Children’s Ministry at Acts 2
Creating Spiritual Foundations
We believe it is our mission to equip and assist families in laying spiritual foundations with the hope that all children will come to know, love and follow Jesus. For questions about our Children’s Ministry, please contact our Director of Discipleship, Melissa Nelms.
Latest Children’s Ministry News
- This weekend the children are learning to “fix [their] eyes on Jesus,” as the writer of Hebrews encourages, in order to run the race set before them. We know we can keep going no matter what because of what Jesus has done for us. That’s perseverance! The memory verse for May comes from Isaiah 40:31: “But those who trust in the Lord will receive new strength. They will fly as high as eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not grow weak.”
- Block Party Vacation Bible School: This summer, July 23-26, we’ll be Building God’s Kingdom at Block Party VBS. Register today! There is limited space available for our Pre-K class, so if you have young children get them registered early to make sure they have a spot.
- Thank you, volunteers! Thank you to all the volunteers who served with our Children’s Ministry this school year. You have helped create a safe, loving, and welcoming atmosphere for the children of this community to learn about Jesus and make new friends. Because of your faithfulness and encouragement, the children are memorizing scripture, bringing their Bibles, and inviting friends to join them in worship. Thank you for making Children’s Ministry possible at Acts 2. It truly takes all of us, as the Body of Christ, to raise our children up in the way they should go.
If you have been praying about an opportunity to serve with the Children’s Ministry, please contact Melissa Nelms at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are recruiting volunteers for this summer and fall.
Connecting Church and Home
This year, we made a wonderful investment in our Children’s Ministry with the implementation of the Orange curriculum. The name Orange is derived from the idea that the two greatest influences in a child’s life are the church and the home. The church is where children experience the light of Christ—yellow—and the home is where children experience love—red. When those two influences work together, the effect is a much greater impact—orange—on the faith development of the child. Orange is educational and fun for both the children and the volunteers in the program.
9:15 and 10:45 a.m. in the Acts 2 Sanctuary
All children will begin their day in Worship with their parents in the main Sanctuary. During the Children’s Moment, they will be invited forward for a quick message and prayer. Children in Pre-K through 5th grade will then be invited to exit the Sanctuary to go to their Sunday School classes, led by our wonderful volunteers. Children will spend about 30 minutes in class, and then will be escorted back to the Sanctuary in time to participate in Communion with their families.
4th & 5th grade
6:30 p.m. in the Acts 2 Chapel
Acts 2 and One Church children participate in fellowship, a lesson, and fun and games together at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Pre-K through 3rd grade meets in the Acts 2 Chapel, and 4th and 5th grade meets in Classrooms 4 and 5. Wednesday night programming runs year-round.
Pre-K through 3rd grade students engage in a lesson, memorize a monthly Bible verse, and participate in activities and games that help them grow as followers of Jesus. They also enjoy fellowship with others.
Each night consists of a lesson, time spent reading and discussing the Bible, activities and games that support the lesson, and fellowship with friends.
One Church – 6:30 p.m. in the Acts 2 Chapel
All children will begin the evening in Worship with their parents in the Chapel. During the Children’s Moment, they will be invited forward for a quick message and prayer. Children in Pre-K through 5th grade will then be invited to exit the Chapel to go to their classes, led by our wonderful volunteers. Children will spend about 30 minutes in class, and then will be escorted back to the Chapel in time to participate in Communion with their families.
Club 45 Girls’ Bible Study
Club 45 Girls’ Bible Study meets on the first Sunday of every month during the 9:15 a.m. worship service. All 4th and 5th grade girls are invited to participate. The class is led by Kimberly Wiggins and Shareese Poplin and meets in Classroom 3.