Children's & Family Ministries ​

Imagine a place where people of all ages can grow and learn together about being a follower of Jesus Christ!

During the COVID-19 pandemic we are finding new ways to connect. One of those is doing online Sunday School. Here are the emails from each week that include video lessons, Bible verses, songs, and ideas for activities and crafts that you can do with your kids.

Parents, I would encourage you to keep up the good work of leading your kids in faith. What better time than when we are all together for an extended period.

Kids Crossing

On Sunday mornings at AWCC the kids begin the morning in worship with their parents and the AWCC family. On the 3rd Sunday of each month the kids have a special message during the service. Before the sermon all of the kids 6th grade and under head downstairs for a special time of learning about Jesus with their peers.

The AWCC mission is to develop fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, and that includes the kids! We have loving volunteers who help in the nursery and toddler room, the preschool class, the K-3rd grade, and 4th-6th grade classes – all background-checked and trained. Our desire is to show God’s love while teaching the kids how to have a meaningful relationship with Him.

Each of our classes are currently using Group’s Buzz or Hands-On curriculum, where we teach the life application of biblical principles that we learn from many different and incredible stories in the Bible.

VBS @AWCC

POSTPONED FOR 2020

At AWCC we have decided that it is best to postpone this year’s VBS. We want our kids, families, and volunteers to be safe and healthy this summer. Watch for information on some fun activities that we may be able to plan this summer instead.

I am praying for you during this season and hoping that you and your children are finding ways to be closer to the Lord and spend time in His love. This is a different season for us, but it is a season. Let’s learn what we can from this time and take the good with us.

Arise

Isaiah 60:1 says “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord shines upon you.” Our Arise group is a special time for 4th-6th graders to meet together for service projects and learning, and sometimes just for fun! During this time we learn that serving God is not about a drudgery of doing actions with no purpose… rather we are able to give glory to our Lord and live a life that He has so lovingly prepared for us and wants for us. We can shine for Him with the joy that He has given us, a joy that is infectious and that others will see.

Arise events have included things like: the Golden Neighborhood Rehab Project, visiting a nursing home, making “Blessing Bags” for the homeless, Big Time Trampoline, and creating encouraging cards for our congregation.

At AWCC we LOVE kids! Our hope is to partner with parents and encourage families in their walk with the Lord. Our Children’s Ministry is committed to providing Jesus Christ’s example of love and acceptance to the children we minister to. Additionally, we are committed to Biblical teaching to help our children grow in their love and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Finally, we are committed to evangelizing children, giving them the opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and to encourage them to share their faith with their family, friends, and neighbors.

Helping people know Jesus, grow in faith & go into the world equipped to serve.