Children's Ministries

Children

Flex Friday Fun Day

fffd-nov-25th_orig-small-websiteEach Flex Friday during the school year, Mt. Olive, Prairie Tab and Bethel EMC run a program for kids in grades 3-6.

FFFD is filled with fun, games and activities for kids to enjoy together.  They work together in teams as well as large groups.  They try new experiences, and have a great time doing it.

Each Flex Friday Fun Day is held at Bethel EMC and it runs from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  The cost is $5/kid and they need to bring their lunch.

When:  November 25

Who:  Kids in grade 3-6

What:  Tons of activities and games.  Each event is based on a different theme and the games will vary.

Any questions, please contact: Tammy Roberge 443-3020 or Ang Johnston 443-7779.

TabKidz

At Kidztown Grades K-6 will be learning timeless biblical truths.   Grades 5 & 6 will have their own break-off time.  Come join us at 10:00a.m. at Prairie Tab, sing some songs, learn biblical truth, and HAVE FUN!  Any questions?  Call Tammy at 403-443-3020.

Kidztown is a fast paced, high energy method of presenting God’s truths, timeless morals, and values to children in a way they understand and enjoy!

KIDZTOWN Logo (3)

 

 

At Prairie Tab Children’s Ministries, our mission is:

“To create young disciples who know and follow Christ in a nurturing and exciting environment using teachers who are equipped and curriculum that is God-centered and engaging.”

We are dedicated to the following:

  1. Instructing the next generation in the truth of the Bible through engaging, loving teaching.
  2. Partnering with families in leading children to the personal knowledge of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. Changing the lives of children by connecting them to Christ through worship, fellowship, discipleship and outreach.
  4. The equipping and mentoring of teachers to ensure growth in them as well as in the children.

The health of children, both spiritual and physical, is important to us. We strive to ensure that the children are taught in a clean, safe environment. All of our Children’s Ministry volunteers have current police checks in place for the children’s safety.

Purpose

Why do we need children’s ministry at the Prairie Tabernacle Congregation?

First, we need children’s ministry because children matter to God. Jesus made this clear throughout the Gospels, and God even refers to us as His children. Jesus even recommended to His disciples that to understand God’s kingdom, they needed to observe, learn from and imitate young children (Mark 10:13-16).

Second, we need children’s ministry because children need to learn about God. Children need more than mere entertainment or pacification. Every child needs a relationship with Christ, and a solid education that comes from the home and from the church is vital to that happening. We recognize that not every child has an ideal home life where God’s word is taught and lived out, so now more than ever the church has a responsibility to carry out the command in Psalm 78:4: “We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done.”

Third, we need children’s ministry because it provides for the future. What if for the next fifteen years a group of people made it a priority to nurture and disciple children in their spiritual growth and development? As the Prairie Tabernacle Congregation is renowned for sending out missionaries all over the world, how would this commitment change not only the face of our church, but the city and the world?

Finally, we need children’s ministry because it is the best investment we can make. Recent statistics state that there is a greater probability that a child will accept Jesus Christ as their Savior between the ages of 5 and 12. After that, the percentage drops dramatically. In many situations, church may be the only place a child will experience the love and truth of God. It is imperative that we do our utmost to bring every child within our reach to an understanding of God and His salvation plan. We recognize the need for parental involvement. Children learn most of their moral values and life skills through their parents. If the church and parents are teaching and modeling the same lessons and values, then these precious ones will have double the opportunity to accept them.