"Serving the Shepherd by Loving His Lambs"
Children's Ministries at Heritage offer total graded programs that give children the opportunity to be taught with their peers on their level of understanding. Since teachers are the most important element in this effort of Christian education, we carefully choose men and women who model Christ. Our goal is to teach God's Word - its chronology, doctrines, commandments, and principles, thus allowing God to shape the hearts and minds of the children.
Heritage Baptist Church recognizes that Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Church. His Word is the standard on which Children's Ministries is based. Scripture gives parents primary responsibility for teaching godly principles to their children. Therefore, the mission of Children's Ministries is to reinforce that teaching by emphasizing salvation, obedience, respect, love for God, a burden for the lost, and godly, Spirit-filled Christian living. Ultimately, we desire to see all children at Heritage Baptist Church growing as Jesus did, in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:52)
Kim Griffin, Director
Heritage provides nurseries during all services for babies from birth through 23 months. The nursery rooms provide a safe, comfortable, fun and sanitary environment for growing babies. Each room has a sink for hand washing and disposable gloves are required for diaper changing. There is an electronic check-in system for Birth through Pre-K. For retrieval purposes we use a silent paging system which allows caregivers to call parents back to the nursery during services.
There is an electronic check-in for birth through Pre-K
9:30 a.m. - Sunday School for all children ages 2 through 6th grade.
11:00 a.m. - Children's Church with a new staff of teachers.
9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. - Can-do Kids - This ministry provides a fully dedicated room and staff for our special needs children.
There is electronic check-in for birth through Kindergarten
6:00 p.m. - A full nursery and a partial children's ministry through Kindergarten is offered during this service. All children 1st Grade and older join their parents for Praise Gathering.
7:00 p.m. - Heritage provides a full nursery for this service with a regular class time for the 2-year-olds and younger 3-year-olds. Awana Clubs are available for the older 3-year-olds through 6th grade. Awana is an exciting club ministry that focuses on memorizing Bible verses, along with a special devotional time and game time each week. This program coincides with the school year.
FunSummer Club, our summer program, meets on Wednesday evenings. Children ages 3 through 5th grade takes a challenging look at missions. The goal is to help children see the world as a mission field and the part they can play in reaching it for Christ.
For information concerning class location (Sunday morning, Sunday evening or Wednesday evening), call the church office at 237-6505.
Heritage has two children's choirs, Sonshine (kindergarten - 2nd grade) and Rejoice (3rd through 6th grades). Both choirs practice on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. and minister in the Sunday evening Praise Gathering on a regular basis. Rejoice choir presents one musical each year during Praise Gathering. This ministry coincides with the school year.
Grace Bible Camp is a resident camp available for 3rd through 6th grade children in August.
FunForAll is a fun-filled event for 2-year-olds through 6th graders, usually on the last Friday evening in October. FunForAll features: pony rides, puppets, games, inflatibles and much more.
Children's Missions Conference runs simultaneously with the adult and youth conferences. It features special guest missionaries, inspirational talks and facts about cross-cultural evangelism.