We believe that children are a blessing and a heritage from God and are a valued part of our congregation. Our vision for children and youth must be greater than the world’s vision. May it never be said of us that we stood by and watched while the world molded our children. Instead, may God use us to actively influence their hearts, so by grace they might become men and women of faith who know God and His glorious attributes and His infinite glory. May they be faithful followers of Christ who love the Bible, affirm its infallible worth, and grow in their abilities to understand, express, and defend its teachings. Our ultimate goal is for every child to know they are loved and valued as a unique person made in the image of God to glorify Him.
Our Teaching Process
We desire to teach children through Scripture, worship, prayer, & service. Children of all ages are welcome in the worship service. Until children are ready to be trained in worship we offer the following classes:
• Babies: Prayer and worship music
• Toddlers: Jesus Story Book Bible
• 2-3 years old (By September 1): God’s Story Curriculum
• 3-4 years old (by September 1): Gospel Story Curriculum
• K-1st grade: Gospel Story Curriculum
• 2nd-5th grades: God’s Names
This class meets the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Sunday of each month. On other Sundays, we encourage the children to worship with their parents. By second grade, some children are reaching a maturity to participate in an entire worship service. For this reason, we encourage families to begin working towards having their children worship with them. We also know that some families need more time.
• 2nd-5th grade Discipleship: This is open to any 2nd-5th grader. They meet every other week and study the Gospels together
For specific questions about our family ministries, please review the Brookhaven Presbyterian Family Ministry Plan or contact one of our Family Ministry leaders. The following are a few resources that have helped shape our approach to family ministries.