parkside kids

Our children's ministries exist 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.

We believe:

  • 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 kids before worship (9:15-9:50):

Middle and Older Elementary Students (8-12) are taught by one of our pastoral interns, Mike Brummel, in the picnic pavilion near the school entrance.

Younger Elementary Students (5-7) meet in Room B35 for singing, a lesson and a craft.

Toddlers (2-4) also gather in room B35 for singing with the elementary students and then a separate lesson.  

We invite the added noise of the our little ones in the worship service, and also provide a nursery after the first 20 minutes of the service. We have a brief break in the service for parents to take toddlers and infants to the nursery.

As our church grows, we are working to develop a youth program for middle and high school students.  We welcome new parents and teens to be a part of that planning.