Our youth & family ministries vision is to grow and equip children and parents to see God for who He is, to see themselves how God sees them, and to love others as God loves them.
Sunday morning programming is held throughout the school year with classes for 3 year olds up to 6th grade. The Grove begins at 9:00 and ends at 10:15. The curriculum we use is from ReThink Group, and this curriculum helps us to equip children and parents in navigating the Bible; personalizing Scripture; dialoging with God (public and private prayer); sharing and defending their faith, and worshiping with their lives.
Our time on Sunday mornings involves both large and small group facets, a time of worship together, and activites that will reinforce the solid biblical content we will be covering. We also provide take home assignments (Parent Cues and Kids "God Time" Devotionals) which give parents the opportunity to engage with their children throughout the week. These take home pages are available below.
With many young families in our congregation, our nurseries are very active! We provide nursery care to children aged infant through 3 years. The nursery also get used throughout the week by several different groups. All of the caretakers in our nurseries have completed child protection paperwork, ensuring that all children will be cared for in a safe, comfortable and loving environment. Contact person for the nursery is Mandy Hall, who can be reached at email@example.com.
The Garden is a worship alternative for children ages 4 through 2nd grade. Children will be dismissed during the worship service. If you would like your child to attend the Garden, please be sure to sign them up in the foyer before the worship service and receive a registration sticker. The Garden does not meet on the third Sunday of the month, so that families can be together during communion.
If you are interested in signing your children up for any of our Children's Ministries,
please fill out our registration form
We also have a media release form available. We won't take pictures of your children and post them without your permission.
If you are interested in volunteering to serve with any of our Children's Ministries, please do the following:
Download and read our protection plan policy and sign our statement of agreement
If you are a teen, fill out our Family Ministries teen application
If you are above 18, fill out our Family Ministries adult application
Sign our Background Check consent form
All registration forms can be returned to the church office.
Thank you for making sure the children at CEFC are well taken care of!