Living Hope Church believes children are integral to the health of any church. We want children to be actively engaged in seeking and finding God through His Word, through Sunday School lessons, through interactive play, and even through crafts designed to bring attention to their need for a personal relationship with Him as their Lord and Savior.
Each of our classrooms is led by lay teachers who are committed to bringing the Good News to children in a way that is fun and yet, impactful. Each week we will discuss a story or passage from Scripture, have crafts and activities geared to their age group, and practice reading and memorizing God’s Word.
During COVID, we have adjusted our Children’s Ministry Gathering Plan (Winter update) to accommodate classes for Preschool-6. We will continue to keep safety protocols in place, but will be open to make changes as necessary to ease certain practices or increase the number of classes as needed. . We will look to resume offering nursery when feasible during this phase.
COVID-19 Mask & Spacing Plan 11.02.20:
The elders and deacons have updated our mask guidelines for attendance at all indoor church events at the YMCA. This update is in response to: 1) rising COVID-19 hospitalizations, 2) consideration for the state and federal guidelines and recommendations, and 3) out of a desire to protect the vulnerable in our community and help worshippers to feel safe. At this time, everyone attending any indoor church gathering (except small children and those who are not able because of health or conscience) are asked to wear a face-covering while inside the YMCA. We intend to continue monitoring local conditions and recommendations and update our guidelines as appropriate. Parents use your best judgment in applying these guidelines to your children. If you have any questions, please speak to one of the elders or deacons. For further details, please see our LHC COVID-19 Gathering Plan – 1.21 (PDF)
Life Groups & our Children
Children are a welcome addition to our Life Groups where families interact and “do life together.” Each Life Group consists of a few families who meet together weekly in one another’s homes to go deeper in studying God’s Word. Childcare is provided for families with young children at a nominal fee, and we try to include children regularly in small group discussions.
Children in Ministry
We love children at Living Hope and we want them to be actively involved in our ministries when they are no longer in a classroom! Older children (Grades 7 and Up) are encouraged to stay in the service with the adults and participate in worship and the hearing God’s Word.
For those interested in serving in the children’s ministry, please contact our Children’s Director, Brittney Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.