Our Mission

To connect children with Christ and partner with parents to enthusiastically guide children toward a HEART for God.

The Children’s Ministries team is focused on loving and serving children up through 6th grade and partnering with their families as they grow in their walk with the Lord.

Mission Application

Developing heartfelt relationships, engaging teaching, authentic worship, genuine service, sharing the Good News.

Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all of your soul, and with all of your strength. The commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7a

VBS 2017

We’re Learning to Think Orange

What does that mean? Very simply – we want to partner with parents to cultivate a child’s heart for God. With yellow representing the light of truth that the Church can share and red symbolic of the warm love a child experiences in their family – together they’re a powerful combination of orange. As a church, we’re seeking to come alongside YOU in partnership and do everything we can to help families grow in their faith together. For more info check out thinkorange.com.

Age Breakdown/Class Structure

Nursery Care: Infant – 2 ½ years

9:15 – 12:15 Infant and toddler care is available every Sunday morning in the Early Care and Education Building located behind the Sanctuary. Babies and toddlers are welcomed and cared for by loving, trained staff and volunteers. Infant, toddler and preschool care is also provided during mid-week special services and events in the Early Care and Education facility.

Preschool Child Care and Sunday School: 2 ½ – 5 years

9:30-10:30 Child care is provided for 2 ½ – 5 year olds each Sunday morning during our 9:30service by staff and volunteers.

11:00-12:00 Sunday School is offered for all preschoolers during our 11:00 worship/SundaySchool hour. All preschoolers meet together for singing and prayer then divide into two age groups, (2 ½ – 4 years old) and (4 – 5 years old) for Bible lessons and activities with their Sunday School teachers.

Kindergarten – 6th Grade

9:30-10:30 Kindergarten through sixth grade children join their parents for worship during the beginning of our 9:30 worship service. Following the Children’s Message they are excused and escorted to the Children’s Chapel for ‘Children’s Church’ led by staff and parent volunteers.

10:30-11:00 During our all church fellowship time children will enjoy a light snack, activity time and singing praise songs.

11:00-12:00 All K – 6th Graders will gather in the Children’s Chapel for announcements and prayer, then join their teachers for Bible instruction and activities in their individual grade level classrooms located on the second floor of the Children’s Education Building. Children will return to the Children’s Chapel at 12:00 to be checked out by their parents.

Additional Weekly Meetings

Monday: 3:45-5:00 L.E.A.D. (Loyal, Equipped, Active, Disciples) Team meets for Bible study, games, crafts and service outings. L.E.A.D. Team for 4th, 5th and 6th graders is led by Children’s Ministry staff and volunteers.

Monday: 5:00-6:00 Expressive Worship Team meets to enjoy worshipping through dance. It is open to all 2nd – 6th graders. They meet each week in the Children’s Chapel with our director, Margot Padilla. Performances are scheduled throughout the year at CPC and in the community.

Tuesday: 5:30-7:00 Kids’s Club is offered for all children K – 6th grade and is coordinated with a parenting class that is offered at that time. Children are actively involved with Bible stories, memory verses and creative crafts, and also enjoy games and fellowship. This group meets in the Children’s Chapel and is led by staff and volunteers. Child care for infants – preschoolers is also provided during this time in the Early Care and Education Building.

For more information about upcoming events for our children’s ministry check out our 2017 calendar.

Check-in/Safety

Currently we are checking in infants and preschoolers by having their parents manually sign them in and check them out at our entry counter. Kindergarten – 6th grade students also manually sign-in at an entry table located in the Children’s Chapel. However, soon we will be transitioning to a more secure and efficient computerized system at each of our check-in stations where parents can easily check their children in with the click of a mouse and receive a printed ticket for secure pick-up of their child. More information coming soon!

Paul Hargreaves

Director of Children’s & Family Ministries

Paul has served on church staff in Family & Children’s Ministries and in Youth Ministries. He has served churches in California, Washington and Oregon. He has a passion to disciple children and their parents. He feels that helping parents recognize their role as the primary faith builders of their children will help the next generation of children become lifelong followers of Jesus.

Paul and his wife Gina met at a Bible College in Seattle, WA. They have 3 grown daughters. They also have 2 beautiful grandchildren. Paul’s favorite things to do are hang out with Gina, explore God’s earth, and hiking.