Children’s Ministry

HIS KIDZ is the theme and mission for our ministry to boys and girls at Chapin Presbyterian Church.

Hearing the truth

In worship & prayer

Serving others

We have a loving, safe environment for children of all ages. Our dedicated teachers and volunteers engage our children in fun, memorable, and Christ-centered activities that help them learn and apply the Bible to their hearts. Throughout the year, special events are planned for our children, including Vacation Bible School, the living Easter story and Egg Hunt, Christmas musical programs, and much more.

Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me;
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
— Matthew 19:14 —

Nursery

We welcome children from Newborns to three-year-olds, believing that no one is too young to hear about Jesus! Our nursery is a priority. We know that Jesus loves each one of the precious children that come under our care.

Andrea Looney is our Nursery coordinator and oversees every area of our ministry to His littlest ones. Lauren Peters is our Nursery Care Giver. She is here every Sunday providing consistent loving care for our infants.

Sunday School

Our Sunday morning curriculum at 9:30 is Bible Studies for Life, by Lifeway, relatable, age-appropriate Bible studies for kids. We focus on discipleship, being transformed into he likeness of Jesus. Our time together includes Bible reading, games, activities and real life application, helping kids purposefully become more like Jesus every day by exploring His Word together. An added bonus is that all children are studying the same scriptures and there are take home ideas for families to reinforce the lessons at home. 

Children’s Church

All children are welcome to Worship with their families. If parents prefer, KidZ through first grade may remain in their classrooms for Children’s Church following Sunday School. Lessons continue on the same Scripture with more kid-friendly fun, centered around Jesus.

Treasure Seekers Club

We believe the Word of God is one of our greatest treasures. The Seekerz memorize one selected Scripture from our lesson each month. Twice a year we celebrate those who have “hidden God’s Word in their hearts” (Psalm 119:11) with a special event.

Gravity

Meets every 2nd and 4th Sundays from 5:00-7:00 with food, games, and fun. Special service opportunities are during the first weekend each month, and fun activities offsite are planned every 3rd weekend. All 5-6th graders are invited to come and bring friends!

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8)

Prayer Stones

One of our church’s greatest traditions is our prayer stones.  Baskets are in the lobby filled with small stones inscribed with a child’s name.  Each family may choose one stone, and pray for that child every day for a year. Prayer calendars, with dates and Scriptures, are provided with the stones.

HisKidZ Music

Music is a vital part of reinforcing the Word of God and worshiping Jesus. We involve our children musically in Sunday School as well as providing the following opportunities:

HisKidz Ringer (Handbells) – Sundays 10:15 am – 10:25 am

The Kidz prepare and participate during worship services throughout the year.

Childrens Events

  • Walk with Jesus will be Saturday, April 4th from 10:00-12:00. Children up through 4th grade are invited to come walk through the last week of Jesus life, hunt for lots of candy/prize filled eggs, and enjoy lunch together.
  • Vacation Bible School will be July 15-19th from 9:00-12:00 each morning. “In the Wild” is the theme for 2020. Registration begins next May.

Security

The safety of our children is very important to us. All our workers have background checks through SLED, have filled out an application and have been trained in safety procedures.

Volunteering

Our ministry could not happen without our amazing volunteer team. If God is calling you to share the love of Jesus with children, come be a part of our team and make an impact that lasts a lifetime. Contact Jackie Linder, our Director of Children’s/Gravity Ministry, for more information at jackiel@chapinpres.com.