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 June the theme in First Look is God made me.’

The Memory Verse is “God made us to do good works” Ephesians 2:10, NCV

Stories covered this month are taken from Luke 2:41-50; 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19; 1 Samuel 16:1-13; 1 Samuel 17:1-50.


The Bottom Line: I can do what God wants me to do.


First Look Parent Cue for June


252 Basics (6-10 year olds)

In June in 252 the children are learning that creativity is imagining what you could do because you are made in God’s image.

The Memory Verse How you made me is amazing. I praise you for that.” PSALM 139:14, NIRV

The Bottom Line we would like children to know that.... God made everything (Genesis 1); God made you (Genesis 1); God made you to imagine (Genesis 2:19-20); God made you to know Him (Genesis 3).

252 Parent Cue for June 


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.

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