At Lakes, we believe that it is primarily the responsibility of the parents to shepherd and train their children in the Gospel. With that in mind, we are committed to assisting parents in seeking to direct the hearts of every child toward God and cultivate a spirit which is responsive to Him.
Through each of our classes and activities we strive to create a fun and caring environment where your child will feel safe and receive affirmation. Furthermore, we provide on-going training for all of our volunteers, educating them about our policies for reducing the risk of child abuse.
Please see the description below of the various age appropriate training and activities available for your children.
We offer a nursery for infants through 2 yrs. old during every Sunday and Wednesday service. We have a caring group of women who commit time to offer the highest level of care for our children. We also offer two separate rooms for our children. The infant and crawler nursery is in one room and the walker up through 2 yr. olds is in a different room.
Classes that strategically blend a time of learning, games, singing and more are available for children 3-4yrs. old during both morning services. This group of children also has specialized classes on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.
Kindergarten – 5th Grades
We have a variety of programs offered for our grade school children throughout the year. You can see a brief description below, and view a more detailed listing in the linked pages.
During the 9am service our elementary age children join the adults for the music portion of the service and then are dismissed to the lower level. Here the children are given basic music knowledge as well as rehearse for programs throughout the year.
Age distinct classes meet in the lower level during the 2nd morning service. The strategic offering of the Generations of Grace curriculum provides a foundational development in the knowledge of Scripture.
Salt & Light
During the 6pm evening service our K-5th graders meet in the lower level for a lesson time and singing.
At Lakes, we believe the elementary years are a crucial time in the spiritual development of our children. CrossWatchers is our midweek program for children designed to help them develop a biblical worldview that stands in contrast to much of the teaching they receive from the culture.
Hiding God’s words in hearts through Scripture memory is a focus of the evening, along with age-appropriate teaching from the Bible intended both for those who are familiar with church and those who are not. While we understand that our weeks and scheduling are often busy, we hope you will find CrossWatchers to be much more than “the same old programming” that can take up our children’s time.
CrossWatchers meets at 6:30 each Wednesday evening during the normal school year and is open to all children from Kindergarten – 5th grades.