Our philosophy of children's ministry includes three principles:
We believe our kids need to learn about who God is and what He has done. We want to continually point them to Jesus.
Our hope is that significant, lasting relationships are developed between our children and older members of the congregation. We want to invite children to walk with adults and give them practices to grow into. We believe that children have spiritual gifts and can begin to serve at a young age.
The Bible is clear that parents are the primary teachers and disciplers in a child's life (Deut 6:4-9) and study after study confirms that the most significant influence on a child is the primary care-giver. In other words, "the apple often doesn't fall far from the tree." Our children often grown up to be a lot like us and, as parents, this truth is both encouraging and terrifying. So, as a church, our focus to foster an atmosphere in which imperfect parents grow in their walks with Jesus and are assisted in helping their children grow into the faith.
For more information contact Corinne Tucker, c...@northsidechurchrva.org.