Children are important to God. When parents brought their children to Jesus, He welcomed them with open arms. The spiritual training of children is also important to God. Deuteronomy 6 teaches that parents are to be the primary spiritual teachers in the lives of their children. At Western Heights it is our purpose to provide a ministry to children and families that supports parents as they strive to teach their children about Jesus. Our desire is to partner with families to build strong foundations of faith in the lives of children. We would be delighted to tell you more about our ministry to children and families. Please contact our Minister of Children and Education, Marcy Smith at (254) 776-2524 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KNO is for children ages 6 weeks - sixth grade, and there is no cost to attend. Each child will be placed in a class based on his or her age, and these classes meet in the preschool wing of our church. We serve pizza for dinner, or you may send a sack meal for your child if you prefer. Children ages 6 weeks - Kindergarten will enjoy several activities including art, games, music, a Bible story, and more. Children in our school age class will have a Bible story, and then take a field trip to The Center Gym (at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church).
Reservations are required to participate; the deadline to reserve a spot for your child is Tuesday, December 11. A Medical Release form is also required for each child. You may make a reservation by calling the office, or you may click on the picture to register.
We provide Bible Study classes for children of all ages: birth-sixth grade. Each class is taught by loving teachers who use a variety of activities to help children understand and apply the teachings of the Bible. Children are grouped in classes according to age, and each class is just the right size to provide a comfortable learning environment. Each week children will study the same topic as parents who attend our couples class. This will give families plenty to discuss together each week. Our current unit for preschoolers and children is "Jesus Was Born." Read our weekly Newsletter for family learning ideas, and check out upcoming lessons in our Bible Study Plan.
Preschool Lesson for December 9 - Angels Spoke to Mary and Joseph (Luke 1:26-38; Mathew 1:18-24)
Children's Lesson for December 9 - Angels Spoke to Mary and Joseph (Luke 1:26-38; Mathew 1:18-24)
Mission Preschool - children ages 3-K will learn Bible stories, sing Bible-verse songs, apply Bible truths to their daily lives, learn about missionaries, pray, experience a variety of art activities, play Bible-related games, and . . . have FUN!
Bible Buddies - children in grades 1-3 use games and other activities to memorize Bible verses and improve Bible skills.
Bible Drill - children in grades 4-6 participate in fun and challenging activities to memorize Bible verses, key Bible passages, and much more.
Mission Preschool - we continue the learning from Sunday night (see above).
Girls in Action and Royal Ambassadors (6:00-6:45 – fall semester) - children in grades 1-6 learn about missionaries serving in locations near and far, and participate in several mission projects.
Children's Choir (6:00-6:45 – spring semester) - children in grades 1-6 sing praises to God together weekly, and the choir will share music in the Contemporary Worship Service and present a musical at Christmas.
Team Kid (6:45-7:30) – children in grades 1-6 will enjoy an interactive Bible Study and fun review and application games each week.
Please take a look at pictures from recent events!
Follow these links for helpful information about our Children's Ministry.