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 children's ministries

The Grove:

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.


Nursery:

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 derekandmandy@hotmail.com.


The Garden:

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 Grove Sunday morning focus (April)

First Look (Ages 3-5)

Theme: Big News

Memory Verse: "Go and make disciples of all nations." - Matthew 28:19

Bottom Line: I can tell others about Jesus

Summary: We have some BIG NEWS for you! Are you ready for it? JESUS. IS. ALIVE! Okay, okay. You already know that, but for some of the preschoolers who will be celebrating Easter with us, this will not only be BIG NEWS, it will be NEW news as well! We have the awesome privilege of telling preschoolers that Jesus is God’s Son, He is alive, and He wants to be their friend forever. It truly is BIG NEWS!


First Look Parents: Click Here to download the "Parent Cue" - a helpful tool to help you continue to talk about Jesus with your Preschooler week long!


252 Kids (K-6th Grade)

Theme: Road Trip: Some Things are Worth the Wait

Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” - Psalm 27:14

Bottom Line: Patience is waiting until later for what you want now.

Summary: Have you ever been on a road trip? There’s nothing like typing an address into your GPS and

heading out on the open road for an adventure. Yet, somewhere along the way, you might

hear a tiny voice from the backseat asking the familiar question, “Are we there yet?” As much

as the journey is worth it to get to the destination, road trips take time and waiting to arrive

can be frustrating. But it’s not just with road trips. Doesn’t it seem like we’re faced with waiting

for something or someone—all the time? That’s why we’re using the idea of a road trip to help

kids understand more about what God says about patience.

 


252 Parents: Make sure to download our "Parent Cue" - a helpful tool to help you continue to talk about Jesus with your student all week long! 


Click Here for the K-3rd grade Parent Cue

Click Here for the 4th-6th grade Parent Cue


K-1st grade Parents: Download some age specific "God Time" weekly devotionals for your students! Click on the links below for each week!


Week 1 - Jesus is alive!

Week 2 - When you think you can't wait, talk to God about it

Week 3 - When you think you can't wait, keep your cool

Week 4 - When you think you can't wait, think about what's true

Week 5 - When you think you can't wait, think twice


2nd - 3rd grade Parents: Download some age specific"God Time" weekly devotionals for your students! Click on the links below for each week!


Week 1 - Jesus is alive!

Week 2 - When you think you can't wait, talk to God about it

Week 3 - When you think you can't wait, keep your cool

Week 4 - When you think you can't wait, think about what's true

Week 5 - When you think you can't wait, think twice


4th-6th grade Parents: Download some age specific "God Time" weekly devotionals for your preteens! Click on the links below for each week!


Week 1 - How do you celebrate Easter?

Week 2 - When is it hard to have patience?

Week 3 - What do you do when it's hard to wait?

Week 4 - What can you think about when it's hard to wait?

Week 5 - What could you miss out on by not waiting?


Registration forms

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!