"Don't you see that children are Gods best gift? The fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Like a warrior's fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth. Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children! Your enemies don't stand a chance against you; you'll sweep them right off your doorstep." - Psalm 127:3-5 MSG   

What We Value

We believe that a strong Children's Ministry is foundational to the legacy of Jesus's church. At Castle Rock Community Church we believe in the importance of doing Children's Ministry as a family. We encourage men and women to lead in this ministry as the LORD calls and equips them. All volunteers are interviewed, background checked, and thoroughly trained in fostering an environment where the love of Jesus pours into each of our age specific classrooms.


Curriculum

We utilize a curriculum called Deep Blue, which focuses on the acronym BLUE (B - Be with God; L - Love God and neighbor; U - Understand themselves as children of God; E - Explore faith and the Bible) to lead children into a deep relationship with Jesus. For more information about Deep Blue curriculum, visit www.deepbluekids.com. For more information about our Children's Ministry, please contact Autumn Epstein.

Classes:

Nursery
(Birth to 18months, Sundays from 10:30am to 11:30am)*

Our nursery workers focus on providing a safe, clean, loving environment for God's youngest learners to explore with their five senses. Sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell are elements that are utilized in our nursery to introduce children to the love and creativity of our God.


Toddlers
(18months to 2yrs, Sundays from 9:50am to 11:15am)

Our toddler class focuses on big picture concepts of Bible People and Places. Children in this classroom learn foundational stories from the Christian faith through hands-on activity. Repetition and sensory learning reinforce Bible stories and concepts for these early learners. Teachers in this classroom are trained to handle diverse personality and learning styles with shorter attention spans, and older children begin learning the process of setting an example for and helping younger children.


Pre-K/Early Elementary
(3yr olds to 2nd Grade, Sundays from 9:50am to 11:15am)

Our Pre-K/Early elementary class focuses on Scripture memorization and big picture concepts of a Biblical lifestyle. Children use repetition and sensory learning frequently in this class to connect with more advanced concepts of scripture. Music and song are a key element of this class to help with memory and recollection. Older children continue learning the process of setting an example for and helping younger children.


Upper Elementary
(3rd Grade to 5th Grade, Sundays from 10:30am to 11:15am)*

Our upper elementary class builds on scripture memorization and challenges students in the areas of scriptural interpretation, application, and action. Students use song, acting, sculpting, drawing, speaking and writing to encourage a personalized response to what they are learning. These students experience more direct mentoring roles with our younger classrooms per their teachers? discretion and supervision.


*This class begins after our congregation time of praise and worship. We encourage these children to spend this time with their family in the congregation. They are then dismissed to their own classroom for instructional time.