“Train up a child in the way they should go, And when they are old they will not depart from it…” (Proverbs 22:6)
It is our purpose and heart’s desire that Calvary Chapel Children’s Ministry to be a place where every child develops a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; growing to love and serve Him through worship and the teaching of the Bible.
Our Children’s Ministry is committed to providing Jesus Christ’s example of love and acceptance to the children we minister to here. Additionally, we are committed to biblical teaching to help our children grow in their love and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Finally, we are also committed to evangelizing children to give them the opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and to encourage them to share their Savior with their family, friends, and neighbors.
Deuteronomy 6:5-9; Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4
This ministry can be a tremendously exciting opportunity when thought of in terms of caring enough for a group of children to help bring them into a relationship with Jesus right now. As you begin or continue in this ministry to children, ask the Lord to give a vision of what can happen in your area of love and service to Him. Also, ask Him to keep you mindful of the importance of your walk and witness to the children. Serving in this ministry can be transforming to your life as you learn that you must strive to live what you teach.
The following policies have been set in place In order to protect God’s children at Calvary Chapel West Jacksonville:
- Ministry Applications
- Background Checks
Each person who will serve in children’s ministry must fill out the provided application before they begin serving. No one will be allowed to begin serving in any capacity within the children ministries without filling out an application in full. As part of the application process, a background check will be required prior to application approval.
Classrooms and Curriculum
Currently, Chapel West is teaching from Answers Bible Curriculum (ABC)
Answers Bible Curriculum presents the gospel, beginning in Genesis, to all generations; to train believers to know, obey, and defend God’s Word; and to encourage believers to become conformed to the image of Christ.
The Children’s Ministry is divided into three classrooms:
- Nursery (0-24 months)
- Toddlers (2 -3 years) (Toddler Bible Lessons)
- Pre-K – Kindergarten (ABC Curriculum) (please review the sample lessons)
- 1st – 3rd Grades (ABC Curriculum) (please review the sample lessons)
- 4th – 6th Grades (ABC Curriculum) (please review the sample lessons)
Parents are to sign in each child before class and sign out each child after class from all classrooms.
For the health and safety of all children; children that have had the following symptoms within the last 24 hours will not be accepted:
- Fever and/or Diarrhea
- Yeast Infection, thrush
- Impetigo (infected wounds), boils, untreated ringworms
- Runny nose with green or yellow mucus discharge
- Communicable eye infections, conjunctivitis (pink-eye)
- Any symptom of usual childhood disease such as mumps, measles, chicken pox
- Use of antibiotics for 24 hours or less.
If a child requires medication, please ask the parent to come to the classroom at the appropriate time to administer it.
Allergies and Snacks
Food allergies are one of our top concerns. Please make the parent aware to list all food allergies on the sign in sheet. For the safety of all children, we also ask that all teachers are alerted of each child’s food allergy.
The Teacher’s schedules will be sent monthly by email. If you have conflicts with your scheduled teaching time, or if you will not be available to teach for any length of time, please advise the children’s ministry director.
Comments, Questions and Concerns
Please feel free to contact The children’s ministry director to address any and all comments, questions and/or concerns you may have regarding the Calvary Children’s Ministry. We welcome your input and are happy to have the chance to address any concerns or answer any questions you may have.