At the Church, we believe that children are a precious gift from God and the privilege of nurturing their faith begins at home. For that reason, we have designed a two-fold children's ministry (Family Connection) that keeps parents at the core of their children's faith development.
Family Connection begins with an at-home/lifeGroup element resourced by the hub at the Church. Each month, families can pick up 4 packets of children's teaching resources to be used at home and in lifeGroup settings. These packets include stories, games, and activities that can be adapted for preschool through elementary aged children. The topics are specifically geared around the focus for worship each week, helping children connect what they are hearing in church to their daily lives. Packets can be obtained at each site or by emailing Emily Powers.
In order to promote family faith development as a church body, you can find Family Connection happening live on the 2nd Sunday of each month at both our Fitchburg (9:15-10:30am) and East Madison sites. During these times, parents and children (3 years to 4th grade) are invited to come together for a time of family devotions, crafts, and activities. For more information, you can contact Amy Debaker.
In Fitchburg, on non Family Connection weeks, you'll find children gathering from 9:15-10:30am for an informal Kids Connection. Parents are invited to participate by planning crafts and lessons or just staying to play. Children will be engaged in bible stories and games while building friendships with other children. Parents are also welcome to attend the weekly Faith Builders class that occurs during that time.
We believe children are welcome in worship with their families and are invited to join us during each worship service at each site. We don't mind a little noise or restlessness! We love having children actively participate in worship!
Your family is important to us! We'd love to have your family join us as we work together to nurture a life-long faith in the young lives God has entrusted to us.