A Fight for the Heart
Our goal is for every child under the care of our ministry to have a deep, abiding relationship with Jesus Christ that lasts with them through adulthood. We center our ministry on Deuteronomy 6:5, ”Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your Strength.” That is the desire of our hearts as well as the vision for our students as they become a part of a bigger legacy of faith.
City Kids is made up of 1st through 5th graders. Families during these ages are in a routine of life and can be more intentional about creating structure within their family like the infrastructure of a city. Though each family may look different, a firm foundation of God’s kingdom is central to the changing landscape of childhood. Building on the principles established in preschool we want our students to know: I need to make the wise choice; I can trust God no matter what; and God wants me to show Jesus’ love and grace to others. All of these values are echoed through our teachings, events and programs — whether it be through Bible study on Sunday mornings, Worship Arts, or one of our fun family playdates.
While what we do in the walls of the church is very important, we only have 40 hours a year to influence a child. That is why it is crucial that the church and home synchronize it’s efforts to best impact the faith of our sons and daughters. We help parents guide as the primary spiritual influence with their student through the blueprints of life.