At Friendship SBC, we do not believe that children are the Church of tomorrow. Our philosophy is that children are the church of today! Our children's ministry is comprised of 3 main elements:
Sunday Mornings at 9:45, children gather in age specific classes designed to teach Biblical lessons on their level. We currently use the Gospel Project for Children curriculum which takes children on a journey through the entire narrative of the Bible. If your family likes to use the iPad, you can download an interactive Gospel Project app for children which complements each lesson. Click Here. It's not home work; it's faith work!
As part of our family based approach to worship, children are invited to sit with parents in the worship center during the first half or our worship hour at 10:45. They will enjoy singing worship songs with our praise team, hearing about what is going in in the life of the church, and seeing things like baptism and the offering. Halfway through the service, children ages 3 - 8 are dismissed to our children's church area so that the sermon which they hear is fully directed at their learning ability. They will enjoy other video driven songs, games, and an open question-answer forum that doesn't normally happen in a traditional worship setting.
AWANA Ministry for kids is our Wednesday program which involves children ages 2 - 12. The name is taken from the phrase "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed" (from 2 Timothy 2:15) There are three main portions of AWANA night:
- Group Time - large group setting with songs, lesson, and prayer time
- Game Time - fun and high energy activities which are also used to reinforce the biblical themes of AWANA.
- Handbook Time - One on One interaction with a teacher as they memorize scripture in their personal handbook. Children receive awards and badges for completion throughout the year.
Your child can join to participate in the AWANA ministry at any point during the year. Club starts every Wednesday at 6:30 in the fellowship hall, and concludes at 8pm. We invite you to come be a part and see the fun our children are having on Wednesday Nights!