Children’s Ministry

Our Vision

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (YPBC) will partner with families to nurture children and youth in life-long discipleship to Jesus Christ

We believe that Children...
• are capable of knowing Jesus Christ personally
• will grow spiritually when discipled by family and church
• are important members of the church community
• have gifts to offer the church
• blossom spiritually when home and church work together

 Click here for the Children's Ministry Brochure

 

This month in Children's Ministries our children are learning about...

 

First Look (2-5 year olds)

In March the theme in First Look is ‘Jesus wants to be my friend forever.’

The Memory Verse is "Love one another." John 13:34, NIV

Stories covered this month are taken from Luke 10:25-37; Luke 12:16-21; Mark 12:41-44; Luke 15:11-24.

The Bottom Line: I can love everyone.

 

March First Look Parent Cue

 

252 Basics (6-10 year olds)

In March in 252 the children are learning: Forgiveness is deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.”

The Memory Verse:  “Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.” (COLOSSIANS 3:13, NIRV)

The Bottom Line we would like children to know is...  God forgives you; everyone needs to be forgiven, even me; when you don’t forgive, you miss out; since God forgave you, you should forgive others.

 

 

March 252 Parent Cue

Nursery

We are happy to provide warm, loving care each Sunday morning for children 0-24(up to 30 months) while parents attend church (10:50- the end of service). The Nursery, a large cheerful room, is located on the lower level, and is equipped with everything we need to care for your child. We provide careful attention to each child to ensure their safety and comfort. We introduce toys and puzzles and books for the children to enjoy and gradually prepare them for promotion to the Preschool class.

What if a child needs their parent?

Parents are asked to pick up a numbered pager from the Centre Hall so they can be called if their child needs them.

Where does my child go on Sunday Morning?
Each Sunday there are opportunities for children to sing, worship and learn in a loving environment. Through the use of the Orange curriculum for children from Preschool to Grade 5, we teach the stories of the Bible, and encourage children to apply what they learn in their daily lives.

During the school year, children who are in Grades 1 to 5 are invited to CHORISTERS, our children's choir at 10 a.m. Weekly, all the children (except Nursery) join the congregation for opening worship at 11:00 a.m. This gives the children an opportunity to experience and be a part of the corporate worship of the church. After the children's prayer in the sanctuary, children from Preschool to Grade 5 go with their leaders to age-appropriate large group worship, ‘First Look' for preschool and Kindergarten, 252 for Grades 1 to 5. Following large group, the children go to small groups which are divided into:

a. Preschool
b. Junior and Senior Kindergarten
c. Grades 1 and 2
d. Grades 3 and 4
e. Grade 5

To Encourage Parents

We believe parents are the spiritual leaders of their families and the church is here to partner with, resource and encourage parents. Monthly ‘Parent Cue' and newsletter give practical, creative resources.

Family/intergenerational events are planned to help families meet others in the church community and provide a venue for inviting others to enjoy the fellowship in the church.

Safety
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church has a safety policy which helps ensure the protection of our children and youth. The full version is available on request.

For the protection of our children and youth, all new volunteers are required to participate in a thorough screening process. This includes an interview, a police check, as well as completing a ministry application form and providing references. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Director of Children's Ministries to begin the process.

 

 

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This skillful drawing of Yorkminster Park was created by Zach for the Mystery Box