Children's Ministry

@ Sandy Plains

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Children's Ministry

@ 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 Worship Service. Children join together to praise the Lord at 10:30 am on Sundays. Kids' check is inside our Education building on the 1st Floor for Preschool and 2nd Floor for Grade School aged kids.  Feel free to park close to the middle of campus building as well for easy access. We use solid Bible based material to strengthen and encourage kids. [Temporarily not meeting due to Covid-19 safety, but we invite all Kids into Worship Sundays!]

2.) Children's Small Groups.  These age-graded classes meet up in the Education Building Sundays, 9:30 am. This is the middle of our campus Building closest to the road entrance. Check in is at the classroom, 1st Floor for Preschool and 2nd Floor for Grade School aged kids. We use solid Bible lessons that connect kids' faith to real life. 

3.) Awana.  This exciting Kids' program is Sundays 5:30-7:00 pm inside the Family Life Center.  It meets September - April each year. First-time guest children are welcome. 

4.) Vacation Bible School. In 2020, we're tentatively planning an outdoor VBS in August. We'll see you then!  Our VBS is a high caliber event that helps children draw closer to or get to know about Jesus Christ. 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.

6.) Upward Sports.  Upward Basketball and Cheer-leading is a top notch program. Our registration starts in October, 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.

7.) Kid's Christmas and Easter 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!

Where do we go to check in on sundays for kids?

Children's ministry check in at 9:30 or 10:30 am is at the door of each classroom. 1st Floor is Preschool check in. 2nd Floor is Grade school check in. Children are registered there and arriving a bit early to register is always good.

what else/ any extra info?

As a ministry, our mission is to offer hope without compromise to kids and their families. 

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 professionals. We also watch access points for safety each week via Kids Team, Security Team, Greeters & Staff Team.  

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.

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