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Children’s Ministries

Welcome to PowerSource, the Kids Ministry at Westwood!  Our vision is to partner with parents to Bring Jesus Into Life for the kids by giving them opportunities to:

  • Meet Jesus (discover who he is)
  • Have community in Jesus (hang out and have fun with other kids and leaders)
  • Grow in holiness with Jesus (learn Bible stories and memory verses and how to apply them to life today)
  • Participate in world impact through Jesus (show Jesus’ love to others in the world)

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6, NIV

Children of any age are always welcome in the main service!  We also have age-specific programs for children as follows:

Nursery (Birth to 18 months)

In our cheerful, clean and inviting Nursery, we have volunteers who love to play with and rock babies.  We have safety check in and out  processes, and as with all our Children’s Ministry volunteers, our Nursery volunteers have completed a safety screening.   The Nursery class meets during the 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 am services on Sundays.

Toddlers (18 months to 3 years)

We have introduced the My First Look curriculum to the Toddlers focusing on three basic truths:  God Made Me, God Loves Me and Jesus Wants to Be My Friend Forever. Through loosely structured age-appropriate lessons, we come alongside parents in teaching Toddlers these truths and helping them become familiar with memorizing scripture. The Nursery class meets during the 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 am services on Sundays.

Preschool (3 to 4 years)

Age-targeted program that teaches Biblical truths through story time, singing, crafts and play centers so that children are trained in the  way they should go is what you’ll find in our Preschool class. We use  In the Beginning curriculum to teach scriptural truths and to come alongside parents in laying a spiritual foundation to guide these little ones into a personal relationship with Jesus!  The Preschool class meets during the 8:30 and 10:00 am services on Sundays.

Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 2) Grade as of Fall 2013

Through interactive large and small group teaching using drama, music, games, etc., K-2 kids engage in What’s in the Bible curriculum. The kids are learning the Bible and its truths from Genesis through Revelation in fun, exciting and engaging ways!   The K-2 class meets during the 8:30 and 10:00 am services most Sundays. Check out the church calendar for dates.

Life Groups (Grades 3-5) Grade as of Fall 2013

New in the fall of 2013, the Grade 3-5 kids are meeting in grade/gender specific Life Groups (a.k.a “small groups”) on most Sunday mornings at 10:00 am  from September through June.  Check out the church calendar for dates. They have the same leader each week, are going deeper in God’s word,  building relationships with peers, and many groups are serving inside and outside the church!  If your child is interested in joining a Life Group, please contact Pastor Holly or come on a Sunday morning and check it out!