Welcome to 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 and 10:00 am services on Sundays.
Toddlers (18 months to 3 years)
Our Toddler class has a meaningful, Biblically based environment where young children transition through play time, story time, and snack time while learning about God’s great love. The toddler class meets during 8:30 and 10:00 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 a Group Curriculum designed specifically for this age group. The Preschool class meets during the 8:30 and 10:00 am services on Sundays.
Kindergarten to Grade 2 (Grade as of Fall 2015)
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.
Grade 3-5 Life Groups (Grade as of Fall 2015)
Following along with our Life Groups environment, the Grade 3-5 kids are meeting in grade/gender specific Life Groups (a.k.a “small groups”) on most Sunday mornings from September through June. They have the same leader each week, are going deeper in God’s word, building relationships with peers and leaders, and many groups are serving inside and outside the church! If your child is interested in joining a Life Group, please contact Twyla or come on a Sunday morning and check it out! Gr. 3-5 Life Groups meet at 10:00 am on most Sundays. Check out the church calendar for dates.