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

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CURRICULUM AND SCHEDULE click on the link below...

Click here for the Children's Ministry Brochure 

TO REGISTER YOUR FAMILY, COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM AND  EPIPEN FORM (If applicable)

You can email the registration form/epipen form to Shara Benavidez at shara@yorkminsterpark.com

Click here for Children's Sunday School Registration Form

Click here for Epipen Form 

 

FOR UPCOMING EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, AND PARENT CUES:

Visit our Facebook page...

 

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

 

 

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

 

FIRST LOOK (2-5 year olds)

 In April in First Look the series focus for the month isFRIENDSHIP


Bible Story Focus: Jesus is a good friend.
Washing Feet • John 13:3-17
Memory Verse: "A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17, NIrV
Key Question: Who is your friend?
Bottom Line: Jesus is my friend.
Basic Truth: Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
  

252 BASICS (6-10 year olds)

In April in 252 the children are learning about HOPE

Key Question: How do you react when bad things happen?
Bottom Line: Whatever happens, remember how powerful God is.
Memory Verse: "In this world you will have trouble. But be encouraged. I have won the battle over the
world." John 16:33b, (NIrV)
Life App: Hope-Believing that something good can come out of something bad
Basic Truth: I can trust God no matter what.

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 203C. 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 203B

d. Grades 3 and 4, Room 203C

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.

CONTACT: Shara Benavidez-Interim Director of Children's Ministries, shara@yorkminsterpark.com or 416.922.1361

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