Children's Ministries

@ Sandy Plains

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Children's Ministries

@ Sandy Plains

Welcome! Our goal is to help our children become true followers of Jesus Christ by: building relationships with them, being examples for them, and teaching them from the Bible.  


kids love it here @...

1.) Children's Church - a worship service for the kids. Children join together to praise the Lord at 10:30 am, Sundays. Kids' check in for worship is on the 2nd floor of our red brick Education building. There is a welcome table on the 2nd floor where check in is done, then the worship service is located for Kids in the Chapel building. In this time, we use solid Bible-based materials to strengthen and encourage kids in their faith in Jesus. Also, Nursery is also available during worship. Then on the last Sunday of each month all children except nursery join family in the main worship service in the Family Life building.

2.) Children's Small Groups.  These age-graded classes meet in the red brick Education building Sundays, 9:30 am. This is the middle of our campus building closest to the road entrance. Check in is at the classrooms: on the 1st Floor for Preschool, or on the 2nd Floor for Grade School aged kids. We use solid Bible lessons that connect kids' faith to real life. This lasts until 10:20-25 am. Then kids are able to check in for kids worship service. 

3.) Awana Club.  This exciting kids program is Sundays 5:00-6:30 pm. This Fall of 2020, Awana will meet socially distanced, outside weather-permitting from October 4th, through November 15th. This shortened season with an outdoor focus allows a safe Awana season, but also keeps the program up to speed so a year is not lost for kids in it. We will next to the Family Life Center building. 1st time children are welcome at Awana Club too! For more info contact Hannah  for info.  To Register for Awana, come to our Registration time, 5-6pm September 27th, outdoor besides the Family Life Center (gym) building. 

4.) Vacation Bible School. In 2020, we met August 2nd from 2-6pm. We'll see you next year 2021. Our annual VBS is a high caliber event in the community that helps children draw closer to or get to know about Jesus Christ as Savior. The kids have a blast at VBS each year. 

5.) Summer Kid's Camp @ Gardner Webb University. This camp in June is a great experience. Call the church office for more info regarding 2021 tentative plans for camp. 

6.) Upward Sports.  Upward Basketball and Cheerleading are top notch programs for kids. We have volunteers who lead teams of kids in this nationwide sports program. Our registration starts in October 2020 (stay tuned), and practice each year kicks off in December. The game and practice times vary, so do contact us at 704.864.4226 for more info. With current events in the US, Upward may be indoor for practices and outdoor for games on our large outdoor court. Stay tuned as we'll monitor how the Fall goes safety wise to finalize plans. This is truly a great program and we plan to offer it, just modified, this Winter. For more info contact Director Hannah,  .

7.) Kid's Christmas and Easter Choir Musicals.  Our Kid's Ministry meets on Wednesdays during services, 6:45 pm, where kids can learn Christmas / Easter songs and prepare for a program. This is a lot of fun and is not high pressure. Feel free to bring your kids too! We will put out more info in the Fall 2020 on the Christmas lead up and plans for Kids Choir. 


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As a ministry, our mission is to offer Kids hope without compromise. This flows into their families. We have hope in Jesus Christ and His love and the grace of God. 

As a parent or grandparent, do know each Kids and Security Team volunteer has an active, ongoing background check. This plus training sessions and multiple eyes in any space do ensure safety.  We have plainclothes security on campus who are trained in an ongoing way by professional security experts. We also watch access points for safety each week via Kids Team, Security Team, Greeters & Staff Team.  This ensures peace of mind. 

Also, for any child allergies, do inform us upon arrival at check in, and we will be active in helping ensure all is as needed for a child.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Hannah at  for more info or to register in advance. 

We look forward to you all being our guests @ Sandy Plains! This is a church home for you.