Preschool Ministry Opportunities
Sunday School: Sundays is at 9:15. Developmentally appropriate Bible truths are taught through small and group activities. LifeWay curriculum is implemented.
Extended Care: Extended care is provided during the worship services for children from birth through three years old. If you have a four year old who is not quite ready to attend worship with you, please discuss this with the Minister to Preschool Families to determine a plan for your child. Childcare is provided utilizing a rotation of church member volunteers willing to serve in this important ministry.
Worship/Big Church: What an awesome responsibility and privilege parents have to teach their children to worship God! Children four years old by September 1st accompany their parents to the worship service. When promoting from the "Giraffe class," South Oaks provides your child a worship bag with appropriate items to aid your child during the worship service. There is a "Camp Big Enough" meeting for parents and children in August before promotion.
Child Dedication: Parents are invited to participate in this celebration to dedicate themselves to raising their children according to God's plan. We as a church will join in dedicating ourselves to support you in your role as the spiritual leader of your child. This celebration consist of scripture reading and prayer and is usually done two times a year. This celebration is held on Mothers Day and in the fall, if needed. Due to the celebration involving a commitment between the children and the family, we ask that only church members participate. If you are not a church member, please talk with the Minister of Preschool Families for other options to dedicate your child.
Preschool Choir 6:00 p.m, (during the school year for Pre-K-Kindergarten)- This is an opportunity for preschoolers to worship God with songs and instruments as they learn more about the characteristics of God. They will enjoy singing, clapping, moving, and playing rhythm instruments in a variety of activities as they learn biblical truths.
Mission Friends: Mission friends meets at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday nights during the school year. Mission Friends provides an environment where children can get a glimpse of different kinds of people and cultures through learning activities that focus on missions. Mission Friends helps teach children to pray for themselves and for others. It is also an opportunity for preschoolers to begin to learn about serving others as they hear stories of missionaries serving throughout the world. This encourages them to move from a self-focus view to a biblical worldview as they hear of the needs of others.
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Christmas and Easter Events: These events are celebrated in a manner appropriate for preschoolers. Each year these events may take on a slightly different look.