The purpose of CLC Children’s Ministry is to make disciples. We accomplish this by creating an atmosphere where children can learn and receive the truth of God’s love and power in an age appropriate setting.
Our vision is to work together as a team to create an environment where children can sense God’s presence, learn to hear His voice and experience His power in order to develop a lifelong relationship with their Savior, Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Our mission is to partner with families to lead children to develop a personal relationship with their Savior, Jesus Christ, grow their faith in God, and experience the supernatural presence of the Holy Spirit.
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
At Christian Life Church, we believe that children are able to experience the fullness of God. As a result, the heart of the CLC Children’s Ministry is to EMPOWER our children to go deeper in their connection with the Holy Spirit and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in a spiritually safe environment. Using the acrostic for EMPOWER we will describe our vision for the CLC Children’s Ministry.
Equip – Equipping children with the Word of God will empower them to handle the unique challenges they come up against in their daily lives.
Model – Our children learn life values best through the examples we model. They are always watching us. When our lives reflect the nature of God, our children will be empowered to develop Godly characteristics.
Prayer – Prayer connects us to our God. Teaching our children to pray will empower them to hear the voice of God.
Outreach – Our goal is to make disciples. Connecting children with outreach ministry will empower them to become lifelong disciple makers.
Worship – Teaching our children to worship will empower them to become devoted to God.
Encourage – Encouraging children to learn about the things of God will empower them to develop a personal relationship with their Savior, Jesus Christ.
Release – God has a plan and a purpose for our children. When we “train them up in the ways of the Lord,” we empower them to be released into their destiny.
It is our desire to also partner with parents in empowering their children along their spiritual journey. Therefore, we are committed to not only disciple children, but also to encourage parents to minister to their children in becoming followers of Christ.
CLC Children’s Ministry provides ministry to the following age groups:
God’s Creations Nursery: birth to 18 months
Our nursery is designed to meet the needs of families with babies. Our team is dedicated to ministering to both your baby and to our nursing mothers.
Little Loves Toddlers: 18 months to 3 years
The key word for toddlers is mobile. Our toddler classroom is designed to provide these young explorers with a safe environment to explore in and receive Bible lessons created for their age.
Friends of Jesus: 4 years to kindergarten
The preschool years are a time when children learn who Jesus is and begin to experience His love. Our Jr. Kids’ Church classroom is designed to guide children’s spiritual growth and lay a foundation for them to enter into a personal relationship with Jesus.
Faith Factory: grades 1 to 6
Children learn differently than adults, so we want to present the timeless truth of God in a kid friendly manner. Our services are presented to keep kids engaged from start to finish. Our goal in Kids’ Church is to help children to develop an understanding of our basic beliefs and why we believe it.
Get Connected Kid’s Groups: Our kids’ groups meet on Wednesday and Thursday nights, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. We provide different groups each quarter. Some of the groups we provide are CLKids’ Drama Team, CLKids’ Prayer Team, and CLKids’ Book Club. Our groups are designed to allow kids to pursue their interests combined with Bible based lessons.
If you would like more information regarding the CLC Children’s Ministry, please contact Deb White, our Children’s Ministry Administrator, at Deb.White@CLifeChurch.com or (207) 449-3824 x 205.
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