CPC believes that children are a gift from God, so we are committed to developing children's ministries that serve our children and nurture them in knowledge and affection for the gospel story. To that end, we offer the Nursery, Sunday School, and Children's Worship each Sunday.
Sunday School | Children's Sunday School at Christ Presbyterian Church uses the Show Me Jesus curriculum from Great Commission Publications--doctrinally sound, spiritually nourishing and interactive curriculum that increases a child's knowledge of the Bible and prepares him or her for the real world. Here's what we'll be studying in Fall 2016:
|Age 3-K||God Leads His People||This fall, your children will discover that God calls his people to himself, and he wants them to trust and follow him. Through exciting Bible stories about Moses and the Israelites, preschoolers will begin to grasp that God is loving and powerful, that he makes and keeps promises, that he punishes sin, and that he redeems and saves his people.|
|Grades 1-2||Obeying God||This fall, we will be studying prophets and kings from the Old Testament. We will be exploring their lives and learning what it means to obey God. Your children will come to know that our obedience is a privilege and a gift from God, and they will thank him for his grace and goodness.|
|Grades 3-4||God's Grace in the Law||This fall, we will study the Ten Commandments, taking a deep look at it topic-by-topic. Using the Westminster Shorter Catechism, our kids will learn what God demands and outlaws in each commandment, taking care to see what each means for believers. Our aim is to show covenant children, to whom God has made promises of salvation, how God wants them to live.|
|Grades 5||Matthew to John||In this study, our older elementary students will study all four Gospels in a way they never have before! Sure, they know about Jesus’ miraculous birth, his miracles and life, and his death and resurrection. But they are now old enough to explore the story of Christ through the eyes of the Gospel writers—by comparing, contrasting, and examining Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. They will learn awesome Bible study skills while also seeing the life and ministry of Jesus come alive through these eyewitnesses and disciples of Christ.|
Children's Worship | At CPC, we encourage families to worship together, so children are welcome to remain in the service at any age. We also believe that for some, children benefit from more age-appropriate content, so children age 3 to kindergarten are welcome to join a separate children's worship class that runs through the second half our service.
Nursery | At Christ Presbyterian Church, we believe that laying the foundation for a Christ-centered life is a vital part of our ministry, beginning even at a child's infancy. We seek to provide an environment of love, safety, and spiritual nurture for each child so that their experience of church is joyful and positive, and so that they can begin to understand that God cares for them.
The nursery is available during Sunday School and Worship Service for children from birth to 3 years. In the nursery, children will learn about God as we share his love through songs and stories. During play time we will promote sharing, cooperation and encouragement. Snacks are provided for older children, and gluten-free snacks are available upon request for those with allergies. Prepared bottles of milk or formula can be administered by nursery workers as directed.