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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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.
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 Schedule
9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Children may be
Sunday morning is where children spend time learning and worshiping through song, stories, games, and small groups.
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.
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
largegroup, where they'll sing songs, jumpand 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
groupsthey 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 here. You 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
pagerin 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.
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
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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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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
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Child Baptism (K-5th)
For information on baptism, please click the Child Baptism button below.