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 4!
- 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
- Middle School: Prize TBD
- High School: Prize TBD
- Adult (ages 18+): Gift Card to restaurant of your choice
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.
Virtual VBS 2020
Our Virtual VBS materials are available for you to do at your own pace. The theme is “Courageous: Ruth’s Road to Redemption.” You can access all the lesson materials below.
We now have special CGS Children’s Ministry social media channels. Check them out below:
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.
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 teach via Zoom every Sunday at 9:00am during our Fruit of the Spirit curriculum. The Zoom link is available in the bio of our Instagram, @CGSKids, or in the weekly email sent to parents. If you are able, please print off a copy to follow along, or email email@example.com to arrange a no-contact pick-up during the week.
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.