Partnering with parents to guide kids toward a HEART for God.
Ferndale Kids Ministry
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children…” (Deuteronomy 6:5-9).
As a church, we want to affirm parents in their role as the primary spiritual influencers of their children. Our goal is not to take on the responsibility of the parents or to provide a substitution for their role. Supporting parents, and giving them the tools that they need to fulfill their God-given responsibility. We have a variety of Kids’ programs, on-site and home-based. All on-site programs are facilitated by qualified volunteers who have completed an annual Plan to Protect course, in-house training and have submitted a valid current police check.
Sunday Kids Programs
Every Sunday during our 9:00 am service we offer Kids’ programs from birth to grade 5. Every Kids program upholds our core ministry values, which are: Christ-centred, child-targeted, safety, application-oriented teaching, creative teaching, small group connection, relational, fun. The Kids ministries are located on the lower level of our facility. Children in grade 1 and up are required to wear masks, children under that age are not required to wear masks, and we leave that up to each parent’s discretion. All of our volunteers will wear medical-grade masks when they are working with your children. When you arrive, we would ask that you either take your kids to the washroom and wash their hands or use the hand sanitizer provided to ensure hand hygiene as we enter the classrooms. Children will then be checked in to their respective classrooms either by one of our volunteers or by using the Church Center App remote check-in option.
- Nursery (0-24 months). Our nursery volunteers provide a safe, caring, and fun environment for your little ones during this time.
- 2’s & 3’s (2-3 year olds). Your preschoolers will enjoy playtime, age-appropriate Bible stories, songs, crafts, and snacks during this time.
- JK/SK (4-5 year olds). Your kindergarteners will enjoy playtime, age-appropriate Bible stories, songs, crafts, and snacks during this time.
- KidzChurch (grades 1-5). Your school-aged kids will enjoy fun Bible stories, music, games, activities, and small group connections during this time.
Rooted at Home Kids Program
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ…” (Ephesians 3:17b-18)
The Rooted at Home Kids program provides weekly at-home resources based on what we are learning at church. These resources give parents real, tangible ideas for activities and talks that they can have with their children during the week. Activity packs also include crafts, reading, and colouring pages. Our hope is that this will be a real blessing to parents, helping families open a faith conversation and grow together in their relationship with and understanding of God. Weekly online lessons are also available on our YouTube channel (a link is required to access the lessons.)
If you have any questions or would like more information or the YouTube link please email our Kids Ministry Director Cheryl Riley.