Welcome To Our 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 Worship Service. (See SonShine Express and Junior Junction)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your child’s safety is important to us! If you would like to volunteer in our children’s or youth ministries, please complete this Background Check. Link is: https://www.ministryopportunities.org/Application.aspx?oid=18918
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.
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, Stephanie Marcum leads the children 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.
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!