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 

 

 

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

 

First Look (2-5 year olds)

In March in First Look the series focus for the month is: Jesus wants to be our friend forever. He also wants to be our friend right now. That’s why Jesus asks us to trust Him and follow Him every day. Anyone can follow Jesus. And when you do, you will always have a friend wherever you go.

The Memory Verse is “Come and follow me, Jesus said” Matthew 4:19, NIrV

Stories covered this month are: John the Baptist — Matthew 3:3-4, 11, 13-15; Andrew and Peter; John and James — Matthew 4:18-22; Matthew (Tax Collector) — Matthew 9:9-10; Palm Sunday— Matthew 21:1-11, 15-16

The Bottom Line: ‘I can follow Jesus.

April First Look Parent Cue 

 

252 Basics (6-10 year olds)

In March in 252 the children are learning that: When Jesus rose from the dead, He paid the price for everything that was wrong and unfair in this world. Because of Jesus, we can have peace. We can reflect the character of Christ by caring for others and making peace.

The Memory Verse “So let us do all we can to love in peace. And let us work hard to build up one another.” Romans 14:19, NIrV.   

The Bottom Line we would like children to know is ... Because of Jesus: we can show that we care more about others by letting go of what’s fair (Genesis 13:5-18); we can show that we care more about others by walking away from a fight (Genesis 26:16-22;26-31); we can show that we care more about others by being part of the solution (1 Samuel 25:1-35); we know how much God cares for us (Colossians 1:20; 3:15).

April Parent Cue: Grade 1-3April 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 SK to grade 5 are invited to CHORISTERS, our children's choir at 10 a.m. in Room 203A. Weekly, 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