Children’s Ministry

The mission of the children’s ministry is to partner with parents to help children know Jesus, grow in Jesus, and sow Jesus. Through our studies and activities, the children learn how to pray, give, and become involved in local and global missions.
There are four primary ways to serve or get plugged in to our Children’s Ministry: Sunday School, Children’s Church, AWANA, and Kicks for Christ.
Our Sunday School classes are designed to help kids grow in their love for Jesus and knowledge of the Bible. We use Discipleland curriculum which seeks to train children to be dynamic disciples of Jesus Christ-kids who know God intimately, love Him passionately, and serve Him selflessly. Sunday school begins at 9:30 am.
At Lakeview, we offer Children’s Church each week for children ages 3-5th grade. Children are invited to participate in a vibrant time where children actively worship, sing, and pray. Object lessons are used to present biblical principles and truths necessary for the children’s spiritual development. We are currently walking through Old Testament stories, learning about men and women who trusted God and understanding God’s response to them.Our hope is that through gearing Church toward kids and at a level they can benefit from, they begin to practice and enjoy worship and a time of Bible study.
The fourth Sunday of each month is Missions Sunday. This time is focused on themes of commitment to Christ and being a light in a dark world. We strive to highlight the fact that children have an important role in the kingdom of God by presenting and illustrating true stories of missionaries. These examples bring to life real situations where Christians have remained faithful. Puppets also enhance the missions theme for that day. Visiting missionaries occasionally participate and share their ministry with the children.
During the school year, AWANA clubs meet at Lakeview on Sundays from 5:00-7:00 pm. AWANA trains kids to prioritize God’s Word and maintain a biblical mindset in all things. Each evening of AWANA, kids will go through handbook time, council time, and game time. The handbooks focus on Scripture memorization while council time is filled with Bible and missionary stories. The 2018-2019 Registration Form and Calendar are available here
One of our primary avenues of outreach is our annual Kicks for Christ-Lakeview’s version of Vacation Bible School. Through Bible-centered teaching, each child is exposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as well as given an opportunity to build peer relationships and improve their soccer skills. This year, Kicks for Christ will be June 10-14, 6:30-8:30 pm.
For more detailed information regarding our Children’s Ministry, please contact Pastor Dustin at the church office.