Christian Education 

Due to COVID-19 we are not having any in-person small groups at this time. 

Parents of Children, birth – 4th grade, are encouraged to join our ‘Church of the Lakes Children’s Ministry’ Facebook Group. Either click here, or search for that group name in Facebook. It is a private group, so you will need to request access.

Birth – 4th Grade

Providing a safe, welcoming environment for children to explore their faith and to grow in Bible knowledge. 

Sunday Mornings

We have electronic check-in for Sunday School children from birth through 4th grade. For more information on the check-in and pick-up process please click here.

Nursery is available for children ages birth through 5 for Sunday services at 8:30, 9:30, and 11:00 am, and for small groups and weeknight classes as requested in advance.

Preschool Sunday School focuses on one key truth all month. It engages the five senses, and helps children master the concept through creative activities. The goal is to help children understand and believe: 1) God Made Me, 2) God Loves me, and 3) Jesus wants to be my Friend Forever. This curriculum encourages children to talk to God any time, any place. It also provides parents with ideas for conversation with their child at home.

Sunday School meets Sunday mornings at 9:30 and 11:00 am for school-aged children from kindergarten through 4th grade. Our curriculum is built around three Basic truths every child should embrace according to what Jesus modeled in Luke 2:52: “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” The three basic truths are: 1) I need to make the wise choice, 2) I can trust God no matter what, and 3) I should treat others the way I want to be treated. Each month, the Bible stories introduce a core virtue (such as wisdom, kindness, etc.) and a memory verse. Each week, children will bring home suggestions for devotions and ideas for conversation with parents at home. Elementary classes meet downstairs in our children’s wing.

Wednesday Evenings

T-N-T Together in Truth is our Wednesday Evening program for children Kindergarten through 4th grades.

Winter 2020
January 8th – March 18th

At Church of the Lakes our explosive Wednesday evening programs ignite New Life through Jesus in children by teaching the Word of God. Our desire is to create a powerful understanding of who Jesus is and how He can work in the lives of children to bring a dynamic transformation of their heart.

5:30 Dinner
6:00 – 7:15 T-N-T Stations – groups will rotate through each station
Bible Discovery – encountering God’s presence through creating deeper Bible experiences
Exploration Station – exploring God’s word through imagination and creativity to gain a deeper understanding
Recreation – engaging scripture memorization through physical activities

The cost for the semester is $45/child for the entire semester or $5/child if paid each week. Fees include dinner and materials for all activities. Scholarships are available.

To register for T-N-T click here to complete the online form.

Click here for our theme and dinner schedule.

To volunteer to help with Children’s Ministries (as a Sunday School Teacher or T-N-T Leader), click here.

To connect with our children’s programs, contact Angela Schneider.

Additional Children’s Programs

Cherub Choir Children ages 3 through kindergarten meet in the room 215 each week, 10:30 – 10:50 am. Contact Dawn Crum for more information.

Wesley Choir Children in 1st through 4th grades practice Wednesday nights, 4:40 – 5:30 pm. Contact Dawn Crum for more information.

Bible class for third graders Every September, third graders receive Bibles from our church and a class for third graders on how to use their Bibles is offered. Contact Angela Schneider for more information.

Summer Camp Visit East Ohio Camps for more information.

Vacation Bible School Summer VBS is offered to children ages 4 through 6th grade. We offer both morning and evening programs in early June. Click here for more information.

Summer Musical Workshop A program for children entering grades 1st through 5th in late July. Kids will learn a fun, energetic Bible-based musical including songs and lines. The week ends with a performance. The cost is just $20 per child. Contact Dawn Crum for more information.

Our Child Care Center offers both child care and preschool for children 2 ½ (if potty trained) through age 5, and after-school care (during the school year only) for children grades K-5th. The center is open from 6:30 am until 6:00 pm. Registrations for church members takes place in January, but the center is open to non-members as well. Contact Lisa Wright for more information, or visit the childcare website.