KIDS MINISTRY

FOR BIRTH – 5TH GRADE

What a joy it is to serve the youngest members of our faith family. Sunday mornings are bustling with kids.  Our nursery is recently updated! The murals beautifully depict God’s creation story from Genesis. Kids Church is thriving with 20+ kids worshiping together and learning God’s Word.

We launched a new after-school program in October, Imago Kids, where kids enjoy games, snacks, music, crafts and Bible story time. 

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Cissy Horstman
Call Cissy at 763-261-4202
cissy.horstman@beckerbaptist.org

Cissy Horstman

Cissy Horstman

Director of Ministry to Children & Families

Leading kids into a meaningful and active relationship with God!

Programming & Teaching on Sundays

Nursery | AWANA/Sunday School (during the school year) | Kids Church

Nursery (Infants & Toddlers)

Runs throughout the year during Sunday morning service at 10:30AM.

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In our nursery, caregivers lead children ages birth–3 years in age-appropriate activities, including play time, God-centered stories, songs, and verses. Each session in the nursery includes prayer for each child by name, and a simple snack is provided for children over 12 months.

Nursery care is available during:

  • Sunday Morning AWANA (register for AWANA “Puggles”)
  • Sunday Worship Service
  • Some special events

We also take safety, security, and wellness to heart to give you the confidence that your little one is in good hands. Parents check in at a kiosk upon arrival to print a security and nametag for each child.

Children’s Church

Age 4 through 5th grade

Sunday mornings throughout the year at 10:30am during the worship service (except on Family Sunday, the 1st Sunday of each month). We are using the Go! Curriculum currriculum which addresses age variation and dffering learning styles (Visual, Auditory, Read/Write, Kinesthetic). It allows kids to connect the weekly video directly to the Bible as God’s Word.

Hop to It (age 4-2nd grade): Get ready for Kenzie the Kangaroo to hop into the hearts of the preschoolers. She traveled all the way to Children’s church,but when she got there, the story objects fell out of her pouch and now they’re lost. Not to worry, though! The kids will hop to it and save the day! Once found, the objects will help kids learn that they can follow Jesus and tell others about Him.

Strike a pose (grades 3-5): Look up in the sky. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…just a kid posing as Superman! When kids strike a pose, they can become just about anything — a superhero, a prehistoric monster, even a slice of pizza. They can also become characters in the Big Bible Story. During “Strike a Pose,” kids will be pushed, pulled, and shaped into different poses to help tell the stories of how the early church was started and exploded into the world. More than that, kids will learn how they can help build God’s church today.

 

AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed – 2 Tim. 2:15)

(for babies through 12th grade!)

Our Awana program runs during our Sunday School hour at 9:15AM throughout the school year. Our Awana program covers children from nursery through high school. Find out more about AWANA here.

You can register for AWANA by clicking on the button below. You also can register your children (or just visit for a week) at the church on Sunday morning.  To pay online, please return to this page after registering to click on the button below for making payment to cover books, bags, awards, etc.  You also may pay in person with check or exact cash.

At the end of AWANA/Sunday school each week, children (through grade 5) will be brought to the BBC Kids room for Kids’ Church.

IMAGO KIDS After-School

 

An after-school program where kids (K-5th grade) will enjoy games, snacks, music, crafts and Bible story time. Click on the image on the left for more information.

Special Events

 

Vacation Bible School is coming July 15-18, 9AM – Noon!  Please check back for more information!

 

Parent Resources

Sacred Parenting
Parenting is complicated. The lessons we teach (and lessons we learn) are not always what we expect. There are many resources that discuss how parents change their children, but SACRED PARENTING turns the tables to talk about how God uses children to change their parents.
Download the Parent Cue app
Listen to “Pardon the Mess” Podcast on Christian Parenting
Listen to “Jesus Storybook Bible” Podcast
THE GOSPEL:  GOD’S PLAN FOR PRESCHOOLERS
THE GOSPEL:  GOD’S PLAN FOR KIDS
FAITH-BASED APPS FOR KIDS. & FAMILIES

Volunteer

We know that if we want to be effective, we need to be really serious about investing in and empowering the volunteers we lead. When we do that, we multiply our influence, increase the capacity of our ministry, and give kids a better shot at building a lifelong faith. Research shows that young people need not just one pastor, but a community of adults who are all investing in them and in their faith. So, we know it’s important to invest in your first so that you can better invest in kids.