St. Paul values children. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Our entire ministry is centered on this truth, from our preschool and elementary school, to Sunday school and Vacation Bible School (VBS) St. Paul invests in children.
We believe in the power of parental influence and the role of the church to support parents. By God’s design, parents are the primary teachers of the faith, and the greatest influence on children. The job of the church is to support parents in their role. We do this through our programs and people.
Sunday School is a great opportunity for kids to gather with their peers under the instruction of caring adults to learn about Jesus. Think of Sunday School as the place where we teach the Bible, its stories and truths, and the home as the place where Biblical values and faith is lived out. So, at Sunday School kids learn about creation, and at home, they experience creation by playing outside, or going to the zoo with the family. At Sunday school kids learn about forgiveness and God’s grace, and at home they practice forgiveness and grace in the loving support of their families. For more information about Sunday School, contact Pastor Joel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone should have their own Bible, and learn how to read it. Our annual class we call “Bible Arrival” is a chance for 2nd graders on up, to learn about the Bible and then to receive their first Bible. This class is all about families as parents are included and they learn how to use the Bible in the home, and how to bless their children with God’s Word. For more information about Bible Arrival, contact Pastor Joel at email@example.com
Every summer, we take one week and go all out for children. Typically the first full week in June, our Vacation Bible school is for children 3 years-old up through rising 5th graders. By the time students hit 6th grade, they become part of the leadership team of VBS, and they start helping the next generation.