At theBridge we believe children are God’s most precious gift, and they are the future of our church and our community. Beginning at an early age, we strive to share the love of Jesus with babies and children who are placed in our care. Toddlers through fifth grade students are taught that God made them, He loves them, and He has a plan and purpose for them. Our dedicated and loving KidMin Team teach Bible stories and show the love of God to children and babies each week. Our team are all screened and trained, and we use an electronic check-in and check-out system to ensure your children are safe until you return for them after service.
Toddlers- Most parents will tell you that those toddler years become filled with curiosity and wonder about the world. TheBridge’s toddler classes are designed to engage your child in a structured class that provides opportunities for them to discover that God loves them. With Bible story times, crafts, games, and other fun filled activities, toddlers will grow in their understanding that God made them and loves them as they grow physically through this discovery year! Our toddler class uses a secure check-in system that allows the KidMin Team to contact you in the event that your child may need you. This class is available during each service.
Preschoolers- Preschoolers will begin to learn Bible stories along with memorizing Bible verses and singing simple worship songs to Jesus. Our trained team work lovingly with each child to help them feel welcomed and enjoy the time they have in their own class designed just for them. During church services our preschoolers will have opportunities to create crafts that help them remember their Bible verse for the week, as well engage in games and activities that also reinforce Biblical teachings. As your child spends time in our preschool class, we hope to have helped prepare them for a lifelong friendship with their savior, Jesus. Our preschool class is open during each service time.
During the elementary school years, children are able to enter a deeper, more personal walk with Jesus, and impact their worlds. Each week your child will engage in energetic worship and learn many Biblical truths interwoven through games and activities. Additionally, your children will be connected to a small group where they learn to pray, read their Bibles, and build friendships with other kids who share their faith. Kids are challenged to find ways to live out the Biblical truths that help them become the light of the world. In Kid’s Church, we make the most out of every minute we have with children to do as Jesus commissioned in Matthew 28:19, “Go and make disciples of all nations…” Children ministry times are available during each church service.
Through the year, we offer many fun events for children including Summer Camp at various Retreat Centers across VA, Vacation Bible School, Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas Musical, and many others!
Nursery- Our welcoming nursery is designed for your child. Our team will rock your little one, play with your little one, and begin to teach your little one about Jesus. This service not only provides a lasting Godly foundation in the life of your child, but also allows you, the parent the freedom to engage in service knowing your child is well cared for. Our secure check-in system allows our team to notify you in the event that your child may need you during service. The nursery is open during each service.
Fore more information on Kid’s Ministry at theBridge connect with Pastor Christi Lyons