The goal of Bridgeway's children's ministry is to partner with parents to present children with the good news of Jesus, help them to develop a deeper relationship with God, and encourage them to put their faith into practice by serving others. We believe that children, as well as adults, are dead in their sin, but can receive forgiveness through faith in Christ as Lord and Savior. We also believe that children are able to understand these truths when presented in developmentally appropriate ways.
Regular Service times September through May:
We offer three very different experiences for children during our two services at 9:00am and 10:30am. We encourage the whole family to come for both: worship at one service and serve or learn more at the other.
Childcare 9:00-11:00 (infants through 3 years old)
Childcare is available during and between both services in our Nursery/Toddler Ministry. Potty trained 3-year-olds are welcome in the preschool Sunday school class and the children's worship service.
Children's Worship 9:00 (PreK through 6th grade)
A member of our worship team encourages kids to worship God through singing and playing instruments. Musical worship is followed by a short children's message, usually with an accompanying activity or object lesson. Children are also welcome to stay in "big church" if they or their parents prefer.
Sunday School 10:30 (PreK through 6th grade, divided by grades) - see below for a description of our curriculum.
Bridgeway Sunday school classes are taught by committed teachers who have passed background checks and want to develop lasting relationships with the kids. Every classroom uses Generations of Grace curriculum, which is a biblically based curriculum that covers the entire narrative of God's redemptive plan over three years. Every week, children in each age range learn from the same passage of Scripture in a way that is appropriate for their respective age levels. This allows families to discuss one passage together each week, reinforcing the lessons introduced in Sunday school.
Other opportunities for children through out the year include AWANA during the school year, VBS every summer, and occasional other activities such as a Christmas musical, winter camp and all-church activities like pool parties, picnics and game nights.
If you have questions about our children's ministry, or are interested in serving, contact Amy Brown, director of children's ministry at [email protected], or call the church at 480-706-4130.