Children

We want to see children encounter God!  Jesus has so much love for children, and we believe that salvation, a healthy prayer life, and effective discipleship have no age limits.  We work to provide a safe and fun environment for children to encounter Jesus!

 

There are two options for age-specific ministry for children each Sunday.  Many families join us at 9am for our Sunday School hour.  There are Bible studies for all ages at this time.

During the 10am worship gathering, some families choose to send their children to Children's Church, while other families keep their children in the sanctuary with them.  Either choice is widely accepted by SPW.

9am sunday school

We have classes for all ages.  Parents must check children in each Sunday in the lobby.  While the youngest children stay in the Nursery next to the lobby, the upper level elementary students head to the classrooms in the lower level.

10am Kids' church

Children start off in the sanctuary with their families for opening worship.  They are dismissed together and will return shortly after the sermon is over.  Parents must check children in each Sunday in the lobby, which may be done prior to the worship service starting.

Infant-Kindergarten may spend the entire service in the nursery
1st-5th grades are in Kids' Church during the middle of the 10am service

Safety

All teachers are required to submit to a thorough background check.

Looking for Insights on Parenting? 

We know it!  Parenting is a tremendously challenging endeavor.  And yet, if the Lord has positioned you as a parent, we believe He longs to equip you with everything you need to parent effectively.  Oftentimes we lack the knowledge and resources when it comes to parenting our own children, which causes us to spiral into a depressing journey of doubt.

SPW is here to help!  If you see challenges heading your way (or they've already crash-landed in your home), we'd love to sit and listen to what's going on.  Call our office (203.227.7441) to schedule an appointment with a pastor today.

Here are a couple of resources we find helpful for families.

National Center for Biblical Parenting
Focus on the Family
Plugged In

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