Our children are gifts from God and valuable members of our church community. It is our desire to create a safe, nurturing, and spiritually formative environment for your children.
The goal of our children’s ministry is to help children know Jesus’ saving love and to understand their lives and the world around them in light of his story. We seek to come alongside families as they train children in godliness, working toward the hope that through our children’s participation with each other and in the Hope Fellowship Church community, they will grow into the wisdom and faith that God desires for each of us.
Every children's volunteer at Hope Fellowship is required to have been involved in the life of our church for at least six months and to submit and periodically renew a National Background check.
Our children’s classes use gospel-centered curriculum with scripture, stories, and activities to allow them opportunities to form spiritual friendships with their peers and teachers.
For more information, contact our Children's Ministry Director, Zach Barton.
DURING OUR 9AM WORSHIP GATHERING
Childcare is Available anytime during the service
Babies: Birth to Walking (Nursery) – The room is equipped to facilitate a wide range of activities for babies- swinging, rocking, tummy time, sitting up, and crawling. Trained Nursery volunteers are available to care for your littlest ones.
Toddlers: Walking to 2 yrs old – Each Sunday is filled with a time of play followed by circle time where the children come together to hear a story from the Bible.
children are Dismissed during the service, before the last song prior to the sermon
Preschool: 3 yrs old to Pre-K – Each week our preschoolers are taught a lesson from the Gospel Project curriculum, which uses Bible stories, activities, songs, and videos.
Sunday School: Kindergarten to 3rd Grade – elementary school children go deeper into stories from the Bible using the Gospel Project curriculum, which uses singing, Scripture memory, Bible texts, and crafts.
DURING OUR 11AM WORSHIP GATHERING
There is no child care or classes offered at this time.
Nursery & Toddler rooms are available for children accompanied by their parents.
Children’s Ministry Core Values:
At Hope Fellowship we believe that the only hope for our children is through Jesus Christ. Because of this, no amount of behavior modification or obedience can bring lasting change to a child’s heart. For that reason, our goal as a ministry of Hope Fellowship is to shepherd the hearts of our little ones towards faith and hope in Christ, not merely to align their behavior with Christian principles. We desire to help our children see that Jesus is their heart’s greatest desire and only hope.
The Bible teaches us that parents and the family are the primary disciplers of a child’s heart (Deut. 6:4-9). Additionally, we believe the Church and the home should be partners in the gospel. Because of this, Hope Fellowship seeks to partner with parents and families in the discipleship of their own children. The gospel-centered children’s curriculum taught on Sundays is designed to supplement the gospel-centered teaching within the home. We exist to come alongside parents as they raise their children in light of the gospel.
It takes a community to raise a child. Just as in the home, we also desire for our children to grow up in a church family that models the gospel and helps to shape and prepare them to be healthy church members once they have placed their faith in Jesus Christ. One of the ways we seek to achieve this is by including children in the corporate worship services each Sunday before they are dismissed to their age-appropriate classrooms.