Foundations for Children exists to create a safe and loving environment to communicate the gospel to each child and family who attends our church. Our vision is to see children’s lives transformed by the gospel and in turn see the gospel transform their families, neighborhoods and schools.
- Children are gifts from God and valuable members of the community. (Psalm 127:3, Matthew 19:14)
- Children, just like adults, are sinful and in need of Christ’s saving love. (Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23)
- Children can grow in faith and learn to make wise choices. (Luke 2:52; Proverbs 22:6)
- The church must walk alongside the family to train children in godliness. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
We have classes for elementary age kids before worship (9:00-9:45):
Middle and Older Elementary Students (8-12) are taught by our pastoral intern, Stephen Sprague, in the classroom toward the back of the hall. Here is a Welcome Letter to Students.
Younger Elementary Students (5-7) are taught by our children's ministry director, Sara Haynes.
Toddlers (2-4) are taught by a rotation of teachers during the second half of the worship service.
We invite the added noise of the our little ones in the worship service, and also provide a nursery during the service. Many of our kids stay with us for the first half of the service, then go to nursery or the toddler lesson during a brief intermission before the sermon.