Ministry

SUNDAY MORNING

Early Childhood Center

Birth-Kindergarten

Kids’ Ministry is available both services for our littlest ones.  Infants and toddlers are safe and loved while they are told over and over how much God loves them.   Preschoolers and Kindergarteners experience Simply Loved: A journey through God's Loving Word.  Each week, kids and their leaders gather to explore their Bibles, enjoy fun activities, pray and grow in faith. 

Grade School

1st - 4th Grade

Kids' Ministry is available both services for grade school kids.  First service is large group and is usually a smaller group of kids.  Second service breaks into grade levels and has a large group component with worship and teaching.  During bother services the teachings are God-centered, kids have opportunities to build relationships with their shepherds and peers. 

First through fourth grade will sign in to Higher Ground. Kids are together as a large group for worship and large group teaching.  During both services the teachings are God-centered, and kids have opportunities to build relationships with their shepherds and peers.  Kids break into small groups to discuss the lesson further.  

Why play at drop-off and pick-up? 

The answer to this question is simply one word: RELATIONSHIPS! Children need to not only grow STRONGER in their knowledge and relationship with God, but they also need opportunities to grow CLOSER in relationships with others. This takes time. And kids relate best with each other through play and unstructured time. That is why we start and end each morning with play.

You can help your child! Being consistent in which service you attend and how often you attend GREATLY affects your child’s ability to make friends at church.

Shepherds:

It has been amazing to participate with God as we provide opportunities for adults and students to use the gifts God has given them in shepherding our littlest ones. You will see adults and youth leading in the classrooms. The adults are mentoring the youth and training them on how to interact with and teach the children. We have an INCREDIBLE team of volunteers! Take time to know them and thank them. There are a couple more spots available, so if you want to join our team, just give us a call, or email us at kids@hopemason.org.

Non-negotiables each Sunday:

No matter if your child is a baby or fourth grade, this is what you can expect each Sunday:
• Safety – safety is our first priority. Children cannot learn if they do not feel safe physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
• Prayer – prayer with the kids. We want to pray for you too! If you have a request personally or for your child, don’t hesitate to share it with the shepherd.
• Bible – a bible teaching that centers on our amazing God! We feel very convicted to give a clear Gospel message many different times and in different ways throughout the year. Please be praying for us and for the children to have open hearts to receive the message.

If you want to serve in Kids' Ministry, check out the Volunteer tab for opportunities and contact information.