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We partner with parents to help children embrace God’s love.
Learn to follow Jesus. Serve others.
Preschool children begin learning how to develop a healthy view of God and the world. With games and stories, they begin to learn that Jesus loves them.
Elementary students learn amazing things about the character of God and that He can be trusted. With high energy, interactive large and small groups, students uncover practical ways to be more like Jesus and respond to the world around them.
We want people of all abilities to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Our Special Needs Ministry creates a safe and loving environment to meet the physical, emotional & spiritual needs of each person.
Young children learn about community when they receive consistent care from loving and capable adult volunteers and just being around others.
Relationships are an essential part of growth. Elementary students meet in small groups where they learn they can trust God and others. Small group leaders help the children dig deeper with group discussions and community activities.
We offer both self-contained classrooms and buddy systems. We will work with you to determine the best worship environment and community experience for your child’s physical, emotional and sensory needs.
Even from a young age, children can practice serving—especially in the family and at home. Special preschool events and church-wide serving projects are other great ways preschoolers begin to serve others.
Elementary students really begin to understand how to live like Jesus when they learn to serve. We talk about serving our family, our friends, our schools and in our community. We also encourage children to take part with their families in church-wide mission and service projects.
Every child is special to God and able to serve others in their own ways. We encourage families to serve together with the Giving Table or other church-wide serving opportunities. Sometimes we do serving projects in the classroom too.
Here are a few questions we are frequently asked about Children’s Ministry.
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Ada Bible does not baptize infants but we offer “Child Dedication” whereby parents commit to raising their children by biblical principles. Send us an email if you’d like more information.
We will baptize a child if they clearly understand what Jesus has done for them and can speak about it in a way so there is no question it is their faith and not their parents’. We prefer a child to have reached middle school age before considering baptism. If your child is interested in being baptized, the first step will be to have a conversation with a Discovery Village or Lifeline staff member.
If you would like to dedicate your child, check out our list of dates and sign up today.
We do not offer VBS (Vacation Bible School). We have found that something deeper happens when children get together offsite to learn about God and have fun too. We offer a four day, three-night camp (Camp DV) each summer where we dig deeper into having a relationship with Jesus. Check our blog or children’s ministry emails in early March for more details.
We teach the Bible using age-appropriate stories, interactive teaching, energetic worship songs, fun activities and Scripture memorization. Each child will have gone through the entire Bible every 3 years.
Discovery Village Children’s Ministry serves children birth through grade 5 each weekend and at each campus. Click here for all the information you need before your first visit. Discovery Village also sponsors our Special Needs program.
We have Student Ministries for grades 6–12 called Lifeline that meets on Sundays (high school) and Wednesdays (middle school) September–May. We invite those students to join their parents during worship each weekend. Click here to connect to Lifeline.
Yes! We have many places you can serve in our children’s ministry, called Discovery Village. You can check children into the classrooms or help out at our Welcome Center. Complete a volunteer application if you are interested in serving in DV.
Our children’s ministry, called Discovery Village, is for birth through 5th graders.
We have many areas to serve in our children’s ministry, called Discovery Village. You can serve in the nursery, preschool, elementary and special needs classroom. You can serve every week, twice a month or even “on call”. Not sure where you want to serve? Let’s start a conversation.
Ready to take the NEXT STEP to serve? Fill out a volunteer application and someone will get hold of you as soon as possible.