Children’s Ministry

"Children are not the church of tomorrow; they are the church of today!"

 

We are excited to announce our Guest Children’s Minister for summer at Locust Grove. Starting May 5th, Lesha Everett will serve as our Guest Children’s Minister leading the Wednesday night and Sunday children’s programs. Lesha has many years experience in children’s evangelism, Christian children’s counseling, and children’s ministry. Welcome to Locust Grove, Lesha and Lavell!

 Locust Grove college students, Garrett Ancell, Maggie Broyles and Ally Williams will be serving as interns at Locust Grove during their summer break this year. They will primarily be serving in our children’s ministry on Wednesday nights, Sunday mornings, Terrific Tuesdays and VBS but will be making appearances with our youth and other areas of our church. Welcome home, Garrett, Maggie and Ally!

Our preschool department has age-graded classes that start with bed babies and go through kindergarten. During this time, children are taught Bible stories and learn about important Biblical figures. Our teachers use a variety of age-appropriate activities and curriculum.

Our children in grades 1-5 begin class at 9:15 AM on Sunday mornings. They have group worship, and then divide into small groups by age for Bibles stories, crafts, and small group activities. Wacky Wednesdays is for ages 4 & 5 and grades 1-5. It begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday evenings.

Our Terrific Tuesdays program and Vacation Bible School are held each summer and field trips and other enrichment activities are frequently scheduled. Super Surprise Sundays and Kids Summer Camp are other popular activities for the children of Locust Grove.

 

Life Groups for all ages- 9:15 AM Sunday
Children’s Church (4-6)- 10:30 AM service Sunday
Wednesday Fellowship- 6:00 PM (Snacks) and 6:30 PM Class

We are excited to meet new friends!  We would be pleased to have your children and your family visit with Locust Grove.  Your child(ren) would be greeted and treated as one of our own.  It would not take long for your child(ren) to form lasting relationships.

Our Life Groups for children meet in two locations- the rear of the church at the Daycare Center hosts our Life Groups from ages birth- 5 years old.  The basement located adjacent to the Rock Chapel houses our Elementary Life Group.  From the Fellowship Hall, it is up the stairs and on the right.

During the 10:30 service time, we offer Children’s Church for ages 4-6 in the basement.  Children these ages will be dismissed following the song service and offering time.  Typically the Deacon of the Week will include this dismissal.

Wednesday evening snacks are offered in the Fellowship Hall at 6pm for families.  Class time for children begins at 6:30pm. The class locations for children are the same as Life Group (above).

Sign- in & Sign- out forms at the desk above the basement and in the Pre-school area

Pre-school form indicating any allergies, feeding instructions, etc.

For Pre-school children, register for a beeper in the office in the Daycare area at drop off.  Please also return your beeper/pager after church.

The basement door will remain locked until class begins.  For Elementary age children, please bring a Bible to both Life Group and Wednesday evening classes.  We do ask that no outside toys or distractions be brought into class time, please.

We try to incorporate active play, bible memory verses, crafts, group activities and also the latest curriculum to teach and guide.

Lanyard badges provided for class teachers, nursery workers, volunteers and directors

We would love to have you assist with your gift(s) that God has given!  We have found that for all of what is given, it is returned two-fold in the joy that these kiddos give back.  The opportunities are as follows:

Teaching during Life Group
Children’s Church
Nursery
Director
Teaching Wednesday evening
Floaters
Greeters

  1.  Background Check- https://www.ministryopportunities.org/locustgroveBC
  2. 2 Adult Rule where applicable
  3. Training (this does include electronic training as well- we are all busy!)

To volunteer, contact the church office at (256) 379-2813 or leshaeverett@locustgrove.com.

For more information regarding any of our classes or activities for children, please contact the church office at (256) 379-2813  or leshaeverett@locustgrove.com.

 

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