Children are special to God. At The Place we value our kids immensely and believe they have been entrusted to us by God. In order to help parents raise their children to be Godly young people we have various Sabbath School classes and programs designed to share Jesus with them and teach them to be able to share Jesus with others.
We design EVERY worship service with our children in mind. We invite our children to participate frequently in our worship and in music…as well as leading us in prayer and drama. We also invite our children to “sit up front” and feel like they are involved in our service and worship, rather than just being spectators. You will often find our children worshipping and jumping up and down for joy in the Lord.
Our Sabbath School children’s programs are divided up by various ages/stages. The Sabbath School classes meet each Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in our Children’s Wing…the “Little Place.”
For our infants to 3 year olds, we have a CRADLE ROLL Sabbath School under the leadership of Jennifer Lew. Each week our teachers use music, story and hands-on learning to teach our infants and toddlers the stories of Jesus and the Bible. Parents and grand-parents are invited to come and participate.
For our Pre-K and Kindergarten children (graduating Kindergartners are promoted in June), we have a Sabbath School designed to highlight how amazing God is. Our teachers share the stories of the Bible with creativity and fun.
For kids in 1st and 2nd grades, we have a Sabbath School class lead by Robin Shea. Utilizing engaging music videos based in scripture and Hands-on Bible tools, children learn about Jesus and His Word. Interactive conversations and supportive teachers give children the opportunity to ask questions and begin to understand their faith.
3rd – 5th grade students enjoy a lively and engaging curriculum, centering around topics such as wisdom from Proverbs, minor prophets or understanding difficult passages of scripture. Many are also active in Adventurers – a program offered at The Place which pairs dedicated leaders and elementary aged kids to learn more about God, nature, skills and service.
Our 6th-8th graders are invited to come and share in the fun of our Junior High Sabbath School class under the leadership of Dawn Lyman. Outside of Sabbath School, junior highers have monthly vespers, monthly socials, service projects, ministry mentoring, summer and winter camp opportunities. The goal of Junior High Ministry is to prepare students for the spiritual challenges that face them in high school and give them every opportunity to make their own decision to follow Jesus.
We also have monthly CHILDREN’S CHURCH the Second Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. Sherry Jackson lead out an interactive time of worship and praise. Young people also participate in the leadership and presentation of this program for kids of all ages.