“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9
We all desire that our children would learn to love God above all else; that they would learn to read and study the Bible; that they would learn how to live their faith day by day in every situation and that they would easily share Jesus with those in their lives.
This is the point of all we do Sunday morning, Tuesday evenings and every day in between. We are part of the vision of Inviting, Being, Sending- the vision of Fort Garry and by extension, Children’s Ministry in this place. We believe the family is the primary place where faith is passed along to children. As the church, we walk along side families; supporting them, loving and teaching their kids, and being the face of Jesus to them.
These are the times where children from birth to grade 6 spend time with Christian youth and adults. These are a few things we believe as we meet together.
We believe that the Bible is central to understanding who we are meant to be and how we should live. So it is important that children read the Bible, learn the stories and how it applies to their lives. That’s why, Sunday morning, our starting point is the Bible story and from there we wonder together and hopefully are able to see how God’s story is part of our story as well. That is why on Tuesday evenings we have a time where we talk about Jesus.
We believe in community. We can’t do Christian living on our own. It needs to be done with others. On Sunday morning children spend time in small groups where they build relationships with peers and youth or adults. On Tuesday evening children, from grades 1-6, also have small group time with their peers and an adult or youth. It is in these groups where kids learn what faith looks like, how to practice talking about their faith, praying and serving.
We believe in fun and safety. On Sunday mornings mini kid zone (preschool) spends time in play with their peers before hearing the story and kid zone ( school age) do purposeful crafts/activities during their morning. Tuesday evenings are largely about fun in an environment that fosters building relationships with kids from the church and those that are new to church. Safety is always a concern and we address that by having each volunteer go though our annual Safe Place Training and to complete a criminal record check.
Children Under 12 and Their Family
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Sunday Morning Worship