personal bible study and Biblical instruction each Sunday evening the children are encouraged in their spiritual growth and provided practical Biblical application for issues they can relate to in their daily life.
Vacation Bible School has become a highlight of the summer for children ages five through twelve. Come experience our unique and original curriculum developed by the Countryside VBS Director Team. Your children will be exposed to the Gospel through each day’s activities that include Bible stories, music, games, skits, crafts, and snacks. Families are invited to attend our Family Fun Night on the Thursday night of VBS week. Registration for these events is free and begins in May.