Swift Creek Children’s Ministry exists to bring children into a relationship with God though Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, to instill Biblical disciplines of memorizing Scripture and studying God’s Word, and to create a passion for sharing God’s love with others.
The mission of Swift Creek Kids is to connect children to God through Biblical teaching, to connect children to others through Christ-centered programs and to connect others to God through family friendly activities.
Before children graduate out of our Children’s Ministry, they will learn:
- Scripture is the inspired Word of God
- God is Creator and Ruler of all things
- Man was created to have a relationship with God
- Man has chosen to rebel against God (sin) which has caused separation from God and the need for a Savior
- God has provided for our need by sending Jesus Christ to die for our sins
- We must choose to accept the gift of forgiveness of sins from Jesus Christ which will restore our relationship with God
1st-5th grade (Children)
9:30am: Our Children’s Connect Groups are designed to provide a loving, nurturing, age-appropriate environment that lays the biblical foundation for faith in Christ and Godly living. Our teachers utilize teaching methods that address the many different learning styles of children in order to maximize their learning and enjoyment. Each grade level department consists of a team of teachers working together to best serve your children. Children grow in their faith through Bible knowledge, prayer, memory verses and developing the habit of doing daily devotions (a time with God). Building healthy relationships with their peers and family is emphasized as well.
11am: 1st through 5th grade children may worship with their parents at 11am or they may participate in Children’s Church. Children’s Church is designed to target the praise and worship needs of our children while building a bridge for their eventual graduation to the adult congregational worship. During this hour, the kids gain biblical knowledge and learn to apply it to their lives through singing, sharing, and relevant teaching.
Infant through Kindergarten (Preschool)
9:30am: Preschool Connect Groups meet downstairs in the preschool hallway. From infants and toddlers to preschoolers and kindergartners, each classroom is designed to meet children with age-appropriate activities that teach the love of Jesus coupled with biblical truths.
11am: Childcare continues for infants and toddlers, while preschoolers (Age 3 – Kindergarten) will transition from Connect Groups to a rotation of activities. Preschoolers will enjoy a puppet show, Bible story video, organized group game that relates to the morning story, and time in the indoor playroom where they are supervised to play on our rock wall, chalk wall and reenact the mornings story with our dress-ups and stage set. Parents are encouraged to come see what your children are doing during our morning activities at 11am. After becoming a member of Swift Creek or attending for 6 months, parents will be included in the rotation of those scheduled to serve in our preschool classrooms.
Special Needs “Jewels” Connect Group
Jewels Ministry (18 & under) meets in Room 120 at 9:30am on Sunday mornings. The leaders provide a loving atmosphere and appropriate spiritual training for those 18 and under with special needs. Click here for further information about our Adult Special Needs Connect Group.
AWANA Clubs Provide an active program for boys and girls on Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The children enjoy a great evening of Bible learning, Scripture memory, and recreation. Children earn awards during their achievement time and wear them on their Awana shirts or vests. Children 2 years through 5th grade may participate in AWANA. Childcare is available every week for children under 2 years.
The Kingdom Kids and Little Praisers Choirs are places for all children to discover and use their creative gifts in the many and varied programs of our music ministry. The boys and girls will meet on Wednesday nights during the school year at 5:45pm. Kingdom Kids (grades 2-5) meet in the Music Suite. Little Praisers (K-1st grade) meet in 205.
Visit the link above for a list of upcoming opportunities in children’s ministry with information on how you can sign up!