We feel it is important for the church community to partner with parents in helping children realize that God is a part of their lives always and not just on Sundays. To assist in that endeavor, we provide two mid-week ministry programs for our children to assist them in their faith journey by offering them a foundation for a relationship with Jesus.
ROCK and Stepping Stones will kickoff on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm.
ROCK: Our ROCK (Rock On Christian Kids) program, designed for kids in 3rd through 5th grade, meets weekly on Thursdays from 5:00-7:30 p.m outside under the tent at 81 South Main St. For as long as possible throughout the Fall, we will meet outdoors, keep our distance, allowing masks to be optional. If we need to move inside due to inclement weather, we will use our largest rooms on campus, keep distancing, and require masks for all.
Each night we share a game, a Bible study, a craft, and a home cooked meal (served safely)! During the last hour of the night, the children participate in either the ROCK Choir or the ROCK Caring Kids groups. The Choir kids learn worship songs, learn about leading worship, and prepare for Christmas Eve worship and, hopefully, will deliver a musical message in the Spring. We also have indoor music plans to include chimes, xylophones, and drums! The Caring Kids learn about serving others, in kid-appropriate ways, locally and internationally.
Here are some cast photos from a few of our past ROCK musicals:
To register for ROCK, please click on the following link: https://apc.breezechms.com/form/ROCKf
Stepping Stones: Our Stepping Stones program, designed children in 1st and 2nd grade, meets on Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. We will gather in Schulte Hall at 20 High St. and then move to the balconies overlooking the Little Tree lawn and playground. We hope to spark an interest in musical discovery, teach children the fundamentals of music, help them identify their God-given gifts, hear Bible stories and learn simple Biblical truths, and involve them in age-appropriate Service Projects. This program, which is “more than a choir,” is a “stepping stone” on their faith journey which is also a step toward participation in our ROCK program as we mix Bible stories, crafts, games, and service into the weekly format!
To register for Stepping Stones, please click on the following link: StepStones Regis Form 2021-2022
For information about opportunities for families of our youngest disciples, see our Family Ministry page and “FFG”: Family Fellowship Gatherings.