Covenant’s Children’s Ministry has year-round programming for children birth through 5th Grade. Most activities take place in the lower level of the church. If you would like additional information, please contact our Children’s Ministry Director, Sherri Bredenberg. We also have a youth ministry for grades 6-12.
Infants and Toddlers
Two nurseries are available during Sunday worship for various stages of early childhood development: Infants (birth-18 months) and Toddlers (18 months-3 years). Young children may have a snack and story in each service. Please alert caregivers about any allergies or likes/dislikes that will help volunteers care for your child.
As an extension of the service upstairs, Children’s Worship follows the liturgy and church calendar. Children in PreK-5th Grade participate in the first ten minutes of the service and are then dismissed by a pastor. They meet downstairs and walk through a similar liturgy to the service upstairs. Worship continues through prayer, singing, crafts, and a Bible Lesson geared to help children learn about God and develop a true relationship with Him. Children’s Worship takes place during both services.
The catechism is a series of questions and answers that encapsulate our faith. This class is offered for grades 3-5 during the 9:00 am service in place of Children’s Worship. The class is a relational way to learn about key concepts of Christianity and how faith changes us.
To ensure the safety of all involved in our Children’s Ministry, each of our children’s classrooms follows the same Child Protection Policy which outlines basic guidelines and procedures for our workers. This includes a background check for all volunteers. This policy is not a legal contract, but rather a relational commitment to parents, reassuring them that we take seriously, and approach with great care, the time we spend with their child. Children must be checked in to the Children’s Ministry for each service on Sundays. We encourage every parent to review a copy of this policy; copies may be obtained from the Children’s Ministry Director. Additionally, Covenant keeps the doors locked to the children’s area during services to insure that only parents, volunteers and children are in our children’s ministry area.