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Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him.  Psalm 127:3

Our Children’s Ministry is intentional in equipping children to be devoted followers of Jesus, to serve our community and the world.  Our teaching is formulated to help children come to personally know and experience Christ's love, and to help them understand and use their God-given gifts.  We pray they will share their faith with friends and demonstrate their love through service opportunities at church and at home.

Visiting for the first time?
Here’s a quick look at what you need to know:
We have Sunday School for K-5th grade at 9:30 and Children’s Church for K-2nd graders during the 10:50 worship service.  K-2nd graders attend the service at 10:50 with their parents and are dismissed right before the sermon to go to "Temple Time" in the Children's Wing.
We encourage parents to attend an adult Sunday School class at 9:30 so that families can attend church as a family at 10:50.
More detailed info about Sunday School is found below.
We look forward to welcoming you to SonLight Village on Sunday morning!

We encourage elementary age children in the their walk with Jesus in the following ways:

TEACHING
Rotation Sunday School - During the school year we utilize a Workshop Rotation Sunday School (9:30am). We teach one Bible story for 5 weeks in a row rotating them into different, exciting, media based workshops each week. The teachers stay in the workshop of their strength repeating, adapting and improving their lesson each week during the rotation. We have begn the summer VBS program during the Sunday School hour, Operation Arctic! On or thrilling expedition we'll uncover the coolest book on the planet - the Bible! Join us as we plunge into Glacier Gap games, Discovery crafts, Klondike Corner snack, and - most importantly - Bible study!  Click here for details.

***Special 5th Grade Summer Sunday School Class - Wayne and Missy Steffey will lead a special class for our 5th graders June 4 - August 6th at 9:30a.m. This class is specifically designed to prepare kids for the youth group experience. This will be a time of team building and uniting the group as they bridge over into the middle school youth group. Jim and Holly Murphy will assist. On the last Sunday, August 6th, at noon our 5th graders and families are invited to join us for the 5th Grade Blessing Luncheon which will be held in the youth facility downstairs. Sign up for luncheon.

Parenting Classes - Various classes available for parents offered in multiple subjects throughout the year.

Scripture Memory - Award bible given for memorizing the books of the Bible; small prizes offered for memorizing the memory verses for each Sunday School rotation.

WORSHIP
Children’s Church - Offered at the 10:50 Sunday morning worship service during the sermon for K-2nd graders. Children are provided an environment where they can learn about Jesus in a meaningful, relevant way through The Gospel Project. 
July 16 - The Good Samaritan
July 23 - Three Parables
July 30 - The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Aug. 6 - The Wicked Tenants
Aug. 13 - Jesus Turned Water to Wine
Aug. 20 - Jesus Provided Bread from Heaven
Aug. 27 - Jesus Walked on Water
Sept. 3 - Four Friends Helped
Sept. 10 - Jesus Has Power Over Evil
Sept. 17 - Jesus Healed a Woman and Raised a Girl
Sept. 24 - Jesus Raised Lazarus

Children’s Bulletins - Available at the information desk for a quiet and fun way to involve kids in worship and teach them the Bible.
Devotional Teaching - As children train to be junior leaders, devotional books are provided and children are taught how to use them.

SERVICE
Junior Leaders - To provide new opportunities for 5th graders who share a commitment to serve in their church. Junior Leaders serve during the Sunday morning service and a monthly schedule is provided.
Black Mtn. Deliveries - Through the Mission of Hope Ministry, deliveries to the school in Harlan County Kentucky are made for Back to School Program and Christmas. 
Puppet Team - An exciting place to develop puppetry skills and to grow spiritually while serving behind the curtain. Third, fourth and fifth graders will learn basic puppetry skills as well as performing at various church events along with outreach events. We will have Fall sesssion beginning in September - details to come.
World Mission Projects - Multiple projects are offered throughout the year to be involved in collecting items for special mission opportunities.

EVANGELISM
Outreach Events - Special events dedicated to welcome non-church members and point them to Jesus. Also includes service projects where God’s love is demonstrated through acts of service.
Gospel Story Training – Children are trained to share their faith in Jesus through various methods. Kid’s EE cubes, gospel bracelets and wordless books are some of the tools used in training.

Children's Ministry Staff
Ginger Forbes, Director of Children's Ministry
Jan Doll, Preschool Education Coordinator
Amy Breedlove, Nursery Coordinator

For more information, contact the Church Office at 671-1885.