CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

 
 
Summer Sports Camp Information:
 
June 18 – 22 from 9 am to noon
 
Join us for soccer, basketball, cheerleading or gross motor skills for 4 & 5 year olds. 
 
We will also offer an afternoon dodge ball camp from 1 – 4 with Triumph Sports.  Kids are invited to bring a lunch and stay for the afternoon dodge ball session.
 
All information can be found here:

Children’s ministry goes beyond Sunday School at St. Timothy…it is sharing Jesus’ love and walking beside each parent to equip and encourage them to teach their child about God and to live a life pleasing in His eyes. 

  • Nursery Care during services for newborns through 36 months
  • Children’s church during services for children age 3 – 1st grade
  • Sunday School for children age 2 through 5th grade
  • Wednesday Night Pit Stop during the school year, including Zone 45
  • Summer events, such as Vacation Bible School 
  • Milestone Ministries to help parents spiritually transform their children
                …and much, much more!
Nursery Care
We have loving caregivers available for children birth through three years old during all worship services and adult Bible classes Sunday mornings and Saturday evenings. Nursery is available at 8:00, 9:30 and 10:45 am Sunday mornings. Childcare is also offered for Monday morning mom’s Bible study, Wednesday evenings during Pit Stop, and for many other church activities.  St. Timothy has several Nursery staff who are trained in all church safety policies and have years of experience caring for children. Background checks are required for volunteers and staff working in the Nursery.
 
Kid Zone
Sunday School
Our Sunday morning Kid Zone features adult and youth Faith Guides engaging kids in small groups then leading them into a large group presentation of Dramas, Games, Biblical Teachings and Dynamic Worship.
 
Children are placed in classroom groups according to age and grade level; friends are always welcome on this incredible journey
into faith! Kid Zone meets in the Children’s Ministry Building @ 9:30 Sunday mornings.
Children’s Church
The pastors, elders, and ministry staff at St. Timothy are constantly looking for ways to support parents in your God given role as the primary spiritual educators of your family. We take very seriously Moses’ admonition in Deuteronomy 6:7-9 for parents to “Impress [the commandments] on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.”
 
One way to help you grow in faith as a family is to experience worship together. However,
we do offer Children’s Church during the pastor’s message. This way parents can have an opportunity to hear the sermon while their children learn in a more developmentally appropriate way.
 
Children are dismissed right before the Message and return to their parents immediately following the Message.
 
 Seasonal Events for Children:
Summer Sports Camp
Trick or Treat Festival
Spring Carnival
check our website for details around the time for each event. 
Summer Kid Zone Sunday School (June – August)
Summer Kid Zone is always a lot of fun!  Through large group presentations, kids get to experience God in worship, learn more about His word, and experience Jesus in a whole new way.  Children age 2 through completed 4th grade meet in the Children’s Ministry building.  This summer, kids in Preschool will have a great time learning about God’s Word through games, worship, and lots of hands on activities. Our Elementary kids will have a powerful summer filled with fun games, lessons straight from the Bible, and energizing worship. You won’t want to miss it!  
 
Children’s Music
St. Timothy has a Music Academy offering private voice, piano, guitar, and organ lessons.  For more information click here
 
Music is incorporated into Sunday School for Children.  Beginning in 2018, we will have units that will have an emphasis on musical learning and the children will perform their song in church about 3-4 times a year.  We hope that making this change to Sunday mornings will make children’s music accessible for more children in our ministry.
Pit Stop Wednesdays
Pit Stop is a time to refuel during your crazy busy week. Eat dinner together as a family then the fun begins for every age! Adult Bible studies, Choir, youth groups – oh my! Dinner starts at 5:45pm and classes and childcare begin at 6:45pm.
 
Zone 45            
Calling all 4th and 5th graders! A youth group JUST for you – and it rocks! Jesus had a knack for connecting eternal truths with everyday symbols his audience could touch, hear, and taste. In this “tween-dom” we will play games and learn about God through gizmos, gadgets, and snacks while digging into the Bible. What could be better than that? Look for us every Wednesday during the school year in the Children’s Ministry Big Room from 6:45-7:45pm.
Supervised care is provided for children birth thru 3rd grade in the Children’s Ministry building.  Parents will sign their children into their individual classrooms at 6:45.  Childcare is provided during adult Bible study from 6:45 – 7:45 PM.

Milestone Ministry Events

Milestone Ministry Events are age group specific events that are designed to help parents spiritually transform their children. It is our mission to connect kids with Christ beyond the church and into the home. Parents are the primary faith educators – you are with your children the most! The Milestone Ministry Events are

  • Ways parents can connect with other parents in the same life stage;
  • They are times when families are introduced to new spiritual practices that can become rituals in the home and memories for their children (praying scripture of your children, family devotions, learning how to worship as a family, etc.);
  • They are occasions for celebration that give parents Christian resources to help in their child’s spiritual development;
  • They are…FUN!!
Blessing Shower – For families with babies born the preceding year. Families eat lunch together, meet
nursery staff, get information on LIFE Groups and small group Bible studies, and receive a special gift
for their new baby. This event typically happens late January, early February.
 
Family Huddle – For families with 2 & 3 year old children. Beginning a new routine is hard, but after a
while it becomes … a routine! Praying God’s Word over your children can be a powerful time of blessing
for them and a special memory you create as a family. Imagine this spiritual discipline being passed
down for generations and it all began with you! At the event parents will choose a framed copy of a
Bible verse to keep in their home. This event happens in the fall (during football season!)
 
 
The Great Family Devotion Challenge! – The goal of family devotions is to empower families to have a consistent, effective, successful, positive devotional experience together which will form a life-long
discipline in the life of you and your child. This could be the start of something AMAZING that will be
passed on through you to your children, to their children, and for generations to come! 
Whether you’re a
life-long church family who has tried family devotions before, whether you’re new to the “church” thing
and just need to be shown “how” and “what,” or whether you’re so over scheduled you can’t imagine
squeezing another activity into your family’s week – Family Devotions ARE possible! It is of value
to the life of your children! Devotions are worth the effort! You can be successful!
 
 

My Service (Family Service Project) For families with 1st graders. Teaching our children how to serve others; to inspire and engage the family in being the hands and feet of Jesus. Families will come together and build a planter box, decorate it, fill it with dirt and flowers, then deliver it to a nursing home where residents will be able to enjoy them.  Our families will also receive a list of other “kid-friendly” projects
they can do in the following months/years. 

 
Welcome to Our Church Party – For families with children entering 2nd grade. Worshiping God as a
family can be an amazing experience. At this Ministry Event 2nd graders lead their family on a
scavenger hunt through our Life Center and Sanctuary, discovering perhaps new elements of our worship spaces they had never considered before! After our meal and “game” all 2nd grade children get a unique worship tool they can use during the sermon time and parents can use to discuss the service on the
drive home. This event happens prior to the start of every school year.
 
 

My Bible – a 3rd Grade Bible Presentation 3rd grade is a big year for your children; they love school
and are excited to show off their great knowledge. As they become increasingly proficient in reading and intrigued with their faith, we believe this is a wonderful time to present them with a “gown-up” Bible.  

Please join us during the Sunday School hour where you will present your children with their own
Hands On Bible. The Hands On Bible promises 102 Bible experiences.  “This Bible will excite, ignite,
and invite you to experience the Bible as you read it.  Science experiments, crafts, journals, snack – you’ll do the Bible, which means you’ll learn the Bible and remember the Bible.”  Get ready to dive
right in as you explore their new Bibles and all of its awesome features – there will be games & prizes!
 
Selfie Scavenger Hunt (New for 2018) – This Event is to help families with 4th graders have fun
together while thinking about how to have faith-talk everywhere they go.  This scavenger hunt will
start at church then launch families into the community to solve clues, take silly pictures and talk
about seeing God everywhere they go.  We will end the Hunt at a fun place to have dessert and
share some of the crazy pictures they took together. 
 
Additional Milestone Ministry Events will be added in the coming years. Be on the look-out for your invitation! We want to see your family there!