Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

As children belong to and are an integral part of our church body, we commit to coming alongside parents in the raising of them. Our age appropriate ministry areas are dcBabies, dcTots and dcKids. Together our goal is to show our kids how very much God loves them! We want our children to look forward to the fun they have at church each week while also learning about how God works in their lives!
Each week we strive to:
  • Provide a safe, secure, and loving environment for children to participate in and where parents feel comfortable leaving their children.
  • Help children feel a warm sense of belonging to their church family and to insure that each child feels welcome and wanted.
  • Help each child understand God’s Word (the Bible) in age appropriate ways.
  • Support the family in their responsibility for the spiritual nurturing and growth of their child.
  • Provide godly men and women who are adequately trained to serve as positive role models while they minister to children.
Our dcTweens class consists of current 4th & 5th graders with optional 6th Grade at the discretion of the director of the ministry within the context of a discussion with the Parents as to what is developmentally appropriate for their child.
The goal of dcTweens is to help our older elementary age kids develop their own love of church independent of their parents & help facilitate their participation in as much of church life as is reasonable & logical. The dcTweens class is important to help our kids ease their way into dcStudents (which begins in 6th grade) and become comfortable in small group settings and in church.
To this end, dcTweens will also be participating in communion services (usually every2 - 3 months) from beginning to end when they are scheduled. It’s important to include our kids in this very special way of remembering what Christ has done & is doing for us.
10:00 - 10:30 // On a typical Sunday, dcTweens will be participating in the worship service with their parents during the music portion of the Sunday morning. There will be a designated row for tweens in the worship center where their Lead Teacher will sit with any kids whose parents might be serving or otherwise unavailable to supervise.
10:30 - 11:20 // Following the music, an announcement will be made from the stage that it’s time for dcTweens to exit with their teacher and enjoy their own lesson that is aimed at their needs and developmental age group. dcTweens will be covering the exact same subject as dcKids, but with a more mature take on the biblical application of that topic. They will still have fun, play relevant games to the day’s topic and be able to have some in depth conversations with their leaders about what God is doing in their lives.
If you have questions about dcTweens, you can email Amber@lifeatdiscovery.com.