Child Care Info:
Babies are welcome in our service if you want to keep your little ones with you. We do have a nursery, which provides safe and friendly childcare throughout our service for those under the age of 3. Should your child need you during the service the registration number for your child will appear on the overhead screen in the sanctuary.
Nursing moms are free to do whatever makes them comfortable. We do provide a private room by the nursery for those that want to nurse in private.
Children aged 3-5 and 6-10 will be dismissed following worship for their own fun, kid friendly service.
Children aged 3 to 5 can be signed in when they are dismissed during intermission. They must be signed in and assigned a number. If they need to use the potty their registration number will appear on the sanctuary screen, so you may attend to your child at that time.
Children 6+ do not need to be signed in or out. Their service is located in the fellowship hall. They are dismissed just before the sermon. (Their class is designed for children from the ages of 6 - 10, be we warmly welcome children up to the age of 12.)
Helping people encounter the goodness of God.
Both the curriculum we use and our volunteers uphold the following values and ideals:
To be love conscious. Righteousness conscious. Not sin conscious. Our job is not to instill a consciousness of sin or shame in children. The Church's job is not to call out sin, but to love the unloved and declare hope through Jesus. We teach kids to be followers of Jesus, to love, to serve, not to point an accusing finger. Kids, especially younger kids, learn via modelling. We will strive to provide models, not lessons and cautionary tales.
Our Job is to establish the Jesus Filter. This is an interpretive lens through which these kids will learn to look at life, themselves, the Bible and God.
In Streams Children's Ministry department, we do love. We do not do fear. We do not do shame.
We do talk about sin and it's consequences. Sin does hurt us. That is why God doesn't want us to sin. Sin is a poor choice that hurts us and the people around us. What Jesus did was defeat our enemy, sin; rescue us from slavery to sin; and heal us of the disease of sin.
"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."
We portray God as He is; happy and pleased with us and the children in our care. We build a foundation for them to build on later. But that foundation, if we want it to last, must be built on nothing but love. In both word and deed.
"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect love."
-1 John 4:18