Ministry to Children and Families
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these” -Mark 10:14
Caring for the Whole Family
At Second-Ponce, we believe there is joy in the journey. Our goal in every environment is to partner with you as a parent as you lead your child into a growing relationship with Christ. We are committed to helping you fulfill this important role by providing tools and resources that guide and support you. As you and your child move through each new life chapter we want to be right there beside you, encouraging you through challenges and celebrating milestone moments.
We offer enrichment opportunities such as Parents Night Out, Family Caroling and Advent Day, Baby Dedication, First Bible, parenting classes and more. Refer to our church events page for information on these events and more.
Our Approach to Children's Ministry
Children are an integral part of our church family, and we seek to provide opportunities to nurture their growth by building relationships, offering solid weekly Bible teaching, serving in community together and joyfully experiencing prayer, praise and worship. We offer extra opportunities for spiritual growth and relationship building through Vacation Bible School, Kids Camps, special events and field trips.
Sundays at Second-Ponce
Infants/Toddlers and Preschoolers
Through loving relationships with parents and teachers, babies and toddlers begin their journey toward faith in Jesus Christ. Age appropriate activities are created for busy little hands, so that preschoolers learn Bible truths they can apply to their world. In a safe and nurturing environment, little ones learn about God, Jesus, the Bible, church, family, self and their world.
- 9:15 a.m.: Nursery Opens
Nursery care is available for all children for all newborns through Pre-Kindergarten aged children.
- 9:45–10:45 a.m.: Bible Study for Toddlers/Preschoolers
- 10:45–a.m.-Noon: Worship Care
While parents and family members attend the Sanctuary service our littlest ones experience worship too at “Wee Praise” where they hear age appropriate Bible stories and sing and clap and learn through games, songs and art.
Just as God’s nature is creative, we know that children have been formed with an innate desire to explore, express, and create as a means for understanding the world in which we live. Each child comes with distinct gifts so our children’s ministry programs are designed to engage learning in various and creative ways so that each child may develop a unique and personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
- 9:45–10:45 a.m.: Bible Study Kindergarten and Elementary
Sunday School is a place where children will gather in large group and small group environment, hear Bible stories, do activities, play games, pray, and much more.
- 11:00 a.m.: Worship in the Sanctuary
We love having children in worship! A child of any age may attend the worship service, however, Worship Workshop is offered for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade during the school year at our 11 a.m. service. Children begin worship with their parents and at the designated time leave with their leader for a uniquely designed message. This format allows families worship time together and age appropriate sermons.