Why is children’s ministry important?
To teach morals and positive character traits? To teach them to obey rules? At CenterPointe we hope for so much more! We are excited to introduce them to God so that they can know, worship and love him with their whole life. Knowing rules may help kids to be good. Knowing God inspires a life of gratitude and service.
Nursery is available during the entire sunday service for infants to three year olds. They are cared for and played with by loving volunteers in a safe room set up just for them. Parents can feel free to check in at any time. If a child is having a hard time, volunteers call his or her parent out of the worship service to help. If you are new to CenterPointe, feel free to ask the person who greets you at the door to bring you and your child to the nursery room.
In CPKids, children from three years old through 6th grade discover God and his word, make friends, and just plain have fun. Lots of fun! We believe the Bible is the greatest book on earth and teach it in creative ways so that kids can understand it and learn how it relates to their everyday kid experiences. Committed adults serve as teachers in each of the age groups.
Teaching kids to know and love God is something we desire to do together as a community of faith. While developmentally appropriate teaching is important, so is participation and belonging to the church family. For this reason, kids three years and up are part of our regular worship service through the opening music and are then dismissed to their classes. Parents pick up their children at the end of the service and are welcome to sit in on the classes at any time.
New to CenterPointe? Feel free to ask the person who greets you at the door to show you around our kids’ spaces.
CPKids Special Editions:
Sometimes we just have to have a little more fun together, so we plan CPKids Special Editions. These may be times when kids and parents go out and serve in the community together, Music and Drama Camps, or special events around the holidays. These events are always promoted far in advance. We love it when new friends join us.
If you have any questions about children’s ministry at CenterPointe, contact Tricia Oostema, our children’s ministry leader.