Children & Youth MinistriesYoung people are the next generation of our church, community, and nation. Countryside seeks to teach youth from the Bible and provide a culture of spiritual growth so they can learn to navigate life's challenges with Biblical truth.
At Countryside, we are dedicated to guiding and empowering our children and youth on their spiritual journey through impactful Bible teaching, camps, and a number of engaging activities. Our mission is to create a nurturing environment where young people can grow in their faith, deepen their understanding of the Bible, and forge meaningful relationships with fellow believers.
Through our dedicated team of passionate leaders, we provide a range of teaching opportunities that cater to the diverse needs and interests of our youth. From interactive Bible studies and discussion groups to thought-provoking sermons and classes, we strive to make the Word of God relevant and applicable to their everyday lives. Our carefully-crafted camps offer a unique blend of adventure, fun, and spiritual growth, where young attendees can experience transformative encounters with God and form lifelong friendships. Come join us as we embark on an exciting journey of faith together!
Children’s Hour of Worship (CHOW)
On Sunday morning, children ages 3-6 can participate in their own special Children’s Hour of Worship (CHOW) during the worship service. This special time of teaching is designed to help them receive a well-balanced diet from God’s Word. Ask a greeter to direct you to the CHOW classroom if you are unsure where to go.
Sunday Evening Services
Power Pups is a class for 3 to 5 year-olds. We work on memorizing the books of the Bible through singing and written lessons. We teach the same lessons as Power Pack each week, but with a narrower scope.
Children 6-9 years old are welcome to join us for a class based on the truth of Romans 1:16. This is an original kids’ club developed by Countryside.
Junior Youth Group (JYG)
5th and 6th grade ghildren are invited to JYG which offers a smooth transition from Power Pack to the Youth Group. Through personal Bible study and Biblical instruction, children are encouraged in their spiritual growth and provided practical Biblical application for issues they can relate to their daily lives.
Each summer, Countryside hosts Junior Camp for those entering grades 3 through 6. It is filled with incredible activities, joyful music, and dynamic preaching from God’s Word. Our hope is that this will be a spiritually challenging and encouraging time for our Countryside youth. Junior Camp is run and staffed by Countryside members and overseen by Pastor Bryan Neal.
Countryside also offers a Teen Camp each summer for those entering grades 7 through 12. Like Junior Camp, it is a fun-filled week of activities, worship, and Bible study which is intended to be spiritually challenging and encouraging to our Countryside teens. Pastor Philip Johnson oversees Teen Camp, which is also staffed by Countryside members.