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 February in First Look the series focus for the month is: Jesus wants to be our friend forever. He loves everyone. No matter what. And no matter what we do, Jesus will never, ever, ever, stop loving us.

The Memory Verse is “Love each other as I have loved you. John 15:12, NIV

Stories covered this month are: Woman at the Well — John 4:1-30; Zacchaeus — Luke 19:1-10; The Unloved Woman — John 8:2-11; Peter’s Denial and Restoration — Matthew 26:31-35 & John 21:15-17

The Bottom Line: ‘Jesus loves everyone.

February First Look Parent Cue

252 Basics (6-10 year olds)

In February in 252 the children are learning that: Because of God’s great love for us, WE CAN BE KIND TO EVERYONE. Actually, Jesus didn’t just model kindness. He commanded it. Treating others the way you want to be treated is the way Jesus taught us to live.

The Memory Verse “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31, NIV.   

The Bottom Line we would like children to know is ... Because of God’s great love for us: we can be kind to others (Titus 3:4-7); we can be kind to our family and friends (Ruth); we can be kind to those who are overlooked (Matthew 25:35-40); we can be kind to those who aren’t kind to us (Matthew 5: 43-48).

February 252 Parent Cue: Grade 1-3February 252 Parent Cue: Grade 4-5

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 Grades 1 to 5 are invited to CHORISTERS, our children's choir at 10 a.m. in Room 203C. 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, 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.

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