Sj kids

What Is Kids Ministry?

Kids Ministry at Saint John is passionate about partnering with parents to teach kids to love God, love the church, love the city, and love the nations. We support parents in their God-given roles as primary spiritual leaders of their family by prioritizing seven core values—safety, parent trust, leadership development, gospel-centered learning, small groups, church integration, and parent discipleship. We seek to uphold these values at our Sunday programming, special family events, and all other gatherings.

What we do

Through our programming, we hope to demonstrate and teach kids about the importance of studying the Bible and spending time in community with other believers.

Designed as a theological framework for children, the 7 Basic Truths summarize the entirety of the gospel in kid-friendly language. Our hope is for kids to not simply memorize these truths, but believe them wholeheartedly, apply them to their lives, and share them with others!
Each Sunday, preschool and elementary school kids spend time in both a small and large group setting. During the large group time, children get to participate in truth-filled worship together and learn about the Bible before splitting into age-specific small groups. In these smaller groups, kids spend time studying Scripture while growing in their relationships with one another and their leaders!
In our Sunday programming, we teach a curriculum that walks kids through the entire story of the Bible in chronological order each year. We believe that it’s important for children to understand that the stories of the Bible are all related and point to Jesus! By walking through the history of redemption in a kid-friendly way, we hope to help kids understand their need for Jesus and His gift of salvation for them!

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