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KIDS CROSSING (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 (jennifer null@null aplaceforyou NULL.org) (610-868-5501).
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 (coming soon) if you are interested in serving in children’s ministry. Contact Jennifer Schanely (jennifer null@null aplaceforyou NULL.org), Children’s Ministry Director, with any questions. Opportunities are available for members and regular attendees.
- Nursery (0-2)
- Early Childhood (2-3)
- Sunday School (age 4-5th grade)
- Children’s Church (4 and 5 year olds)
- Awana (age 3-5th grade)
- Special Buddy (Ministry to a child with special needs)
- Greeter in the Children’s Wing
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Cross Time Sunday School (age 4 – grade 5) is a time of age-based discipleship. We use the Gospel Project (https://gospelproject NULL.com/) 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)
available during the 8:30 Worship Service, 10:05 Sunday School, and 11:15 Worship Service
Early Childhood Program (2 & 3 year-olds, based on age as of September 1)
available during 8:30 Worship Service, 10:05 Sunday School, and 11:15 Worship Service
(http://aplaceforyou NULL.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Awana NULL.jpg)Wednesdays, Sept-May
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Awana is a weekly program for children age 3 through grade 5. It helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. The Awana program offers a unique approach for evangelizing and discipling kids through Bible memorization, hearing the teaching of God’s Word, and building relationships with their leaders and other children. Awana includes parents in much of this as they listen to their book sections at home and check them off accordingly.
Cubbies: Preschool (ages 3-5)
Sparks: Kindergarten – 2nd grade
T&T: 3rd – 5th grade
Register online (https://form NULL.jotform NULL.com/92175577874170) or when you arrive.
We are in need of many volunteers (adults & teens) for our Awana program! Ministry positions include registration helpers, small group leaders, game leaders, memory verse listeners, and nursery volunteers. Please contact Jennifer Schanely (jennifer null@null aplaceforyou NULL.org) for more information or to volunteer.
CAMPS & RETREATS
Winter Blast is a weekend retreat in February at Victory Valley Camp (https://www NULL.victoryvalleycamp NULL.org/). 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 (https://www NULL.victoryvalleycamp NULL.org/). 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 (http://aplaceforyou NULL.org/?page_id=1464) for this year’s dates & registration information.