Real Jesus. Real Little People. Really Big World.

At Church of the Good Shepherd, we believe that kids need the gospel too, and aim to love them through sound teaching, compassionate leadership, and consistent mentorship. While we adhere to the belief that the family is a child’s first place of ministry,  the church strives to reinforce the nurture kids receive within their own families and to further support these children as they grow to know Jesus personally.

Coloring Page Contest: Round 2

Our first CGS Coloring Contest was such a hit that we’ve decided to do it again! Round 2 of the CGS Coloring Page Contest runs now through May 31! Download the coloring page here, and then color away. Take a photo of your creation and submit entries to or to our Instagram, @CGSKids. We have four prize categories for different ages:
  • Preschool (ages 2-5): Stuffed Animal Prize
  • Lower Elementary (ages 6-8): Stuffed Animal Prize or Candy Prize
  • Upper Elementary (ages 9-11): Stuffed Animal Prize or Candy Prize
  • Teen & Adult (ages 12+): Gift Card to restaurant of your choice
We can’t wait to see what you create! Entries will be judged by effort, skill, and creativity.

Quarantine Plan

We have developed a plan for CGS Children’s Ministry during this season of social distancing in order for you to utilize this extra time at home with family for His name and glory. You can find additional details below.

Quarantine Plan

Social Media

We now have special CGS Children’s Ministry social media channels. Check them out below:

Follow @CGSKids on Instagram

Join Our Facebook Group

When + Where

Sunday School for ages 3 years – 5th grade is held during the 9:30 hour in assigned classrooms. Kids can check in at the Welcome Desk located in the concourse.

During the Worship Service, kids ages 3 years through 5th grade can be dismissed after the announcements to attend Children’s Worship (ages 3 through 1st grade) or Kid’s Club (2nd through 5th grade). Children’s Worship is split into three classes: 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and Kindergarten-1st grade. Parents must drop children off at their classes. Kid’s Club is one large class held downstairs in the auditorium. Children are dismissed from the sanctuary and escorted to Kid’s Club by their leaders, who will be situated in the back of the sanctuary. Parents must pick kids up from Kid’s Club at the end of the service. Ages 12 weeks through 2 years are accommodated throughout the service in the nursery for the entirety of the service.

Check-In System

We use a digital check-in system that prints name badges for children that include food allergies. To check in, simply visit one of our two check-in stations. One is located in the concourse area, where coffee is served. The other station is located just outside the nursery, which is adjacent to the sanctuary.


Amelia will be LIVE on our Instagram: @CGSKids every Sunday at 9:00am to go over our Catechism Curriculum.  Lessons will be catered to Kindergarten through 5th Grade.  If you are able, please print off a copy to follow along, or email to arrange a no-contact pick-up during the week.

Catechism Curriculum Introduction and Explanation

May 3: How Did People Show Their Faith Before the Coming of Christ?
May 10: What Did These Sacrifices Represent?
May 17: How Did Christ, Being God the Son, Become Man?
May 31: Did Jesus Ever Sin?
June 6: What Kind of Death Did Christ Die?
June 13: What Does Christ Do for His People?
June 20: How Is Christ Your Prophet?
June 27: How Is Christ Your Priest?

Scripture Memory Challenge

Each week, kids age 2 through 5th grade are encouraged to participate in our Scripture Memory Challenge! Instructions and our current memory verses are linked below.

Current Memory Verses


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Amelia Cassar (Director of Children’s Ministry)
Danielle Bissell (Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry)