Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me
and do not hinder them,
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.’
We believe that children are the church. As such, they participate in all aspects of our mission at Church of the Apostles, in their own unique and fun way, while in a safe and nurturing environment:
… We teach God’s word through Bible stories and memorization. And, in partnering with parents, they are encouraged to apply it to their daily living — embracing for themselves the Gospel message of salvation.
… They inherit the rich heritage of Anglican faith and worship by attending the latter part of the worship service and experiencing a blessing (or in taking communion themselves), by learning about liturgy, and being prompted towards sacramental living.
… We help them proclaim the good news of Jesus to others through service, giving, and prayer.
- Nursery (Birth - 3 years): Each Sunday our infants and toddlers are cared for by our loving volunteers in a safe environment where they can learn about God through play, stories and prayer.
- Preschool/Kindergarten (4 years - K): Our preschoolers and kindergarteners will begin building a firm foundation of faith as they walk through the Old and New Testaments learning about our great God.
- Kid's Church (1st-6th grade): After a time of worship with their families, our oldest students separate into two classes (1st-3rd and 4th-6th) where they hear an age-appropriate, Bible-based, gospel-centered message during the school year. During the summer, these students attend the worship service, where there will be a brief kids' sermon and children's bulletins to keep them interested and involved.
Our 2017-2018 Curriculum
- This year, our preschool/K class is once again using the Show Me Jesus curriculum. Specifically this fall, they are learning how God created all things. For the first 13 weeks, the children will learn about God's creation, the fall, the promised Savior, and the new heavens and the new earth.
- In the grades 1-3 class, the children will be studying Jesus, What a Savior!, which is a study on redemption. From Children Desiring God on this curriculum, it "explores the incomparable greatness and worth of God, the desperate condition of helpless sinners, and the all-sufficient work of Jesus Christ to redeem sinful people."
- In the grades 4-6 class, the older children will learn To Be Like Jesus, also a curriculum from Children Desiring God. The theme of this study is: "What is salvation? How does someone become a Christian? What does it mean to become like Jesus? This curriculum helps answer these important questions by explaining elements of the Gospel message, its purpose, and promise. A major portion of this study focuses on the doctrine of sanctification - the process by which a Christian becomes more and more conformed to the likeness of Jesus."
Being a teacher at Apostles goes beyond childcare. It is a great honor and privilege to teach the kids about our amazing God each Sunday. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, please contact Amy Willers.