Youth Info

Our Mission Statement:
To encourage and nurture our youths’ personal relationship
with Christ and the church community through
Christian fellowship and service to others.”
 

We are working toward this goal by investing in our future–our children. We support and encourage all children and youth to participate in the many faith-based programs at King of Kings, all geared toward doing God’s work in our community and the world.

N
ursery Care
Nursery care is provided on Sunday mornings for children from birth to five years of age in a welcoming and safe environment. 

Sunday School
Sunday School is offered to children ages three through 12th grade. Classes for the various age groups are led by enthusiastic educators offering creative teaching methods involving storytelling, crafts, music, cooking, and science using the Sparks faith-based curriculum.

Faith Stepping Stones
FSS is a faith-journey ministry involving ten stepping stones which equip parents and guardians to share their faith with their youngsters from the cradle through high school. These steps include:
1.    Baptism
2.   “Let the Children Come to Me” (Entering Sunday School) – Age three
3.   “Prayer Tents” (Learning about prayer) – Kindergarten
4.   First Holy Communion – 1st grade
5.   “Receiving God’s Word” (Discovering what’s in the Bible) – 3rd grade
6.   “Stand Up, Sit Down” (Why we worship) – 5th grade
7.    “Ready, Set, Go!” – Confirmation classes (KCY) begin – 7th grade
8.   “A New Beginning” (Confirmation/Affirmation of Faith) – 9th grade
9.   “Keys to Forgiveness” (Power/Responsibility of the Keys) – 10th grade
10. “Roots & Wings” (Graduation) – 12th grade

Children in Worship
Whether children attend the 8:15 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship (9:30 a.m. in the summer), there is an opportunity for them to experience a time focused at their level.  At the early service, they can hear a Children’s Sermon and, at the late service, Children’s Church is available to children ages three through seven. This special program allows youngsters to leave worship and learn about God at their own level of education.

Music in Worship
Children in grades two through six are invited to participate in our Hand Chimes Choir.  This group rehearses on Sundays at noon and plays during worship on a regular basis.

Junior Youth

Junior Youth is comprised of children in the 4th through 6th grades and offers an opportunity for youngsters to grow spiritually while serving the congregation and members of their community.  Monthly and seasonal activities such as sledding, Earth Day clean-up, making applesauce for the Thanksgiving Dinner, Friday Night Fun, and Christmas caroling make learning and serving others fun for this adventurous group.

KCY (Kings Confirmation Youth)
KCY consists of young people in the 7th through 9th grades. This fun-filled group is eager to learn more about God and are seeking ways to develop their spiritual lives.  The three year confirmation program consists of Sunday afternoon classes, Sunday School, weekend retreats, and service ministry events such as participation in the annual CROP Walk and serving meals at the Rescue Mission.  These youth also participate in fun activities such as bowling, snow tubing, pool parties, and summer Confirmation Camp.

Senior Youth
Senior High Youth participants focus on living a faith-based life during the trying periods of high school, endeavoring to build a strong foundation for life’s future events. The senior youth attend regional and national youth gatherings, ministry events, weekend retreats, Bible studies, Sunday School, and assist as junior guides for the KCY group. Fun activities such as apple pie baking, a Super Bowl party, and an annual volleyball marathon are also on the list of things enjoyed by this maturing group of young adults.