Children’s Ministries

Nursery

The EGCC Nursery is open and staffed every Sunday morning for church service, and also during many other church events, for children 4 years old and under. Our goal is to provide a safe, friendly environment where the love of Christ is evident and parents can feel comfortable leaving their children while they spend time in worship.

Children’s Sunday School

This fall, our young children will continue with a curriculum that helps them see the Bible as more than a collection of stories but as one big story about Jesus. It’s a narrative that continues from Genesis to Revelation, centered on God’s plan for redemption and filled with stories of heroes as examples to follow, lessons to help us avoid pitfalls and tales of victory that give us strength and hope.
 
Older children study how God’s redemptive plan is revealed in Scripture as well, with a particular focus on issues facing today’s culture. Classes for junior high and senior high school students help participants read and apply the Bible, grow in their relationship with God and recognize that relationship as vital so it shapes their every decision as they move toward adulthood.

SPARK – K – 5th Grade

SPARK is a fun-filled evening program which meets once a month on a Saturday, from 6-8 pm, during the school year in Buchanan Hall. Games, a Bible message, crafts and snack are planned around a theme. It offers the opportunity for kids to interact with each other in a safe and supervised church environment. It’s a Christ-centered program designed to prepare children to enter Youth Group which begins in the 6th grade.
 
Upcoming dates:
  • Saturday September 7, 2019 (parents are invited to stay for Pizza with Pastor Brad)
  • Friday, September 24, 2019. Family and Friends Day at Ellms Farm.
  • Saturday October 26, 2019. Regular SPARK activities cancelled for Trunk-or-Treat (2-4 PM)
  • Saturday November 23, 2019
For more information, contact Children’s Director Susan Perregaux.

Junior Church

Junior Church is held during a portion of the Sunday worship service. Children 4 years old through 4th grade are excused during the second half of the service and receive a Bible lesson at their own level. This often includes a game, craft or activity that helps the children be involved in an active way in understanding the message that they are being taught. There are 2 classes – one for those 4 years old through 1st grade and one for those in grades 2-4.

Praise Gang

Boys and girls who are entering Kindergarten, up to & including 5th grade, are invited to join Praise Gang, our children’s choir ministry. Our weekly rehearsals are held in the preschool wing of the church from 6:45 to 7:45 on Wednesday evening.
 
Praise Gang is a unique ministry giving kids the opportunity to serve their church family through their participation in the worship service , as well as build on their choral and musical skills. On top of that, the boys and girls grow in their relationship with God and with their friends, through prayer and the singing of Scripture-based songs. We’re always looking for new members!

KNOW

At EGCC we teach and demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ and the foundational truths of the Bible with the goal of spiritual formation in children.
 

SHARE

We strive to enable a child to understand and express the salvation story and how it impacts their life.
 

TAKE

We want to equip children to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ with those around us who don’t yet have a personal relationship with Him
 

VISION:

It is our prayer that children will come to know Christ personally as Savior and Lord nurtured by worship and fellowship within a church family. In so doing they will reflect the vision of the church: To love God, to love people and help them to know and follow Jesus.
Parenting Christian Kids newsletter provided monthly to EGCC families with children in 5th grade or younger. Sharing relevant information to help guide children’s spiritual growth. Content from GROUP publishing along with current EGCC events and opportunities for families.