NURSERY: Birth through 2 years. Your child is cared for in a safe and loving environment, where he/she can play and interact with other children while you enjoy the worship service. Trained attendants give your child lots of loving attention. Your infant/toddler hears and sings worship songs, sees pictures and hears stories about Jesus and God’s love.
PRESCHOOL: Ages 3 through 6 years (Kindergarten). Preschoolers love their class and are welcomed and invited to participate in learning centers that include a variety of games, books, puppets, arts, crafts and toys. Then they gather together to “talk to Jesus” in prayer, listen to the Bible story, learn a Bible verse, and sing praise and worship and eat a snack. There is always lots of laughter and fun in these preschool classrooms.
ELEMENTARY: 1st through 6th grades. Elementary children worship with their families in the main Sanctuary until the pastor dismisses them to classes in the CE building. We value the family worship experience. Elementary children are ready to deepen their understanding of God’s Word. We choose a curriculum and design Bible lessons that will help these children explore the realities of a daily life devoted to Jesus.
The teachers are sensitive to the unique needs of this age group. Children are also involved in discussions, games, crafts, and drama. Friendship with God and others is encouraged and an opportunity for experiencing heart felt worship is incorporated into every class time.
Children’s Ministry is available on Sunday mornings at 10 AM for Nursery through Preschool age children and the children in grades 1-5 meet in classes for their age groups following the worship time in the Sanctuary.
OUR MISSION: Create a safe and secure environment to those entrusted to our care; Model a joyful and spirit-filled life; Train and mentor leaders; Release ministry to volunteers; Teach the Bible (the inspired Word of God); Utilize creative teaching methods that are age appropriate; Encourage and provide opportunities for children to discover and develop their relationship with Christ; Provide doctrinally and theologically sound curriculum for the children of Westside Foursquare Church. Westside provides classroom curriculum for children 3 years through 6th grade in the Children’s Education Building. A nursery is available for infants through 2 years-of-age.