Children

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

There is excitement, learning and relationship every Sunday morning in the Children's Ministry at Highland Oaks. We recognize that God has entrusted us with the ministry and safety of children while they are in the Kids Wing. We want every environment a child is in to be the safest it can possibly be, so that they may have the opportunity to grow in their knowledge and love of God. While in our care, your child will be led only by approved volunteers. Every class and function in our Children's ministry are supervised by multiple volunteers who have gone through a process that includes an application, background check and safety training.

Nursery

(12 - 35 months)

Our desire in the nursery is simple: to give babies and toddlers a first impression of their loving God. We want our children to feel loved and safe while learning about God and Jesus and the wonderful world God created for us. We help master the concept through songs and creative, hands-on activities. We encourage children to talk to God any time, any place.

Preschool 

(3 yrs to Kinder)

Our curriculum is designed for little ones so that they can learn to love God in the ways they learn best. We incorporate repetition, games, crafts and songs and interactive story times. Each month is a Bible story theme so they can experience the stories several weeks in a row. Themes include: Creation, Noah, David and Goliath, and many others.

Elementary 

(1st-5th)

At this important stage in their lives, children can have an active and living faith. Each week, we explore Bible lessons together, explaining the truth of God’s Word in ways that kids relate to and discuss how it applies to our lives. We utilize learning methods geared to each child’s learning style, with an emphasis on building relationships that facilitate spiritual growth and develop Christian character.

Highland Oaks Kids Bible Class

Bible classes have now resumed. Kids’ Praise is a fun worship option for children ages 3 through finished 5th grade that is offered once a month in the summer.
For those who remain at home at this time, we invite you to review a
YouTube Bible class from this playlist below.

volunteer In the Kids wing

Nursery and Bible classes for all ages will resume soon. Is the Holy Spirit prompting you to serve?

The return to class time and Nursery provides great opportunities for us to step back in to serving in meaningful ways and pouring into the life of our children at Highland Oaks whether during the Bible class hour or during the Worship hour.

Click on this short survey to see the areas of service available to you. Use your gifts, learn new skills and even grow in friendships with other volunteers too! Reach out to Children’s Minister Marla Finley at mfinley@hocc.org to ask her how you can serve.
We understand that children still have not had the chance to be vaccinated, so be assured that we will be requiring the wearing of face masks over the nose and mouth for all people ages 2 and up while in the Kids’ Wing.

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Marla Finley, Children's Minister

Marla oversees the Children’s Ministry.  By recruiting multiple volunteers and creating meaningful ministry opportunities, Marla partners with parents as they equip our children to begin a life long journey of discipleship.

Do you have questions or comments?

Would you like to volunteer in Children's Ministry? 

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