Children's Ministry Mission Statement
John 21:15, “When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”
He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
Children are a precious part of the body of believers. Sunday School is an instrument for reaching the little “lambs” in the faith.
The Sunday School team exists to co-labor with the pastors and elders of the church in shepherding and sharing the gospel, with a special
focus on the children and their families.
Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Sunday School teachers have a unique opportunity to help lay the foundation of a knowledge of Jesus Christ in a way that the littlest in
our church can grasp and understand. No doubt, a child’s greatest influence is his parents or guardians. The command to “train up a child” in
Proverbs is directed toward parents and secondarily the assembly of believers as a whole. Teachers have the opportunity to create meaningful
and loving relationships with both the children and their families through which they can support parents in this undertaking. Our hope is
that when the children are older, they will be prepared to join the adults in learning God’s Word in greater depth. And if a child chooses to walk
away from the faith he will have the seeds of the gospel sown in his heart.
Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
The ultimate calling of the church is discipleship. Sunday School teachers are learning firsthand how to disciple others through teaching the children
about who Christ is and how to live like Him. Likewise, the Sunday School leaders are there to serve and equip the teachers in this important endeavor.
Galatians 5:13-14, “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one
another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
The goal of every ministry is to serve one another in love. Children may not remember every detail they learned in Sunday School, but chances are,
they will remember how they were treated. They will remember the indescribable kindness and love shown to them that can only come from one
source, their Creator and Heavenly Father. Likewise, those participating in the ministry should feel loved and uplifted through serving alongside their
brothers and sisters in Christ. The blessings are not to end with the children, but rather overflow to the teachers through fellowship with one another,
preparing the lessons that they teach, and forming relationships with the children.