A Solid Foundation
If a builder were to begin building a brand new home and started by building the roof, people would think he was a little off his rocker, huh? Everyone knows you have to start with a foundation and build your way up!
Teaching children is really no different! A solid foundation is a must in every aspect of their lives. Whether it’s academic, social, emotional or spiritual, kids must have a firm foundation on which to build!
Studies show that most children become followers of Jesus before the age of thirteen. If so, it is crucial to help them hear about God as early as possible. At Antioch, we strive to make sure that children hear God’s name and about His goodness every time they walk through our doors.
Just as Jesus said “Let the little children come to me” we want the little ones to come to us! Children all have some of the same basic learning styles: sight, sound, touch, experience and role-playing. We offer these kinds of experiences in our ministries each week. We do understand that parents have around 3,000 hours a year to nurture their child’s spiritual life, while here at church, we only have about 40 hours a year to do the same. This makes it so very important for us to partner with parents! One of our goals is to equip, encourage and empower our parents to help them build a strong spiritual foundation in their families.
Our hope and desire is for not only our children, but for our families to grow together in full devotion to Christ.
Sunday mornings are filled with music, Bible stories and fun! We have classes for all ages at all three Bible study times. At 9:30, kids in kindergarten through 4th grade enjoy a kids’ worship time called JAM (Jesus and Me.) At 11:00, preschoolers down to age 2 enjoy JAM jr.
Wednesday evenings are busy times around Antioch during the school year. Besides the nursery, children from age 2 through preschool enjoy PK4C. Kindergarten through 2nd grade are in K2C. 3rd & 4th grade students are in Route 434. All Wednesday groups meet from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
Summers are filled with special events and activities for our children’s ministry. From Camp Rak Chazak to Vacation Bible School, from Family Movie Nights to T³ (That Thursday Thing), there is plenty to do. To get more details, contact Brian Ratliff at email@example.com.