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Growing in Knowledge,
Learning through Love

"Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6
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WHCC Children’s Ministry


The Children’s Ministry at Western Hills Church of Christ
exists to partner with parents in teaching our kids to know
and love God. We believe that becoming more like Jesus is
an incredible adventure for both children and their families
and we are honored to be a part of that adventure.  


We do this by…


  • Helping our children grow in knowledge. We offer Gospel-centered, developmentally appropriate Bible classes on Sunday mornings (9:30 AM) and Wednesday evenings (7:00 PM.) We also offer age-specific classes/worship opportunities during our 10:30 Sunday morning worship service (See SonShine Express and Junior Junction sections below)

  • Helping our children grow in relationship with each other and with other generations. We believe it’s important for our kids to have friendships with children who share a faith so they can help each other along their faith journeys. We also believe that it’s equally important for our children to develop relationships with other generations within the church family. To encourage these relationships we begin with our children in worship service before being dismissed to SonShine Express, offer opportunities for intergenerational small groups, host quarterly Connect Worship Nights, and more!


  • Working to strengthen our families. Since 2016 we have hosted ARISE, an annual parenting conference, where we bring in a guest speaker to educate us on a variety of topics that pertain to raising children. We also offer parenting/marriage Bible classes from time to time as well as providing opportunities for parents and children to bond through special events like a Daddy + Daughter Bake-Off, Mom + Son Bowling Night, Family Rodeo Roundup, and more!


For more information, feel free to contact our Children’s Minister, Janice Croft, at


Your child’s safety is important to us! If you would like to volunteer in our children’s or youth ministries, please complete our online Background Check form by clicking on the link below.


SonShine Express

SonShine Express is part of the Children's Ministry that
meets during worship service at Western Hills Church of
Christ. The program services children from 4 years to 5th
grade. It is made possible by many adult and teen volunteers.
In this program, children are introduced to Bible stories and concepts through singing, video
clips, stories, games, and crafts. The children are taught about God's love in order for them to
develop a growing relationship with Him.


Junior Junction

In an effort to accommodate the growing number of children and families attending Western Hills, Junior Junction was launched in 2011. Junior Junction services young children ages 2-3. In this program, the children are led in developmentally appropriate activities including dramatic play, story time, and art. The focus of this class will be to establish a firm foundation for the next generation of Christ's disciples by introducing them to the love of God.


                                                      Special Events

                                                                                          In addition to meeting on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, the children

                                                                                          from SonShine Express have also boarded our life-sized trolley to share the

                                                                                          love of Christ with our community in some local parades. They have also had

                                                                                          the opportunity to participate in several special events throughout the year

                                                                                          including Princess Teas, Cowboy BBQs, Tuesday Out summer events, VBS, Fall

                                                                                          Fest, Backpacks of Blessings Service Project, family movie nights, Parents’

                                                                                          Night Out, a Mom/Daugther Book Study, etc. We enjoy spending time together

                                                                                          whether learning about God in a classroom or being out in our community.                                                                                                      We would love for you to join us!

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