The mission of Emmanuel Baptist Church's children's ministry is to glorify God by Preaching the Gospel and making disciples. We want to assist parents and guardians in the challenge of introducing children to Jesus and making disciples. Our ministry is guided by the principle that parents are the primary discipler in a child's life. 

Diane Smith

+  Director of Children's Ministry

"Over the past 6 years, I have been serving as the Director of Children's Ministry and I could not been more blessed by the kids and their families. Seeing these children come to know the Lord is something that fills my heart with joy. Emmanuel puts a big emphasis on their children and being able to be a part of that puts a smile on my face. I LOVE MY BABIES!" 

Our Programs

Nursery

Our nursery is for six month old babies up to two years old. In our children's wing, we provide a safe space for each nursery child to play and interact with trained caretakers. Each child is cared for as if it were our own and we have a strict policy to ensure your child is returned to the person that picked them up. 

Two Year Old

Much like the nursery, our two year olds are cared for in a room with trained caretakers. These children laugh and play with each other while learning to care for each other. While they follow no formal teaching, the two year olds are taught fundamental moral characteristics that are on display throughout scripture. 

Three Year Old

Our three year old children are the youngest group who engage with The Gospel Project teaching. Using songs and games, this group of children will learn about the Bible in a way that is appropriate for their age group. Each of our teachers have been trained to give the best care imaginable while giving the kids Gospel truth.

Pre-K

Much like the three year olds, our Pre-K children get to go through The Gospel Project. Scripture memorization is introduced to this group of students. Through fun songs and games, we believe these students can begin to commit scripture to memory and set the table for them as they grow. 

Kindergarten

Kindergarten and Pre-K are similar but the emphasis on scripture memorization is greater. Each child will take part in fun activities facilitated by the teachers as they learn in a way that is unique to their age group. Songs, videos and games will help the students grasp hold of the lessons they are learning. 

1st - 3rd

Our first through third grade children are taught with more advancement than any group before them. While games and activities are still played, this group of students spend more time engaging with lessons than those who are younger. Fun is still at the center of everything and the teaching is appropriate for this group.

4th and 5th

Our oldest group of E-kidz children receive the most intensive level of teaching. We still keep with the fun games and activities like we did for the younger groups but the lessons learned are more advanced than any other group. These kids are one step away from youth group and we want them to be as prepared as possible. 

The Gospel Project at Emmanuel

Family Discipleship

Our desire in our EKidz ministry is to provide the help and resources that parents need to intentionally point their children and family toward Jesus successfully and consistently at home and their everyday life. We seek to accomplish this by teaching through the entire Bible for all ages in various ways from our Gospel Project Materials. Our parents are then able to build upon those lessons at home with resources that spark discussion, teaching, and worship. To find out more about the Gospel Project, you can visit their website here.

Age-Specific Classes

We have kids' programs for every age group on Sundays & Wednesdays from infant through 5th grade that teach them about our BIG GOD! Simply bring them to our kids wing, check them in on our secure and safe system, and allow our trained and background-checked leaders to care for and invest in your child!

Sundays at 9 AM | Infant-5th Grade | EKidz Wing
Sundays at 10:30 AM | Infant-5th Grade | EKidz Wing
Wednesdays at 6 PM | Infant-5th Grade | EKidz Wing

9am Sunday Programs

Our 9 AM EKidz program is where we have our most intentional and foundational teaching time that dives into the Bible passage that is covered in our Gospel Project curriculum. We use age-appropriate activities, videos, and talking times to teach that week's Bible passage and story of the Gospel. We then lead the kids to love the God of the Gospel through Q&A, discussion, and hands on activities. Finally, we lead the kids to live out the mission of the Gospel story with interactive games, activities, and prayer. If you want to invest in your child's understanding and love of God and the Bible, this would be the place to start. You can check out a sample of our 9 AM Gospel Project curriculum by clicking below.

10:30 Sunday Programs

Our 10:30 AM EKidz program is where we intentionally build upon our teaching time by magnifying our BIG GOD and teaching the kids how and why to worship God through the same passage from the Bible. During this time, we remind the kids of the Bible lesson from that morning and take time to teach them to respond in worship with songs and prayer. We then lead the kids to love the God of the Gospel through hands-on activities and more worship singing. Finally, we lead the kids to live out the mission of the Gospel story with Bible memory, music, and some interactive games. You can check out a sample of our 10:30 AM Gospel Project curriculum by clicking below.

Wednesday Programs

Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm is our most fun and exciting Gospel Project program for EKidz as we build upon Sunday's lesson with games, hands-on activities, music, and teaching that focuses on practicing spiritual disciplines as a kid. Our goal is to teach kids how to study the bible, pray, and worship at home on their own and with family from that week's Gospel Project Bible passage.  We teach the kids in a fun, energetic way about our BIG GOD, how He impacts their life today, and how they can pursue Him even as a kid at home.  You can check out a sample of our Wednesday Gospel Project curriculum by clicking below.

Our Programs

Nursery

Our nursery is for six month old babies up to two years old. In our children's wing, we provide a safe space for each nursery child to play and interact with trained caretakers. Each child is cared for as if it were our own and we have a strict policy to ensure your child is returned to the person that picked them up. 

Two Year Old

Much like the nursery, our two year olds are cared for in a room with trained caretakers. These children laugh and play with each other while learning to care for each other. While they follow no formal teaching, the two year olds are taught fundamental moral characteristics that are on display throughout scripture. 

Three Year Old

Our three year old children are the youngest group who engage with The Gospel Project teaching. Using songs and games, this group of children will learn about the Bible in a way that is appropriate for their age group. Each of our teachers have been trained to give the best care imaginable while giving the kids Gospel truth.

Pre-K

Much like the three year olds, our Pre-K children get to go through The Gospel Project. Scripture memorization is introduced to this group of students. Through fun songs and games, we believe these students can begin to commit scripture to memory and set the table for them as they grow. 

Kindergarten

Kindergarten and Pre-K are similar but the emphasis on scripture memorization is greater. Each child will take part in fun activities facilitated by the teachers as they learn in a way that is unique to their age group. Songs, videos and games will help the students grasp hold of the lessons they are learning. 

1st - 3rd

Our first through third grade children are taught with more advancement than any group before them. While games and activities are still played, this group of students spend more time engaging with lessons than those who are younger. Fun is still at the center of everything and the teaching is appropriate for this group.

4th and 5th

Our oldest group of E-kidz children receive the most intensive level of teaching. We still keep with the fun games and activities like we did for the younger groups but the lessons learned are more advanced than any other group. These kids are one step away from youth group and we want them to be as prepared as possible. 

A Glimpse Into the Children's Programming

Click here to login and create an account at Ministry Grid for access to some at home Gospel Project resources for your kids. Some of the resources include discussion questions, worship plans, videos and more.

Click here to login and create an account at Ministry Grid for access to resources for preschool kids. 

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