Children’s Discipleship Ministry Information – Kids 4 Christ
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
A Christian education is the key to a successful life in the world and with Jesus. As a church family it is not only our desire to teach children in the way they should go, it is our responsibility. We provide nursery care, Sunday school classes, and special gatherings and programs that teach the children about the Bible and the love of Jesus. We strive to provide such support by providing the following:
Celebration Preschool is a ministry of Ashburn Presbyterian Church. We minister to children from 2 ½ years of age through pre-kindergarten. Celebration Preschool provides age appropriate education for children in the community, offers parenting support and education, and celebrates the good news of God’s love in Jesus Christ. Classes are available Monday through Friday from 8:45 AM – 11:45 AM and Monday through Thursday from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.
Wednesday Night Connect
Wednesday Night Connect is held for a four week period in October and March. Dinner is served from 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM and activities for all ages take place from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This year our worship leader, Tina Smothers will be working with the children (preschool – 5th grade) as she teaches them to worship God through the use of bells & chimes. Nursery care is available for infants – 2 years of age. This is a great mid-week pick-me up!
Kid’s Stuff is for 4th and 5th graders and meets the third Sunday of each month from October through May. This group meets from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM in the CE fellowship room. Bible devotions, games, fun and fellowship is what Kid’s Stuff is all about. It is also a great way to prepare the children for transition in to the middle school youth discipleship ministry. The children are also involved in some mission work such as care packages for soldiers and Bingo with senior citizens.
A nursery is provided for children newborn through 2 years of age. While parents attend a small group or worship our little ones are cared for by loving and caring adults. We provide a safe and nurturing environment each Sunday morning during both worship services.
Kids 4 Christ
Kids 4 Christ (Sunday School) is held at 9:30 AM and again at 11:15 AM for children 3 years of age through 5th grade. Starting in September the children will experience God’s great love by bringing his story to life! “The Story for Kids” contains 31 engaging lessons that are formatted around relatable Scripture references, memory verses, and Bible themes. The children will be engaged in small and large groups where they will love the hands-on activities that include reading Scripture together, arts and crafts, and activity sheets. The children will enjoy the trading cards that correspond with each week’s lesson.
Kids Own Worship
Although summer and vacation tend to go hand in hand we want to continue teaching God’s word to our children throughout the summer. Starting in mid-June children ages 3 through entering 2nd grade will be involved in a fun filled summer learning about God’s word and love for us.
Wacky Wednesday is our summer program for children entering 1st through 5th grades. We meet every other Wednesday during the months of July and August. Lots of fun activities are planned such as bowling, putt putt golf, and water day just to name a few.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is the biggest outreach for Ashburn Presbyterian Church. Over 350 children and 150 volunteers gather together for a week in June for a great Bible adventure. Worship and praise time, Bible stories and missions, arts and crafts, recreation and snack time are all a part of this fun filled week.
Some of Our Special Events
Welcome Back to Sunday School Party – September 7, 2014
Fall Festival – October 25, 2014 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Trunk or Treat – October 26, 2014 (right after the 11:15 AM service)
Parents Night Out – December 12, 2014 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Happy Birthday Jesus Party – December 21, 2014
Parents Night Out – February 13, 2015 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Easter Egg Hunt and Potluck Breakfast – April 4, 2015
Parents Night Out – May 1, 2015 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Mother’s Day Tea – May 9, 2015
VBS 2015 – June 22 – 26, 2015 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Wacky Wednesdays – Every other Wednesday during the months of July and August
Director of Children’s Discipleship & Celebration Preschool
Children’s Discipleship Elder