Our children's ministry exists to assist parents in bringing up their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. We do not assume the role of the parent, but come alongside them in providing teaching and resources that will reinforce what is being taught in the home. We deeply love our children here at Crossway and desire to teach them to:
Fear and love God above all things (Prov. 1:7, Matt 22:37). Respect and obey God's Word (Eph 6:1-3, Joshua 1:8-9). Honor and obey their parents in all things (Eph 6:1-3). Love and serve others (Matt 22:38, Mark 10:45).
Children's Sunday School
Through Children's Sunday School, children receive caring ministry and accurate teaching from God's Word. The children will break up into three classes:
Ages 3-5; Grades 1-3; Grades 4-6
Curriculum: We have an excellent curriculum that aims to be biblically based, God-centered, and helpful to parents. It is called Generations of Grace.
Generations of Grace is biblically based. Each child will be in a particular class for three years. The first year, he (or she) will study the books of Genesis through Numbers. The second year, he will study Deuteronomy through Daniel. The third year he will study the life of Christ from the Gospels as well as lessons from Acts and Revelation.
Generations of Grace is God-centered. We want to help children have a right understanding of God. The teaching is not intended merely to ‘educate' or ‘inform.' We want to help children to know God, love Him, and serve Him.
Generations of Grace is a help to parents to fulfill their God-given responsibilities. God gives parents the responsibility to train their children in the Scriptures (Deuteronomy 6:1-9). Sunday School teachers should not teach the Scriptures instead of the parents. It is our intention to have Sunday School teachers come alongside parents to assist them in fulfilling their responsibility.
Nursery - During Sunday Morning Bible Fellowship and Worship Service
Your children will be in a safe place in our clean, well-staffed nursery. The nursery is available on Sunday mornings during Bible Fellowship for children under 3, and during our worship service (after singing) for children up to age 5.