(For children age 0 – grade 5.)
Being a parent is both wonderful and overwhelming at times. We believe that parents are responsible before the Lord for the training up of their children, but, praise God, He has also given us the church. You are not alone!
Kids Crossing Ebenezer BFC Children’s Ministry exists to assist you as parents to lay a strong Biblical foundation, and love of Jesus Christ in the lives of your children. We are committed to making disciples by drawing children into the presence of God through worship, Bible memorization, Bible lessons, and practical application. It’s our desire to partner with parents as we teach with relevant curriculum, which emphasizes God’s plan of redemption!
Questions regarding any Kids Crossing Program can be directed to our Children’s Ministry Director, Jennifer Schanely (610-868-5501).
Cross Time Sunday School (age 4 – grade 5) is a time of age-based discipleship. We use the Gospel Project material published by LifeWay Christian Resources which provides comprehensive, chronological Bible lessons and allows all age groups to learn the same material in an age-appropriate setting. Parent resources, visual aids, and apps are also provided to enable parents to further disciple their children and learn God’s Word together as a family. Class is held 10:05 – 11:00 am.
Children’s Church (age 4 – Kindergarten, based on age as of September 1) provides a time of fellowship, Bible lessons, and fun activities for children. We use the Gospel Project worship material published by LifeWay Christian Resources, which corresponds with and compliments our children’s Sunday School lessons. Children are dismissed from the morning worship service (11:15 service) before the sermon.
Nursery Care (0-24 months, based on age as of September 1)
Currently available during the Sunday School hour (10:05-11), and the Second Service 11:15
Early Childhood Program (2 & 3 year-olds, based on age as of September 1)
Available during the 8:30 Worship Service, 10:05 Sunday School, and 11:15 Worship Service
Wednesdays, January 20 – May 12, 2021
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Come join us as we explore interactive lessons focusing on the Fruit of the Spirit and the Lord’s Prayer. We’ll enjoy a time of worship, socially distanced games, and dynamic Bible lessons. On May 12 we’ll be having the Pinewood Derby! We encourage children to wear masks when they are not socially distanced.
Age 5 – 5th Grade
Bring your child to room 16 to sign in!
We are in need of volunteers (adults & teens) for our Wednesday evening Bible program. Please register to let me know if you are interested in helping in some way, and I’ll be in contact with more details! Memory verse listeners, Bible teachers, and activity helpers are all needed!
CAMPS & RETREATS
Winter Blast is a weekend retreat in February at Victory Valley Camp. Kids can grow spiritually from age-appropriate Bible lessons and enjoy plenty of fun activities while strengthening relationships with friends and leaders.
Summer Camp is a week-long retreat in July/August that is held at Victory Valley. Ebenezer usually runs a van to one of the 5-day Day Camps, but kids can also sign up for the 6-day overnight camp on their own. Activities include archery, swimming, ropes & challenge courses, Capture the Flag, hiking, crafts, and Bible lessons. Cost includes Snak Shak, Cabin Photo, and CampLive (online photo viewing and email-my-camper service).
Children are supervised by Victory Valley’s trained counselors and staff, as well as chaperones from Ebenezer BFC. Check the Kids Crossing Calendar for this year’s dates & registration information.
Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the children and families of Ebenezer? Serving is such a great way to get connected to the body of Christ while using the gifts God has given you! There are many ways you can get involved listed below! Please submit the Volunteer Application Form if you are interested in serving in children’s ministry. Contact Jennifer Schanely, Children’s Ministry Director, with any questions. Opportunities are available for members and regular attendees. Currently, we have a big need for volunteers in the nursery and early childhood rooms.
- Nursery (0-2)
- Early Childhood (2-3)
- Sunday School (age 4-5th grade)
- Children’s Church (4 and 5 year olds)
- Wednesday Evening Bible Program (Grades K-5)
- Special Buddy (Ministry to a child with special needs)
- Greeter in the Children’s Wing