Children

‚Äč"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates."   Deuteronomy 6:5-8
 
Children are important to God. They are the future of the church. They are the salt and light of the world.
 
The children’s ministry leaders at Gateway are dedicated to investing in our children’s Christian education and inspiration as much as we know how. We continually pray for God’s wisdom and direction for improving the children’s ministry at Gateway.
Sunday Morning
 
Infant Nursery (0-18 months) & Toddler Nursery (1 1/2-3 years)

Our goal is for infants and toddlers to feel that church is a comfortable, safe, fun place to be, and to help them learn to treat others as Jesus taught (sharing, taking turns, etc.)

A rotating volunteer staff will tell/read Bible stories to the children and facilitate safe playtime (no "set" curriculum).
Sunday School:

Faith Builders (Preschool - 1st grade | ages 3-6) meets in the lower level Sunday School room.
  • Children will learn about the many aspects of God the Father, Jesus the Savior, & the power of the Holy Spirit of in a fun setting.
  • Story time, craft time, music & Bible verse time, activity/play time, & even snack time are all opportunities to reinforce the lesson of the day in a kid-friendly way.
  • Discipleland curriculum is used & alternates between Old Testament & New Testament units. It covers the whole Bible in four years. 
  • Dedicated teams of teachers love kids & have the desire to help them get to know our great God, to love Jesus & accept Him as Savior, & instruct them on how the Holy Spirit can work in their lives.
 
Kingdom Kids (2nd - 5th grade | ages 7-10) meets in the lower level multi-purpose room.
  • Our goal is for students to learn who God is, who Jesus was and is, and how we are empowered by the Holy Spirit. 
  • There is an interactive lesson and activies each week; and snack and take home papers are provided.
  • Dedicated teams of teachers love kids & have the desire to share their love of Jesus and lead students into a personal relationship with Him.
Please Note: We do background checks on all of our volunteers.
All of our volunteers are devoted to providing your children with loving Christian care and teaching.