Children’s Ministry

Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’  Matthew 19:14

We love kids at Lighthouse Christian Church!  It is the mission of the Children’s Ministry to allow children to know Christ and to make Him known in a  safe and loving atmosphere.  The first part of our mission is accomplished by providing Bible-based material in all classes.  The second part is met by providing approved and committed teachers and helpers.

Security is a high priority!  Parents check in children at Check-In Stations located in the hallways outside classrooms to receive their child’s name tag, child pick-up receipt and an info label to give the teacher.   In the event you are needed, your child’s number will appear on the visual pager located in each room.  A child is released only to those with a pick-up receipt.  Background screenings are run on ALL adult volunteers working with children.

Sundays

Cradle Roll

Day / Time Location Leader
Sundays, 8:45AM & 10:30AM Church, Room 1

Cradle Roll is a Bible Class for infants and toddlers through age 2 years available on Sunday mornings at 8:45 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.  Babies are like little sponges…soaking up everything around them.  Through songs, teaching toys and smiles, we will be reinforcing eternal concepts, such as, “God loves you” and You are special!”  All little ones this age and parents are welcome!  Nursery care provided during both services in Room 1.

First Look – Age 3 thru Kindergarten

Day / Time Location Leader
Sundays 8:45AM Church, Room 3 -
Sundays 10:30AM Church, Room 3 -

PrintFirst Look INCITES WONDER in the hearts of little ones age 3 thru Kindergarten. The First Look curriculum is designed so that each preschool child will grow up believing that:

  • God made me.
  • God loves me.
  • Jesus wants to be my friend forever. 

Kids enjoy crafts, music, indoor & outdoor play, and are given parent approved snacks.  First Look is offered during both Sunday worship services at 8:45 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. in Room 3

252 BASICS – Grades 1 thru 5

Day / Time Location Leader
Sundays 8:45AM Church, Room 12 -
Sundays 10:30AM Church, Room 12 -

PrintOur Sunday morning children’s program – 252 Basics – is named for the Bible verse found in Luke 2:52, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” When you see the word “basics” in the title, well, you sort of think foundational, essential, right? That’s what 252 Basics does—it equips kids from first through fifth grade with these three basic truths:

I need to make the wise choice.

I can trust God no matter what.

I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

On the whole, 252 Basics invites kids into the Story of God, to show them the character of God, all while helping them internalize the 3 Basic Truths. 252 Basics has Bible stories presented in an exciting fashion using a dvd story-telling drama. Crafts, snacks, singing, and outdoor play are a part of the 252 Basics schedule. A skilled staff of teachers and workers serve your elementary school children every Sunday morning.

252 BASICS – PROVOKES DISCOVERY in the minds and hearts of elementary age kids.  The 252 BASICS curriculum is designed to shape identity through planting these truths from Luke 2:52: I need to make the wise choice. (Wisdom) – I can trust god no matter what. (Faith) – I should treat others the way I want to be treated. (Friendship).  The 252 BASICS Class is offered during both Sunday morning worship services at 8:45 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. in Room 12b.

Wednesdays

Children’s Choir

Day / Time Location Leader
Wednesdays 6:00PM – 6:30PM (September thru May, excluding holidays) Church Hertie Wilson

Singing songs to the Lord is not only fun and rewarding for kids, it is a great way to teach and hide the Word of God in their hearts. Children age 5 thru grade 6 gather on Wednesdays (September – May) to practice songs to be performed during special services through the school year.  Bring your kids each week for a fun time of singing and learning God’s Word through music.

Just For Kids

Day / Time Location Leader
Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00PM (September to May) Church, Room 12

Just For Kids is a free program on Wednesday evenings (September-May) for elementary children.  The program begins with worship at 6:00 p.m.  Other activities include Bible lessons, games, and crafts.  Join us in Room 12b for a fun evening while parents are invited to attend a fun Bible study.

Summer Programs

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Day / Time Location Leader
Sunday – Thursday 6:30PM – 8:30PM Church Andrea Openshaw

ROAR VBS – Life is wild • God is good!  Vacation Bible School is a summer ministry offered to children age 3 years through 5th grade at Lighthouse Christian Church and in the community.  VBS is filled with Bible adventure stories, entertaining movies, fun games, unforgettable music, inspiring mission projects, creative crafts, tasty snacks, and much more.

At ROAR VBS children will have a great time exploring God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life in a safe and friendly environment.  Kids are encouraged to attend and invite their friends to join them for this life-changing week Sunday – Thursday, June 23 – 27, at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Check back in May for VBS registration information.