CHILDREN & YOUTH“Let the children come to me.” – Jesus
We value every child and are excited to welcome your family to Christ Our Life! Our desire is to partner with parents in cultivating a spiritual foundation so every child knows and feels the love of God!
We offer childcare (ages 0 – 4) during Sunday services. The nursery room is always supervised by two trained adults.
Children (grades preK – 2) participate in the beginning of worship, then are guided to a dedicated space where they are invited to know God through Bible stories and creatively respond through age-appropriate crafts. After the sermon children join parents in worship for the Eucharist. We offer this program every other week. On the alternating weeks, children are welcome to wiggle and color throughout the service!
Older Children (grades 3-5) are invited to remain in worship and experience the faith in an intergenerational community. In the coming months, we will begin to offer classes for these children during the sermon.
Youth (grades 6 – 12) are invited to remain in worship and experience the faith in an intergenerational community. Our desire is to see every student formed by the Anglican liturgy, in community with each other, and for the sake of others.
Christ Our Life encourages a nurturing environment of hospitality and joy where each child feels safe, accepted, and included. To these ends, we follow the training guidelines in accordance with the C4SO Safe Church Training Compliance Policy.
Before getting involved with children and youth, everyone is carefully screened (to include a background and reference check), interviewed, and trained.
Additionally, clergy and all volunteers in children and youth ministry are required to attend a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training course once every two years. All programs and activities are structured to adhere to our safety policies. We have a “team” policy where two or more adults are present to oversee children and youth at all times.
If you are interested in serving our children, please let us know!