What is Worship Kidstyle?
Worship Kidstyle is a ministry offered at the 9:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday mornings. The ministry is meant to accomplish two things: 1) provide the children with an age-appropriate applicable Bible lesson, and 2) allow parents to focus on their own worship experience. The ministry is split into two groups; Kingdom Kids for children ages 3 through Kindergarten, and Faithful Followers for students in first through fifth grade. Children attending first service are invited to Worship Kidstyle following the first praise song. They are then dismissed to the fellowship hall where we gather as a group to sing a praise song or two. After singing, the students are divided into the two age-appropriate groups. Kingdom Kids are using Hands-On Bible Curriculum from Group Publishing, while the Faithful Followers are using Worship Kidstyle from Lifeway.
The focus of both curriculums is to teach the children biblical stories and truths and show them how these apply to their everyday lives. The Kingdom Kids will often study a person or topic for a four-week module, thus helping them really learn and understand the material. Their morning consists of singing, story time, crafts, games, and a visit from Whiskers the mouse! The Faithful Followers are presented with a story and verse, and then follow up with a game, craft, role-play, or even a science experiment that reinforces what they have learned. Faithful Followers also focus on learning the books of the Bible, locating verses in the Bible, prayer, and application of God’s word. Worship Kidstyle is a larger group format with many different activities that tie back to the biblical story or truth for that morning.
Worship Kidstyle meets during the school year, although we do take breaks during the summer months and at major holidays including Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Weekend and Christmas Break. This allows our students to experience worship with their families. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer in the program, please contact the Church Office: 815-965-1940.