Lawrence First Children and Teens

CHILDREN
We don’t view Kids Ministries at Lawrence First Church as providing a place to simply entertain your kids while you go to church. We believe that kids begin their journey toward faith in Christ at a very early age. We also believe that journey should be a joint effort, which begins in the home and is supported and encouraged by the church. It is our goal to come alongside families by equipping and encouraging them to live first in Christ.

In all of our various ministries to children it is always our goal to equip and encourage your children to accomplish the following:

  1. Learn to understand the Bible more deeply.
  2. Seek to know God’s desire for their lives.
  3. Find and embrace their specific place in God’s plan.
SUNDAY SCHOOL – 9:00 AM
We offer Sunday School classes for various age groups, beginning at 9:00 AM. Currently, we have a class for preschool through 2nd grade and another for 3rd through 5th grade. We also have nursery available when needed.
SUNDAYS – 10:15 AM
During our Sunday morning worship service we offer a nursery for children under 2 years of age. We also offer a preschool class for kids ages 2 through 5, but not yet in Kindergarten. As always, we ask that you make sure to check in your kids at one of our electronic check-in stations. See “Safety and Security” for more information.

For our Kids ages Kindergarten through 5th grade we offer a Kid’s Church ministry during the worship service. Kids will begin in the regular worship service at 10:15 AM with their parents. Kids will then will be dismissed around 10:45 AM to attend our Kid’s Church ministry. During this time your kids may experience high-energy music, games, small-group discussion and relevant teaching–all intended to help them connect with other kids as they connect with God’s Story. Following the regular worship service in the sanctuary, please pick up and check-out your kids in the Kid’s Church room (in the hallway East of the sanctuary).

WEDNESDAYS – 6:30 PM

Children’s Grow Classes

Grow classes are five week long electives in which our kids (4 years – 5th grade) focus on different life skills, develop their interests, build community, and learn how to use their gifts in ministry. Classes are currently available, and a brand new set of electives begins on October 23! Nursery is also available (birth – 3 years).

CHILDREN’S SAFETY AND SECURITY

Background Checks

To ensure a safe environment for for your kids, we require our teachers to pass yearly background checks, attend ongoing training, and work in pairs.

Check-In/Check/Out

Parents are required to check-in their children at any of our electronic check-in stations each time they bring their child to Lawrence First Church. This helps to ensure that your child is safe and accounted for at all times. Upon checking in your child, a name tag label will automatically be printed with your child’s name and a random number that is unique to your family. The child’s name tag will be placed on their shirt. A second label will be printed, which you will hang onto for check-out. We ask that you please walk your child to their classroom. Upon check-out, you will show the teacher your label and that teacher/volunteer will make sure your number matches that of your child before they are officially checked out.

Complete check-in/out information is available at the Check-in Stations and if you need help there will be a volunteer available to help you through the process. To further ensure your child’s safety, please alert our Check-In Station volunteer to any allergies or existing medical conditions your child may have.

TEENS
Our teens are the church of now, not the church of the future. We consider teenagers to be a vital part of the entire church. Our goal in ministry with teens is to help them learn how to put God first in their heart, home and harvest. We want every teen to graduate from our youth group with an understanding of who God is, who He created them to be, and how He calls them to participate in His story for the rest of their lives.
Sundays at 9:00 AM
Our teen Sunday School class is rocking! Your teen will join up with other teens as we hit on Biblical truths that meet everyday life. The teenage years can be tough. What does the Bible teach about the issues your teens face? Relationships, peer pressure, fear, rejection and love are just the tip of the iceberg. At Lawrence First, your teen will find a place where they fit in . . . and they don’t even have to work at it. Sunday School is a great place to start.
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Our teens meet regularly on Wednesday evenings for high-energy games, worship, fellowship and relevant, Biblical teaching. Your teen will be invited into a small group where they will build strong relationships with other teens and caring adult leaders.
Special Events
Throughout the year we will have special events your teens are invited to be a part of. Laser Tag, Bowling, Summer Camp, Retreats, concerts, game nights and mission trips are just a few of the things we do as a youth group.