Children's Ministry at Colbert Presbyterian Church
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Colbert Presbyterian Church

4211 E. Colbert Rd.
Colbert, WA 99005
509-468-9923


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Our Mission
To provide opportunities for children and families to worship,
engage with God’s Word, pray, serve and have fun together.


Our Purpose
To give children the opportunity to know Jesus Christ and
develop a relationship with Him, as Lord and Savior.
 

Our Methods

  • Trust that God is already at work

  • Undergird the ministry in prayer

  • Have confidence in the priesthood of all believers*
      
  • Create a safe environment

  • Teach Bible stories, principles and values, and memorize Scripture

  • Help children apply what they learn in the Bible to their everyday lives

  • Teach children how to use their Bibles

  • Teach about and do missions and giving

  • Develop a sense of family

  • Be serious about our purposes
     
  • Serve with joy

  • Have fun

  • Keep it simple
           
  • Coordinate with, support and be supported by fellow children’s ministry leaders and leaders in other ministry areas
 
* “Priesthood of all believers” is the belief that, through Christ, all believers have access to God and can minister for God.  It is based on I Peter 2:9: “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

 

Overview of Programs
 

Nursery care is available for children up to three years old during both worship services as well as the education hour on Sunday mornings.  Nursery care is also available during many of our special services and events. 
 
Children’s Worship takes place during the sermon and congregational prayer time of both the 8:15 and 11:00 worship services.  Children ages 3 through third grade are invited to join two adult volunteer leaders for an age-appropriate worship experience that includes listening to and responding to God’s Word as it is shared using simple wooden figures and a Biblically based script.
 
Sunday School is our Sunday morning education program for preschoolers through sixth graders and takes place during the education hour (9:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.).  Children in preschool through fourth grade participate in what is known as the Workshop Rotation Model of Sunday school.  This is an exciting program that focuses on multi-dimensional learning by having the children explore a Bible story or theme in various workshops over a period of 4 weeks.  Children in fifth and sixth grade participate in a special catechism class in which they explore tenets of the Christian faith.  Opportunities for developing friendships are provided for all ages.
 
Family Connections are monthly gatherings for families with children in sixth grade and younger.  Some “Connections” are on Sundays after church, and some are on Wednesday evenings.  These get-togethers usually take place around a meal (provided by the church) and are meant to give children and families the opportunities to grow closer to God and to each other.  (Check the Children’s Ministry Calendar for specific dates.) 
 
Lighthouse Kids: Prayer & Worship takes place on the second Wednesday of the month, coinciding with our monthly the all-church prayer gatherings.  It is for children up through sixth grade.
 
Kids’ Service Nights typically take place on the third Wednesday of the month from
6-8 p.m.  Service Nights are for children in first through sixth grade and include dinner, games, and opportunities for service. 
 
*Childcare is provided for younger children during Lighthouse Kids and Service Nights, but  children must be potty-trained for parents to leave the church campus.
 
Thursday Morning Childcare is available for children whose moms participate in the Thursday morning women’s Bible study, which takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. during the school year.
 
Moppets is the childcare program for children whose moms participate in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), which meets once per month, generally on the first Friday of each month.
 
Mini Vacation Bible School is a three-day VBS program for three year-olds through rising first graders.  Mini VBS usually takes place in early June, before most schools get out for the summer.


Fall Calendar

 
Sept. 13 (Wed)            Lighthouse Kids, 6-8 PM
 
Sept. 17 (Su)               Sunday School Begins, 9:35 - 10:45 AM
+ Kindergartners receive Bibles (during worship)
 
Sept. 20 (W)                Kids’ Service Night, 6-8 PM
 
October 1 (Su)            Family Connections, 12:15 PM
 
Oct. 11 (W)                 Lighthouse Kids: Prayer and Worship
 
Oct. 18 (W)                 Kids’ Service Night
 
Nov. 5 (Su)                 Family Connections
 
Nov. 15 (W)                Lighthouse Kids
 
Nov. 22 (W)                Kids’ Service Night
 
Dec. 3 (Su)                 Family Connections Christmas Caroling Caravan (Time TBD)
 
Dec. 13 (W)                Lighthouse Kids
 
Dec. 17 (Su)               All-Church Christmas Brunch between services (at approximately 9:30 AM)
 
Dec. 24 (Su)               Christmas Eve -- No Sunday school
 
 
*Stay tuned for information about 2018 programs and events!

 
 
Questions or concerns?


 
Please feel free to contact any member of our Children’s Ministry Advisory Team or one of our pastors.  Also, please know that parents are always welcome to accompany their children at any time to any children’s ministry program or event.  
 
2016-2017 Children’s Ministry Advisory Team

Sarah Brody, Elder

Mary Ann Keith, Moppets Coordinator

Janet Neder, Director

Elizabeth Peterson
 
Sarah Seidel

 


 

 
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