It has been said “Love is ever the beginning of learning, as fire is of light.” Our ministry seeks to first be a model of the love of the Lord Jesus Christ in the service and nurturing of our children. With great care and tenderness we help them to explore their faith through worship, teaching, and planned activities that will encourage them to grow in the knowledge of the Lord and His Word.
"From the mouths of infants and children I have ordained praise!" Jesus declared. CalvarySD Kids celebrates the privilege of fulfilling the Lord's desire for all children to know Him in scripture, to worship Him in Spirit and Truth, and to love Him with all their heart, soul, mind and strength.
We believe that church is fun and loving God is the greatest thing! CalvarySD Kids has age-specific nursery and school-age classes. Everything we do in our children’s ministry is focused on bringing children to a real and active relationship with God at an early age. Activities, lessons and curriculum are carefully selected and thoroughly planned to ensure that God’s Truth will fascinate and elevate their hearts and minds.
By providing a safe and nurturing environment for your precious little ones, we seek to enable you to sit at the feet of Jesus, free of any worries about your child. Even at this tender age, we teach them three truths:
1. God loves me. 2. God made me. 3. Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
After check in every Sunday, our preschoolers (2 years old to 5 years old) go to their age divided classrooms to start. Shortly after class begins, they are carefully walked to the classroom next door for interactive worship and engaging bible lessons which plant 3 truths deep in their heart: 1. God loves me. 2. God made me. 3. Jesus wants to be my friend forever. They, then, return to their original classroom for crafts, snacks and games until they are picked up by their parents.
After check in every Sunday, our elementary age children (1st grade to 6th grade) go with their parents into the sanctuary where they unite their voices as a family in praise. Since passion for the Lord is caught rather than taught, parents, as the master builders of their children, are able to lay that firm foundation of worship. Then, the worship leader will pray for the children and dismiss them to the church foyer where the kids are met by their teachers. Roll is taken and then they proceed to their learning environments. Our Sunday morning environment includes an engaging large group gathering for worship and teaching, alongside a more personal small group time with adult leaders. Our goal for your child is that they would know these 3 truths by heart: 1. They can trust God no matter what. 2. They need to make the wise choice. 3. They should treat others the way they want to be treated.
After service, the children can be picked up from their classrooms that are clearly marked for their age (Preschool) or grade level (1st-6th).
All our teachers and volunteers have been Live Scanned for safety purposes.
On Sunday nights, parents check in their children. Nursery and Preschool go directly to their classes while Elementary age kids go worship with their parents in the sanctuary. After worship, the elementary age children are lead to Room 202 for "VIP-3" where they are given a bible lesson and then they are taken outside for an activity. Parents pick their children up from the white tent after service.
On Wednesday nights, all children check in. Nursery and Preschool children go to their classrooms immediately. Children registered in the AWANA program begin by meeting in the Breezeway. All other elementary aged children worship in the sanctuary with their parents until they are dismissed to their teachers and go to their classrooms until 8:15pm. Then, they are taken to the playground where their parents pick them up after service.