“Let the little children come to me, and stop keeping them away, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people like these.”
Children’s ministries help set the foundations of faith that are built on the gospel and could be the first place a child has an encounter with Jesus Christ! We, as those who love Jesus and love our children, take this fact very seriously. Children’s Ministries can be guilty of teaching “law.” Children are concrete thinkers and teaching the do’s and don’ts is sometimes easier than trying to teach something as abstract as grace. While we do teach the moral side of Christianity (the do’s and don’ts), we also are careful to explain why we live that way: Because of Jesus. And out of gratitude for God’s grace. More importantly, our children need to see the gospel lived out in our lives We also believe that the most important influence in shaping young people’s religious lives should be the religious life modeled and taught to them by their parents.” 1 As a result, we keep parents involved in our ministries by keeping them informed, and provide opportunities for them to interact with their children in a spiritual way. In all our Children’s Ministry programs we send home documents or handouts for the parents to use to continue on the training received in the church.
Vacation Bible School – a five day program held in the evening in early July.
Children’s Choirs – assembled a few times a year, usually for Christmas & Easter seasons.
Children’s Sunday – normal held at the end of the school year, the children actually run the normal church service!
Quarterly special events – these have included events such as camping trips, camp-ins, fishing trips, bowling and others.
Our Awana program is on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15 and runs from September through June for Preschool through 6th grade. The program is led by our Children’s Ministry Director, Eldred Hughes, as well as other dedicated Children’s Ministry Volunteers from Cornerstone Church of Littlerock.
Our Children’s Choir rehearses during Sunday’s second service for the Christmas and Easter Seasons. The choir is open to any child, Kindergarten through 6th grade, and is led by Brianna Marra.
During our Sunday school hour 9:45- 10:45, Children Ages 3- 6th grade our encouraged to attend Sunday School. They will hear a bible lesson taught by our dedicated Sunday School teachers, participate in games and crafts, and learn the importance of studying and memorizing God’s word.
- Ages 3-5 meet in Room 4 and is led by Debra Olmstead
- Grades 1-3 meet in Room 5 and is led by Christie Brown
- Grades 4-5 meet in Room 6 and is led by Steven and Stacey Simison
- Grade 6 meets with the Junior high class and is led by Doris Mallard