In addition to our infant nursery serving babies and toddlers (3 mo-3 yrs), we have two kids' classes available for ages 4-6 and 7-9 during the beginning portion of our 10am service. (Children are always welcome to stay with their families for the entire service if desired.)
Our goal for TPD Kids on Sunday mornings is to remind each little one of who they are in Christ. Who He is, why He came, what he Had to do; and that His life is available to each and every one of us. We strive for our teachers to develop real, trusting, meaningful relationships with the littlest members of our church body.
Each week, our time starts off with kids age 4-9 together. During this “Common Time,” we sing songs, pray together, share about our weeks, and read/recite Scripture. We then split off into two classrooms (ages 4-6 and 7-9), when our teachers go through a lesson, as well as a game or activity surrounding a passage of Scripture. The older class is more discussion based, whereas the younger class tends to be more interactive. Parents then come for pickup so kids can participate in singing and communion.
For our kids age 10 and up, we have a youth cohort program, where they sit with a mentor during service and take notes, followed by a brief discussion after service. Each week there is a prepared Youth Cohort booklet available at the kids' check in table for them to use to follow along with the service.