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

At Second-Ponce, kids will...

  • Grow in faith while exploring God’s love.
  • Cultivate their understanding of Jesus through Bible study,
    prayer, worship and service.
  • Seek to give their lives to Jesus.
  • Connect with each other and with various age-groups in the
    church family.
  • Offer their God-given gifts to share God’s love in the world.

At Second-Ponce, parents will...

  • Grow in faith together.
  • Seek to guide their children toward God with the help of
    the wider church family.
  • Connect with each other and the wider church family.
  • Sharpen each other in order to build up the Body of
    Christ.
  • Offer their God-given gifts to share God’s love in the
    world.

A Flexible Ministry Model

An integrated Sunday morning Kids Club with small group opportunities through Kids Explore and Parents Connect fellowships. Held on both Sunday and Wednesday evenings, the Kids Explore and Parent Connect groups allow parents choose what works for their family’s schedule each week or each semester. Download our Flexible Model brochure.

Kids Explore Program

Taught by our associate pastor to children and families, Heather Webb, and a team of volunteers, Kids Explore encourages children to dig deeper in their faith through discipleship/Scripture memorization, music, drama and hands-on service. This program occurs on Sunday and Wednesday evenings with repeated content allowing parents to select the night that works best for their family’s schedule.

Made up of children age four to 5th grade, Kids Explore meets as a collective in one location for an entire hour. Childcare for kids under 4 is available during this time in another room. With families having a choice about which night to participate, the Kids Explore program is a smaller, more intimate group allowing for a “family feel” for participants.
Older children will serve as peer mentors. Age specific activities, adaptations and extensions will also be provided within this format as required. The larger age span of the groups will also allow siblings to spend time together while at church and grow in faith and fellowship together. While kids are exploring, parents can connect with each other and enjoy a small group fellowship of their own!

Sundays Mornings at Second-Ponce

Kid’s Club

Kids Connect 9:45-10 a.m.:  A fun and energetic opening assembly for all children.

Kids Discover 10-10:50 a.m.: Age-specific Sunday School classes where kids discover stories and important lessons from the Bible. At 10:50, children may be picked up by parents or transferred to Worship Bridge by volunteers.

Kids Worship Bridge 10:50-11:20 a.m.: This is open to any children who are not yet comfortable in the larger worship
service. Worship Bridge will include Bible-based play, arts and crafts and games. Worship Bridge is optional for school-aged children. Children who do not attend Worship Bridge
will go to morning worship with their parents or with a Pew Pal.

Kids Worship and Serve 11:20 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: A worship time open to children age four to 5th grade. Children will
learn to worship God with music, drama and storytelling. On the 2nd and 4th Sundays there will be a special missions emphasis during this time. Preschool children under age four
will stay in Worship Bridge during this time.

Sundays Evenings at Second-Ponce

5-6 p.m.: Kids Explore Program (Pre-K to 5th Grade with childcare for younger children)
Discipleship and Scripture Memorization
Music (Vocal/Instrumental)
Drama
Hands-On Service

5-6 p.m.: Parents Connect Fellowship
Small Group for parents with fellowship, prayer and a devotional thought/testimony.

There will be a Family Fellowship Meal from
6-6:40 p.m.

Wednesday Evenings at Second-Ponce

6-7 p.m.: Kids Explore Program (Pre-K to 5th Grade with childcare for younger children)
Discipleship and Scripture Memorization
Music (Vocal/Instrumental)
Drama
Hands-On Service

5-6 p.m.: Parents Connect Fellowship
Small Group for parents with fellowship, prayer and a devotional thought/testimony.
Also, for the parents of children and youth since the Youth Group is still currently meeting on Wednesday nights.