Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry

There is no greater privilege for a local church, than to train up the next generation to follow Christ. The Lord has greatly blessed our church with a vibrant group of children.

We want our children to learn from the beginning that they are part of the “big church.”  Each Sunday morning, toddlers and up, stay with their families for the first part of the service.  It is good for our children to see their parents and other adults lifting up the name of the Lord in worship.

Just prior to the message, the children, ages 2 through 5th grade are dismissed to their classes. The children meet together in four groups:
  • Toddlers: 2 to 3 years old
  • Preschool: Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • Early Elementary: 1st – 3rd grade
  • Elementary: 4th – 5th grade

Our curriculum is created by Answers in Genesis.  It is an excellent three year chronological presentation of the Bible. ABC curriculum uses the same passages/lesson topics for every age group, so all our children are studying the same theme each week but at a level that suits their development. The lessons reveal how God’s redemption plan unfolds through the OT and then is fulfilled in the NT through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Each week the children learn a lesson from the Bible that is then re-enforced through a variety of group discussions, activities, games and crafts.  Our main goal is that children at Arcola Bible Church would learn how to study God’s Word, learn His truths, and recognize His authority in their lives.  We pray they would grow to become disciples of Jesus Christ, who love and follow the Lord, and who are equipped to defend and articulate their faith in tomorrow’s culture.

       

We invite you to join us as we train up the next generation of believers.