At Pritchard, our main objective in ministry to children is to create a safe environment in which children are accepted and respected, where they are encouraged to explore questions, encounter God, and create relationships with each other and with adult leaders.
The center component of our children’s ministry is Sunday school. Each week, children are introduced to Bible stories through drama, games, art, and round table discussion. Our team of volunteers is committed to helping your child meet God, hear His stories, and discover a personal relationship that they can have with Jesus themselves.
9:15 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship
6:00 pm KidJamz (Children's Choir)
6:45 pm Mission Activities
Understanding missions, and participating in mission work, is important for children to experience. We do this through our mission program, GA’s and RA’s. Girls in Action (GA’s) and Royal Ambassadors (RA’s) are opportunities for boys and girls to learn more about missionaries near and far, and to participate in mission work themselves.
We believe that children are a vital part of our church and that includes their role in worship both as participants and leaders. Children are invited to stop by a table of worship activities as they enter worship and pick up items to work on throughout the worship service. A special order of worship is also provided. Children are invited forward for a special children’s moment each Sunday.
On Wednesday nights in choir, the children learn more about worship through music and often have opportunities to lead the congregation in worship through a choral piece. Older children are invited to participate in worship leadership as an acolyte. The word acolyte is taken from an ancient Greek word meaning companion, attendant, or helper. In our church, acolytes symbolize the light of Christ by lighting the candles on the altar at the start of worship.
During the summer months, we provide a wide range of ministry opportunities for preschoolers and children.