Our Children’s Ministry is committed to “Growing Children in Christ.” We believe every child should have the opportunity to “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).
Children are important people and we recognize their need to be loved and nurtured in their faith. We know that visiting a new place may cause anxiety for some kids. With that in mind, we try our best to make every child feel right at home from the moment they arrive. Our hope is that coming to church will be something they will look forward to each week.
We pray that your child will experience the genuine care that our teachers feel for their students. We trust that they will discover how much fun learning about God’s word can be and our desire is to help them grow to love Jesus, to live like Jesus and to live for Jesus!
Each Sunday at 9:45 & 11:00 AM, the Children’s Ministry offers safe, fun, friend-filled classes where kids will learn relevant Bible stories that stimulate faith and impact their everyday lives.
- Nursery — We want children to learn about God’s love at the earliest opportunity. We begin with lots of hugs for the babies and the sharing of simple Bible stories and songs about Jesus that toddlers enjoy!
- Preschool — We engage children with exciting Bible stories and encourage them to be active participants in a variety of activities designed to teach them the tremendous truths about God, the Bible and Jesus.
- Elementary — Children at this age are growing to possess a faith that is all their own. We encourage this growth with intriguing, in-depth Bible instruction that relates to real life situations. We also provide opportunities for children to express their faith through creative worship experiences.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is our largest event and our most fun, VBS is a week dedicated to teaching God’s Word to each child through Bible lessons, music, drama, crafts and games. Held during July, this event is an interactive and action-packed experience. It’s an awesome time when hundreds of children, teens and adults laugh and play, sing and pray, learn and grow together… and, it’s totally free!
VBS is Sunday, July 7 to Friday, July 12. We will have two identical sessions — one in the evening from Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, July 11 (6:00 to 8:30 PM) and one in the morning from Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12 (9:30 AM to Noon). Our VBS Celebration Sunday is July 14.
Registration will begin on Easter Sunday (April 21, 2019) and will be done through the ExploreVBS website so please check it frequently for regular updates.
BREAKFAST WITH JESUS
Following a fantastic breakfast, children gather around the manger for a re-telling of the Christmas Story in early December.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Families with children celebrate the wonder and excitement of Christmas together! The program will feature our Preschool Cherub Choir (age 3 to Kindergarten) and our Elementary Kids Choir singing your favorite Christmas Carols! The Youth Band will also perform. Following the program we will gather in the Family Life Center for a time of fun with crafts, cookie decorating and an opportunity to participate in a service project that would bring some Christmas cheer to our friends who are unable to attend.
NATIVITY PETTING ZOO
Join us for our annual Nativity Petting Zoo on Christmas Eve! We will have camels, llamas, donkeys and various other animals in the Family Life Center from 3:30 to 8:30 PM on December 24. The Nativity Petting Zoo is a long-time family favorite so be sure to stop by to say hello!
Cold winter days often don’t provide much opportunity to run around and play. No one likes to see their son or daughter with a bad case of the “winter blahs!” To remedy this, we offer a Friday night of fun with flashlight tag held in the church in January/February. The event is divided by age-group over three separate nights — 1st-3rd graders, 4th-6th graders and K’s & 5’s. Dates will be announced soon!
EASTER EGG HUNT
Younger children are invited to come out on the Saturday before Easter (April 20 at 11:00 AM) to hunt thousands of plastic, candy-filled eggs in the great outdoors! As always, please dress for the weather.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Our largest event and our most fun, Vacation Bible School is a week dedicated to teaching God’s Word to each child through Bible lessons, music, drama, crafts and games. Held the week of July 7-12, this event is an interactive and action-packed experience. It’s an awesome time when hundreds of children, teens and adults laugh and play, sing and pray, learn and grow together… and, it’s totally free!
SUMMER CAMP AT ROUND LAKE
Some of our best childhood memories are from when we went to summer camp. The games, the crafts, the fun, the laughter, the friendship — summer camp is always an awesome time!
The 2019 dates for Worthington Christian Church Camps at Round Lake Christian Camp in Lakeville, Ohio have been announced and they are:
1st-2nd Grade Day Camp One:
Tuesday, July 2
2nd-3rd Grade Overnight Camp:
Sunday & Monday, June 30-July 1
3rd-4th Grade Camp Three:
Sunday-Tuesday, July 21-23
5th-6th Grade Camp Two:
Sunday-Friday, July 14-19
7th-9th Grade Camp Two:
Sunday-Friday, July 14-19
Parents, be sure to download the Round Lake General Info PDF for reference!
Interested in Volunteering?
If you love kids and are interested in working with them on Sunday morning, please fill out the contact form below and let us know! You may also contact the church office at 614-885-8389. NOTE: All volunteers in the Children’s Ministry are required to pass a background check.