The Bible tells us that children are a gift from the Lord (Psalm 127:3). The Lord Jesus himself serves as our example in blessing the children in his presence and prioritizing them into his time and ministry. When others evidently thought there were more important matters at hand to be dealt with, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14). Serving and equipping the next generation is therefore our God-given joy, privilege and responsibility.
It is the parents who are primarily responsible to bring up their children in the fear and instruction of the Lord (see Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Ephesians 6:4; and Colossians 3:21). The Book of Proverbs is filled with an abundance of practical and theological insights for parents and their children.
Our role in ministering to children then is supportive of and complementary to the parents’ ministry. As a church we must devote ourselves to faithfully teaching God’s word and modeling genuine Christianity for the children in our care. We pray that, by God’s grace, He will use us to equip the children in our care today to be disciples who are fiercely loyal to Jesus tomorrow.
Childcare is provided for children from birth through 3 years during all regular services of the church in a safe and fun environment.
Sunday Mornings: 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Kids Quest is aimed at equipping our children (4 years to 6th Grade) to understand the Gospel and what it means to be faithful to Jesus. The students go to classes specific to their ages where they are taught from the Bible by committed teachers who love children and model Christian discipleship.
Wednesday Evenings: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
LCoB’s midweek focus with our children is to teach them about missions around the world-and even involve them in mission work themselves! These ministries, Mission Friends (4yrs-K) and Kids in Action (1st-6th Grades), are a great way for children to learn about missions from a biblical perspective. They are also introduced to the stories of real missionaries and the various people groups to whom God has called them. We want our children to be excited about missions, to pray for the advance of the Gospel around the world, and to even consider what plans God has for them (as He has for every Christian) to support the work of missions.
18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20