Children's Ministry

We are pleased to have Caroline Gray serving as our Director of Children's Ministry, which includes:

  • Nursery Care during services for newborns through 36 months
  • Children's Church during serivces for children age 3 through 1st grade
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL for children age 3 through 5th grade
  • Wednesday Night Pit Stop during the school year
  • Summer events, such as Vacation Bible School 
  • Milestone Ministries to help parents spiritually transform their children
            ...and much, much more!

Take it Home....Make it Real...Live it Out!

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Week 4 - Out of Egypt

Week 3 - Joseph

Week 2 - God Builds a Nation

Week 1 - Creation

Nursery Care


We have loving caregivers available for children birth through three years old during all worship services and adult Bible classes Sunday mornings and Saturday evenings. Nursery is available at 8:00, 9:30 and 10:45 am Sunday mornings and at the 6:00 PM Saturday services. Childcare is also offered for Monday morning mom’s Bible study, Wednesday evenings during Pit Stop, and for many other church activities. St. Timothy has several Nursery staff who are trained in all church safety policies and have years of experience caring for children. Background checks are required for volunteers and staff working in the Nursery.

Children’s Church

The pastors, elders, and ministry staff at St. Timothy are constantly looking for ways to support parents in your God given role as the primary spiritual educators of your family. We take very seriously Moses’ admonition in Deuteronomy 6:7-9 for parents to “Impress [the commandments] on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” One way to help you grow in faith as a family is to experience worship together. However, we do offer Children’s Church during the pastor’s message. This way parents can have an opportunity to hear the sermon while their children learn at a more developmentally appropriate way.

Saturday Evening Worship (Saturdays at 6:00pm)

has Children’s Church for children 2 ½ through 1st grade. They are dismissed from the worship service prior to the pastor’s message and go to Kid Spot for a time of learning just for them! The children will return to the service following the message.


Traditions Service (Sundays at 8:00am)

has Children’s Church for children 2 ½ through 1st grade. They are dismissed from the worship service prior to the pastor’s message and go to Kid Spot for a time of learning just for them! The children will return to the service following the message.

Celebrations & Connections (Sundays at 10:45am)


has Children’s Church for children 2 ½ through 1st grade. The youngest children – 2 ½ though PreK are invited to Kid Spot.  Parents can bring them to Kid Spot prior to the church service (beginning at 10:30) or at any time during the church service. Please sign them in with our caregivers.  Children PreK through 1st grade will be dismissed from the worship services prior to the pastor's message and go to the Children's Ministry Building for a time of learning just for them!  The children will return to the service following the message.

Sunday School

Kid Zone Sunday School


Our Sunday morning Kid Zone features adult and youth Faith Guides engaging kids in small groups then leading them into a large group presentation of Dramas, Games, Biblical Teachings and Dynamic Worship. Children are placed in classroom groups according to age and grade level; friends are always welcome on this incredible journey into faith!

Kid Zone meets in the Children's Ministry Building @ 9:30

Summer Kid Zone Sunday School (June - August)


Summer Kid Zone is always a lot of fun!  Through large group presentations, kids get to experience God in worship, learn more about His word, and experience Jesus in a whole new way.  Children age 2 through completed 4th grade meet in the Children’s Ministry building.  This summer, kids in Preschool will have a great time learning about God's Word through games, worship, and lots of hands on activities. Our Elementary kids will have a powerful summer filled with fun games, lessons straight from the Bible, and energizing worship. You won’t want to miss it!

Summer Kid Zone meets in the Children's Ministry Building @ 9:30

Wednesday Night Pit Stop


Pit Stop is a time to refuel during your crazy busy week. Eat dinner together as a family then the fun begins for every age! Adult Bible studies, Choir, youth groups – oh my! Dinner starts at 5:45pm and classes and childcare begin at 6:45pm.

Zone 45


Calling all 4th and 5th graders! A youth group JUST for you – and it rocks! Jesus had a knack for connecting eternal truths with everyday symbols his audience could touch, hear, and taste. In this “tween-dom” we will play games and learn about God through gizmos, gadgets, and snacks while digging into the Bible. What could be better than that? Look for us every Wednesday during the school year in the Children’s Ministry Big Room from 6:45-7:45pm.


Supervised care is provided for children birth thru 3rd grade in the Children's Ministry building.  Parents will sign their children into their individual classrooms at 6:45.  Childcare is provided during adult bible study from 6:45 - 7:45 PM.

Milestone Ministry Events

Milestone Ministry Events are age group specific events that are designed to help parents spiritually transform their children. It is our mission to connect kids with Christ beyond the church and into the home. Parents are the primary faith educators – you are with your children the most! The Milestone Ministry Events are

  • Ways parents can connect with other parents in the same life stage;
  • They are times when families are introduced to new spiritual practices that can become rituals in the home and memories for their children (praying scripture of your children, family devotions, learning how to worship as a family, etc.);
  • They are occasions for celebration that give parents Christian resources to help in their child’s spiritual development;
  • They are…FUN!!

Blessing Shower

  • For families with babies born the preceding year. Families eat lunch together, meet nursery staff, get information on LIFE Groups and small group Bible studies, and receive a special gift for their new baby. This event typically happens late January, early February.

Family Huddle

  • For families with 2 & 3 year old children. Beginning a new routine is hard, but after a while it becomes … a routine! Praying God’s Word over your children can be a powerful time of blessing for them and a special memory you create as a family. Imagine this spiritual discipline being passed down for generations and it all began with you! At the event parents will choose a framed copy of a Bible verse to keep in their home. This event happens in the fall (during football season!)

Welcome to Our Church party

  • For families with children entering 2nd grade. Worshiping God as a family can be an amazing experience. At this Ministry Event 2nd graders lead their family on a scavenger hunt through our Life Center and Sanctuary, discovering perhaps new elements of our worship spaces they had never considered before! After our meal and “game” all 2nd grade children get a unique worship tool they can use during the sermon time and parents can use to discuss the service on the drive home. This event happens prior to the start of every school year.

 


The Great Family Devotion Challenge!

  • The goal of family devotions is to empower families to have a consistent, effective, successful, positive devotional experience together which will form a life-long discipline in the life of you and your child. This could be the start of something AMAZING that will be passed on through you to your children, to their children, and for generations to come!
  • Whether you’re a life-long church family who has tried family devotions before, whether you’re new to the “church” thing and just need to be show “how” and “what,” or whether you’re so over scheduled you can’t imagine squeezing another activity into your family’s week – Family Devotions ARE possible! It is of value to the life of your children! Devotions are worth the effort! You can be successful!


Additional Milestone Ministry Events will be added in the coming years. Be on the look-out for your invitation! We want to see your family there!



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