Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

Sunday  Worship Buddies
Weekday Programs  Serve
Dedication/Baptism

We partner with parents to build a biblically-centered foundation for their children's lives. Lessons and small groups focus on the foundational truths of Jesus and provide opportunities to know and experience Him. Our curriculum is called the Gospel Project by Lifeway. The major benefits to Gospel Project are:
1.      Biblically-centered lessons
2.      It works start to finish in the Bible - curriculum will cover the entire Bible every 3 yrs.
3.      Same Bible story for Early Childhood and Elementary on Sundays. There is consistency throughout all Children's Ministry.
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Reminders

Sign up for text alerts to get reminders and notifications from Children's Ministry.  Text WCCPARENTS to 41411.

Save the Date for VBS 2017!  Maker Fun Factory: Created by God Built for a Purpose!  Monday- Friday, July 24-28.  Registration begins Sunday, April 16.

Missions Projects

Every month during the school year Children's Ministry works on a mission project. Our March project is collecting items for our college freshmen to send them exam care packages later in April.  We are gathering sticky notes, protein/breakfast bars, microwave popcorn, gum, individually wrapped hard candy, highlighters, instant drink pouches/tea bags/instant coffee. Our last day for collection is Sunday, March 26.  

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning Schedule
9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Children may be checked-in 15 minutes before each service begins.
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Sunday morning is where children spend time learning and worshiping through song, stories, games, and small groups. 

  • Infant–Toddler 
    The nursery is for the Chapel’s littlest ones (6 weeks–36 months old). Ages 24 months and up will get relevant stories that will introduce them to God's love.
  • Preschool
    Children ages 3–5 will enjoy both large and small group styles of learning. They'll first gather into smaller age-specific groups, followed by large group, where they'll sing songs, jump and dance to worship music, and hear a lesson about God in a fun, easy-to-understand way. Then, going back to their small group, they'll talk more about the lesson and pray with their small group leaders.
  • Elementary  K-5th graders begin and end in grade-specific small groups and attend large groups together during their time on Sunday morning. In small groups they will have focused time in the Bible and learn from each other and their leader.  Your child's name tag will identify the class he/she will attend.

If you’re visiting for the first time, you will need to sign-up at the Children’s Ministry Welcome Desk (see map). In order to check-in more quickly, you may complete the Visitor Registration form to bring with you to the desk. A copy of the form can be found hereYou will then receive a check-in tag, a security sticker for each child, and a welcome bag. Children and parents will then be ushered to the proper location.

  • Parent Paging – You will be given a pager upon checking-in your child. If we need you during the service, the pager will vibrate to notify that you are needed at the Children’s Ministry Welcome Desk.
  • Child Pick-up – You must present your portion of the security sticker before we release your child. Return your pager in the designated baskets.
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Click the button below to learn about our Worship Buddies ministry that breaks down barriers for children with special needs, allowing them to participate in Sunday morning Children’s Ministry alongside their peers.
Worship Buddies

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Health & Safety

We require all our volunteers to be appropriately screened and trained, and we maintain strict teacher-to-child ratios to ensure safe care. For the health of all our children, children must be free from fever or symptoms of contagious disease for 24 hours. Let us know of any allergies or medical conditions your child may have so that we may best serve the needs of your child.
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Weekday Programs

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Mom's Morning Out is currently full.  

For the 2016-2017 school year, click here to go to the registration page and find new details about ages and days.

For children 2 & 3 years old (see below)

September 2016–May 2017
Fridays, 9:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
A calendar will be provided after registration.
Need a few hours to yourself? Mom's Morning Out program allows you to leave your child(ren), ages 2 (by June 30, 2016) and 3 (by December 31, 2016), in our nursery for a few hours while you run errands, go to an appointment, enjoy brunch with friends, or just finish a good book. Using the WEE Learn curriculum, your child will engage in relationship-orientated learning activities that embrace their physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual development using Christian themes in a nurturing environment.    Contact Gayle Justice,  , (757) 941-1218 for more details.


Fridays at 10:45 a.m. in the Preschool Hall, Orange Room
Check the Calendar for exact dates.  The next session begins on January 20th.

All preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join in the fun! Come and enjoy the excitement of a story time in which God’s Truth is shared in an energetic and nurturing environment.
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Child Dedication (6 weeks–Preschool)

The Chapel believes children are a gift from God and celebrates parents who choose to raise their children with godly principles. A Child Dedication is an opportunity for parents to publicly and personally commit to raising their children in a manner that honors God, and for our community of faith to join in that commitment.  If you would like to dedicate your child, please contact Heather Fletcher,   or call 941-1245 for more details.  

Does the Bible instruct us to raise our children with an understanding of who God is?

From the beginning, God has meant for parents to raise their children in a manner that leads them to know and trust their heavenly Father.
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on doorposts of your house and on your gates."
Deuteronomy 6:5-9
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Child Baptism (K-5th)

For information on baptism, please click the Child Baptism button below.

Child Baptism