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

Click here for Children's Sunday School Registration Form

Click here for Epipen Form 

 

Click here to follow a link to our Children's Ministry Facebook Page 

 

*NEW*
Afternoon Summer Art Camp here at YP!
July 16-20, 2018 . | . Grades 1-7; Fee $130/week
 

Click here for Art Camp Registration Form

 

 

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

 

First Look (2-5 year olds)

In June in First Look the series focus for the month is: the Bible tells us which way to go. How wonderful would it be if our preschoolers grew up using the Bible as their compass as they ride through life!

The Memory Verse is “Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.” Psalm 25:4, NLT

Stories covered this month are: God’s Word shows us the way to go- Psalm 119:105Jesus teaches us to love one another – John 13:34-35; God says He listens to us when we talk to Him. Jeremiah 29:12; People who followed Jesus shared what they had with anyone who needed it. — Acts 2:45The Bottom Line: ‘The Bible tells me which way to go.

 June 2018 First Look Parent Cue (click here)

 

252 Basics (6-10 year olds)

In June in 252 the children are learning that: God is stronger than anyone, and He can do things that would be impossible for you or me. He has proved this throughout history, but nowhere is it more evident than in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Because of what Jesus has done, WE CAN HAVE CONFIDENCE.  And, when you put your faith in Jesus, you can live fully alive.

The Memory Verse “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13, NIV

The Bottom Line we would like children to know is...because of what God has done we can be confident that... Jesus matters most (Jesus is the Cornerstone-Ephesians 2:19-20); God can use you know matter what (Gideon-Judges 6-8); God is stronger than anyone (Samson – Judges 13-16); God can do the impossible (Elijah and the Prophets of Ba’al (1 Kings 18).

June Grade 1-3 Parent Cue (click here) June Grade 4-5 Parent Cue  (click here)

 

Nursery (Room 213)

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 SK to grade 5 are invited to CHORISTERS, our children's choir at 10 a.m. in Room 203A. Each week, all the children 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 Basics for Grades 1 to 5. Following large group, the children go to small groups which are divided into:

a. Preschool, Room 205
b. Junior and Senior Kindergarten, Room 204
c. Grades 1 and 2, Room 203C
d. Grades 3 and 4, Room 203B
e. Grade 5, Room 203A

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