Kids

WELCOME TO OUR KID’S MINISTRY – SPLASH!

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We hope that your child will come SPLASH with us each week. We exist to provide a safe, fun learning environment where children will learn to SPLASH on their own and with others. Here at The Well kids love to SPLASH!

SPLASH stands for the following:

S eek Him – Matthew 6:33, Psalms 63:1

P raise Him – Exodus 15:2, Psalms 147:1

L ove Him – 1 John 4:19, Romans 5:8

A sk Him – Matthew 7:7-8, I John 5:14

S hine for Him – Matthew 5:16, Philippians 2:15  in the

H oly Spirit – I Corinthians 12:3, 11

We believe that two influences working together have a greater SPLASH than just one. We want your kids’ SPLASH in life to be real and full of memories. As parents, you are your child’s number one influence, and as believer’s we trust that the church is the second greatest influence in their young lives, and when these two come together the SPLASH is dynamic and it can affect the whole community. Ultimately, we want your children to come to know God as their Father, Jesus as their Lord, and the Holy Spirit as their Comforter and Counselor.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON A SUNDAY

Kids of all ages will join their parents for praise and worship in the big sanctuary. Following praise and worship we will have a short break in which time you can drop off your child(ren) and even grab a cup of coffee!

If you have a child between the ages of 3 months – 3 years, you are free to bring them into our Nursery which is located at the back of the sanctuary next to the sound booth. There, you may sign your child in and pick them up at the end of the service. We ask that you do not check on them between worship time or during the sermon because we have found this to cause unneeded disruption for some children. Children between 16 months and 3 years will be walked to their classroom during the sermon, but the babies will stay in the Nursery. If you have a child between 16 months – 3 years, they will be picked up in the Little Grapes classroom at the end of the service.

While the sermon is being preached, we believe the kids should receive a great message from the Bible, too! This should be a Bible-based message they can understand and put into practice at home and at school the following week. Children between 16 months – 14 years are divided into the following groups:

Nursery/Baby Grapes 3 months – 15 months

Little Grapes 16 months – 3 years

Green Grapes 4 years – 6 years (pre-K – 1st)

Purple Grapes 7 years – 10 years (2nd – 5th)

Ready Grapes 11 years – 14 years (6th – 8th)

Our SPLASH leaders are committed, servant-hearted individuals who know God as their Father, Jesus as their Savior, and the Holy Spirit as their Comforter and Counselor. Our SPLASH leaders love kids with a passion and they have a personal desire to see God use their gifts and talents for the Kingdom.

Before becoming a leader, everyone goes through a background check and a training session in order to learn how to teach kids the Bible in the most effective way so that we will see the impact of our SPLASH for years to come. We believe in leaders who are not only physically present, but mentally present as well. We do not believe that working within the church is a volunteer position, but rather a servant position. We all, including Ms. Gina, our SPLASH Children’s Ministry Director, have chosen to give our time, our Sunday, and our heart to be available to not only your child, but your whole family if needed. As leaders, we know how important it is to create a safe environment for kids to talk and open up if they desire. We also understand that we only have your child for one hour each week, which is we ask that you join with us by helping your child go over the Bible Memory Verse each morning before you send them off to school and then again each night before bedtime.

We do not believe that our children receive a Junior Holy Spirit! Here at The Well, everyone gets to play, and that means our SPLASH kids get to play, too! We look forward to teaching your children how to Seek Him, Praise Him, Love Him, Ask Him, and Shine for Him in the Holy Spirit. See you at SPLASH!

For more information about our Kid’s Ministry, please email us at office@wellvineyard.org or call (410) 987-3440.