Children “SHINE!” SHINE is our ministry to children. Our vision is to pour our lives into children, prepare them for a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and build a foundation for lifelong growth in their relationships with Him, resulting in children who make an impact in their world. SHINE exposes children to God’s truth in fun and creative ways.
Nursery Professional nursery staff and facilities are provided for babies through two year olds. We seek to minister to babies and toddlers by creating a loving and nurturing atmosphere, interacting with them using biblical words, stories, and visual aids. As children progress into the older nursery and toddler groups, they will experience active learning activities, games, and songs to help establish a foundation for a lifetime of learning God’s Word.
Preschool and Elementary For preschool and elementary-aged children, there are two primary components of our Sunday morning ministries: Kids Groups are small groups at each age-group level with the purpose of helping children learn and apply God’s Word. Kids Worship and Wee Worship are larger group gatherings that teach children to worship God through the 4 M’s: music, message, missions, and memory.
Sunday Nights – Decatur Campus AWANA (3 years old – 2nd grade) provides programs and activities to teach children about Jesus Christ. Sportsters (3rd – 5th grade boys) and GIGAS (3rd – 5th grade girls) make up our First Team ministry, which uses sports and music to reach kids for Christ. (September – May)