“Crestwood Children’s Ministry strives to partner with parents and guardians, to help guide them to become spiritual leaders of their families. We work together as a church family to truly live out Deuteronomy 6 and raise disciples of Jesus Christ.
SUNDAY SCHOOL // 9:00-10:00 am
Children [ Kindergarten - 6th Grade ] - Each child is divided into a class of their peers, grouping them according to their school grade.
Preschool [ 2 Years - 4 years ] - During Sunday School, church volunteers teach the children lessons; while during both worship services childcare is provided by paid workers.
Nursery [ 2 Months - 2 Years ] - Nursery care is available during both worship services and Sunday School.
TREEHOUSE WORSHIP// 10:15 am Service
Treehouse Worship provides an age-appropriate scriptural message focused on grades K-2nd graders (often referred to as Children's Church). Children preferably check in and receive their security tag from the Children's Department before service, then they are invited to Treehouse by the pastor at the end of the worship portion of the service. The 5th and 6th graders are encouraged to attend the entire worship services with their parents.
Preschool [ 2 Years - 4 Years ] -During worship service Crestwood Children's Ministry offers "Lil" Treehouse Worship for preschool children 2 years old to 4 years old. Preschoolers will worship through song, a bible story, and memory verse motions, for a fun and energetic worship experience.
Crestwood also welcomes children with special needs, offering a separate class with specially trained staff members specialized in the care and instruction of your children.
First Time? The Children's Check-in Desk is located through the side doors of foyer in the sanctuary or the entry doors to the right of the main sanctuary building. Please plan on a minute or two to fill out a new visitor cards, so we can get you and your child into our system so that you may receive a name tag for your child and a pick-up tag for yourself.
Why a Treehouse?
The treehouse represents families coming together and spiritually living out Deuteronomy 6. The door is always open, because we are open to the community and encourage everyone to join us. The treehouse represents a place for all Crestwood children and families to come and worship together and grow spiritually. Deuteronomy 6:7
Soil- The grass and soil represent our desire to have a heart for God and to help our children and families prepare their hearts to bear fruit. The grass also reminds us that our families are planted in the community and being visible for everyone to see God’s love. Luke 8:15
Roots- The roots of the tree represent that we put our trust in God’s word and we plant our roots deep in the word so that we can stand strong in our faith. The roots also represent each part of the children’s ministry that work together to support the children’s ministry vision. Proverbs 3:5-6
Tree- The tree is a representation of our families and children growing in Christ. It also represents children’s ministry working together to support Crestwood’s vision, to help families disciple their children. The leaves of the tree represent children, families, volunteers and Crestwood producing fruit for the Kingdom of Heaven. The Tree also represents God’s love being the foundation of our faith and spiritual growth. Psalm 1:3, Psalm 52:8
Ladder- The ladder represents our ability to come to the treehouse to worship and fellowship with one another. It also represents us leaving the treehouse and going out into the community and sharing the gospel. Mark 16:15
Wednesday / 6:15 - 7:45 pm / Activities Building
Based on the scripture 1 Corinthians 10:31b - "Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God," and the Children in Action curriculum, our Wednesday night program, Crestwood Kidz, will focus this year on Missions!
Each week, the program kicks off with team building and fellowship time followed by group worship, reciting the motto and pledge and practicing the Children In Action Bible verse. Students then team up by grade level for three rotations - Story, Activity and Games.
In Story they learn a Bible story and verse for the month and about a new missionary for the month and the country they serve. Then they move on to Activities where they may taste food from the country or learn a way in which they can serve our community just like our current missionary. Our final rotation is Games which is where we teach the kids a memory verse for the week that changes up throughout the month as they learn a new skill - anything from sports to cooking. The main goal of our program is to be the hands and feet of Christ in all things that they do!