To help children discover and develop a living relationship with Jesus Christ by providing Christian education, spiritual guidance, and an understanding of the basic doctrine of our faith. We will fulfill our mission by creating family ministries that promote parental and community involvement, encourage consistent communication, address challenging issues, and build Christian values so children “….will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Upcoming Children's Ministry Events:
April 9: Maundy Thursday Service @ 7pm
April 10: Good Friday Service @ 7pm
May 13: End of Year Celebration for Wednesday Night Classes. Meet on the playground for food, games and more! 6:30-7:30pm
May 31: Combined Service @ 10am, Children will remain in service
July 24-26: Faith Warrior Spring Retreat to Camp Glisson. For all current 4th/5th graders. See Nichole Hall to register.
June 22-26: Knights of North Castle (VBS), 9-12pm, M-F (Special Performance and Family Picnic on Friday). Online Registration will open April 1st!
July 13-17: GROW Day Camp. We are hosting GROW Day Camp again this summer and Can’t wait for a week packed with games, songs, crafts, devotions, and lots of FUN!! Registration is now open at growdaycamps.org (select Hickory Flat for the Location). The camp is for rising 1st-6th graders and is $145/child. Hours are 9-5 (M-R) and 9-12:30 on Friday.
We foster age-appropriate Christian awareness through stories, crafts and songs. We have nurseries designed to prepare each age with sound principles about God’s love and God’s creation.
Nursery care is available for children ages 3 years and younger:
During both Sunday morning worship celebrations and Sunday school.
Wednesday nights for parents attending classes or volunteering in Wednesday evening programming.
Special church-wide activities and meetings check with us for arrangements
Spark! is a whole new Sunday School experience designed just for our youngest disciples. Your kids are going to love this dynamic, interactive, and engaging experience designed to ignite their faith. Come join us!
Fellowship Hall, 10-11am every Sunday
Before the service begins, check in your child(ren) using one of our computer check-in kiosks located near the Fellowship Hall and in the Welcome Center.
Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 we have exciting programs for all ages!
3 years through 5th grade. Join us as we “Journey through the Bible” in song, story, and coloring.
Our 4th and 5th graders are cranking it up a notch! This time is designed to engage older children and prepare them for junior high youth, while planting in their hearts the spiritual truth of Hebrews 11:1 - “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
Children With Special Needs
We believe God has given us a wonderful and unique opportunity to support families by providing a safe, loving, Christ-focused program for special needs children while parent(s) and siblings attend worship, Sunday School, and serve at Hickory Flat Church.
We put children first. Hickory Flat Church wants you to know that your child is safe with our workers and volunteers. We believe that a church should be a safe place for all children and youth. Nursery workers are highly trained CPR and First Aid certified caregivers, and we have developed guidelines, policies, and procedures to reduce the risk of child abuse. We have a Safe Sanctuary policy in place and all volunteers and staff who work with children submit to a background check. We use Parent Pagers so you may easily be contacted in case of emergency. A full Nursery Policies and Procedures handbook is available in the Nursery.
Service Opportunities For Children
Children learn to be servants by serving. During regular Sunday and Wednesday ministries, the children have many opportunities to serve through small mission projects. Vacation Bible School week always highlights a specific outreach mission opportunity.
Children in second through fifth grade may be trained to serve as acolytes during the 11am worship service. Acolytes light the candles at the beginning of the worship time and extinguish them at the end. Training usually occurs at the beginning of the school year. Watch for announcements.
You can always contact us with any other questions or ideas! We look forward to being in ministry with your children and family!
Minister to Children