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Children

It's our joy to come alongside parents, encouraging and equipping them to bring up their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). Our children's ministries provide a safe, fun environment where we teach God's Word; declaring His glory to the next generation. In 2 Timothy 3:15, Paul commends Timothy: "...from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus". This is our hope for each child at Countryside.

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    VBS — 1st–5th Grade

     |  Children's Building

    9:00am–12:30pm
     

    Join us on our Summer Seaquest!  We will journey on the high seas through the book of Jonah as we learn more about the gracious and compassionate God who saves those who repent and trust in Him!  
     

    Don't miss this exciting week of games, crafts, skits, snacks, and more!
     

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    VBS Volunteers

    High School Volunteers

    Ministry-approved HS students are welcome to serve. If you are not already approved to work with children, please visit the Youth Volunteer Page to become ministry approved.
     

    Adult Volunteers

    The preschool children of adult volunteers will be able to attend VBS on the days that their parents are serving with pre-registration. There is also a program for Middle Schoolers.

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    VBS Workdays

    There are a number of opportunities for high school students and adults to help with preparations for VBS.

    Prep days are currently scheduled for July 1-3, 5 and 8–12.

    Middle School students can come with their parent or sign up for one of our Middle School Work Days.

    Childcare is available July 5 and 10.
     

    If you have questions, contact Camille Austin.

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    Children's Summer Sunday School Volunteers

    We need lots of volunteers as we give our regular teachers a well-deserved break during this summer.

    This is a great way to serve parents and minister the gospel to children. There are both full and part-time volunteer needs.

    If you can serve, we'd love your help!

    If you have questions, contact Julie Speers.

  5. Summer Youth Basketball 2022

    Kids' Basketball Camp

     |  Gym

    At this camp, kids learn and practice basketball fundamentals. Feel free to invite friends and neighbors to register. Each child will be given their own basketball to keep, and use at camp. Space is limited and fills up quickly.

    Girls 4th–6th Grade: 8:00 - 10:15 am

    Boys 4th–6th Grade: 10:30 - 12:45 pm

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    Cost: $10  |  Register by Jul 24.

    If you have questions, contact Justin Turner.

Volunteer Needs

All volunteers must be approved to work with children. To learn more about our child protection policy or to apply to work with children please visit the child protection page of our website.

If you have questions, contact Julie Speers.

  1. Nursery Volunteers

    We need volunteers to serve with infants and toddlers on Sunday Morning during both services, on Sunday evening, and on Wednesday evening.

    All volunteers must be approved to work with children. To learn more about our child protection policy or to apply to work with children please visit the child protection page of our website.

    If you have questions, contact Jennifer Stonecipher.

  2. Children's Sunday School Volunteers

    We need additional adult volunteers to serve full-time or as substitutes in preschool and elementary classes beginning September 3rd.

    As a Sunday school volunteer you will have many opportunities minister the gospel to kids and model the love of Christ. Our goal is to glorify God by putting Christ on display in each and every activity and lesson. We would love to have your help!

Children's Ministries

Awana

Awana is a fun, high-energy club where kids study and memorize Scripture, play team games, and enjoy special activities throughout the school year. Awana clubs celebrate the gospel of Christ, with a particular emphasis on Scripture memorization. Our Awana clubs for kids age 3 – 5th grade meet on Sunday evenings from 5:50–7:30 during the school year.

For information about service opportunities, contact Rick Ramos.

Children's Choirs

Our children’s choirs meet during the school year from 7:00–8:30 pm on the Wednesday night of Home Fellowship weeks, typically twice a month. We emphasize a mix of favorite hymns and choruses, along with fun Scripture songs for Bible memorization. The choirs perform twice a year in the main worship services.

To volunteer with Shouts of Joy (Kindergarten), contact Bethany Rinn.

To volunteer with JoySong (Grades 1–2), contact Kelly Sandifer.

To volunteer with Joyful Sounds (Grades 3–5), contact Kirsten Bigelow.

Children's Sunday School

In Children’s Sunday School, kids are taught an overview of the Bible using the Generations of Grace curriculum. Music and activities reinforce the truth of each week’s lesson. Each week, we work to learn a catechism question and review previous questions throughout the year. Parents are encouraged to discuss what their kids are learning and review catechism questions with their kids at home.

Nursery

The nursery is both a service to parents and the initial phase of our Children’s Ministry. As the children grow, we introduce them to foundational truths like “the Bible is true” and “God is good.” We also begin to train them to participate in more formal class structures, with times of singing and short biblical stories.

To get involved, contact Jennifer Stonecipher or sign up online.

Preschool Playdate

We typically meet on Friday mornings at 9:30 am for a great time of unstructured play in the Gym and Jungle Gym. All kids preschool and younger are invited.

All children must be accompanied by a parent.

If you have questions, contact Lauren Dunfee.

Special Needs

We minister to children with special needs during the 9:30 and 11:05 morning worship services and at other special events, providing a flexible, safe, and welcoming environment to share the love of God and the joy of His gospel.

To get involved, contact Sarah Latas.

Vacation Bible School

July 15–19, 2024

Vacation Bible School is a fun-filled week for elementary kids. During each day, kids will enjoy music, skits, snacks, games, crafts, activities, and a Bible lesson.

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