Children’s Ministry

Infants to 6th Grade
Our Children’s Ministry is committed to “Growing Children in Christ.” We believe every child should have the opportunity to “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). Our desire is to help children grow to love Jesus, to live like Jesus and to live for Jesus!

Sunday Mornings & Security
We take the security of the children in our care very seriously. Parents, please stop by the Checkpoint Station at the entrance to the Education Wing and we will create a name badge for your child and assign them to the appropriate class. From there we can direct you to that class or answer any questions that you may have.

For more information about our seasonal events and our Sunday Bible Classes, please visit our Children’s Ministry page.

Weekly Video Update

Every week Mr. Tom and Ms. Carolyn provide a video update for kids (and their parents) with some timely encouragements, a new Bible lesson, fun activity and general update.

Keep Doing Good

In this week’s Children’s Ministry Update, Mr. Tom explains how he and a bothersome (yet persistent) chipmunk have been at odds with each other lately. While this chipmunk has been digging holes in Mr. Tom’s backyard, he admits that he’s grown to admire the little guy. Be like a chipmunk — don’t give up, keep doing good!

SONGS FOR THE WEEK:

How to stay connected:

We’ll communicate updates here and in the weekly eView and on the church Facebook & Twitter pages. You can also contact Tom Sherrod with questions.

VBS is coming!

Listen… Do you hear it coming? That distant chug, chug… CHOO! CHOO! That’s the sound of this year’s Vacation Bible School “Rocky Railway” coming down the tracks! We’re so excited that the theme for this year’s VBS is ROCKY RAILWAY and we invite you to hop on board for as we discover how Jesus’ power pulls us through!

During the week of July 12-18, WCC will provide video and downloadable resources for families to enjoy a three day VBS experience in their very own homes. We know many of you will take advantage of this unique opportunity and we promise it will be awesome, but there is another opportunity we want you to be aware of and we think this will really make your VBS amazing!

BE A VBS BACKYARD HOST:
If you lead a Life Group with children, or if you have neighbor kids living nearby, why not “host” a backyard VBS? Simply gather your Life Group kids, or invite a few children from the neighborhood over to your backyard (per the Governor’s guidelines), and hop on board the Rocky Railway together! In addition to all the family resources that will be available on exploreVBS.com, we will also provide you with a hands on packet of extra special resources to make your 3-Day Backyard Experience both memorable and fun!

Interested? If so, please register as a host at exploreVBS.com and we will provide you additional details. Registration to be a host family will be open from Sunday, May 31 through Monday, June 15.

NOTE: Registration is NOT required if you don’t plan to serve as a host family for Backyard VBS, but we would like to notify you when new resources are available. Please stop by the exploreVBS website and click the ‘Participate at Home’ button to submit your email address.

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Professor Pockets

Professor Pockets (episode 01)

Professor Pockets (episode 02)

Professor Pockets (episode 03)

Professor Pockets (episode 04)

Professor Pockets (episode 05)

Vacation Bible School is July 12-17, 2020!

Wondering what VBS is about? Check out our VBS page or visit exploreVBS.com.

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Vacation Bible School

During the week of July 12-18, Worthington Christian Church will provide video and print resources for you to have a 3-day VBS experience with your family in your own home. Or you may choose to hold a small group VBS in your backyard with your friends. All the fun resources you will need to make this happen will be available at our VBS website.

There is no need to register for this awesome experience if you are holding a family VBS in your own home. Simply go to exploreVBS.com during the week of July 12-18 and download the video/print resources.

If you’re interested in holding VBS in your backyard with a few friends (per the Governor’s guidelines) you can register as a host family at exploreVBS.com and we will provide you more details. Registration to be a host family will be open from May 31 through June 15.

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WCCYouth

Per the guidance offered by our government, the CDC, and our leadership at WCC, we are temporarily moving our services and programming online. But simply because we aren’t meeting physically doesn’t mean we won’t do everything in our ability to continue to minister to our students and families through the many digital platforms that we have access to.

PARENT COMMUNICATION FORM

Parents, you may have received a letter in the mail recently requesting updated info about your student. Why are we asking for this? Because it is our goal to always provide you with the best information about WCCYouth and communicate that message to you as clearly as possible.

Please fill out our information form today! Thanks!

GET CONNECTED

  • Facebook: @WCCUthMinistry – various conversation starters and helpful content.
  • Instagram: @wccyth – “Mid-week Minute Message” with Will on Wednesdays at noon and daily content, encouragement, giveaways.
  • YouTube: WCC Youth OnDemand episodes for games, teaching, and encouragement.

We’ll communicate updates and provide additional resources on the WCCYouth webpage. You can also contact Will Ellis or Carrie Wiley with questions.

WCCYTH TEACHING VIDEOS

Sometimes knowing what to do is easy. Other times, it isn’t. At some point in our lives, all of us will find ourselves in a situation where we simply don’t know what to do. This summer, WCCYTH will be looking at the real story of a guy in the Bible who often found himself in situations where knowing what to do probably wasn’t very simple.

His name? Joseph.

Every week we’ll publish short teaching videos on a variety of topics. Students and their parents will be encouraged to watch the video and have a conversation about the subject presented. You can find the video on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also subscribe to our texting service to get regular updates by sending ‘WCCYTH’ to 833-942-1757.

Our goal as a Youth Ministry is to provide families with a starting point for great, meaningful conversation at home. The weekly teaching videos that we will publish this summer will serve as a great resource for doing just that!

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do (week 1)

Join us on YouTube LIVE every Sunday evening!

WCCYTH LIVE

MIX/AT & MOVE/AT

Camp cancelled due to COVID? How about that mission trip? That’s not happening this summer, either. Oh yeah… and a lot of pools are closed, too. 🙁 Summer feels… kinda cancelled, doesn’t it? Well, not so fast! We have just the thing to make summer a bit better and help kick off your school year right!

What is it?

Christ-In-Youth MIX/AT and MOVE/AT!

MIX/AT and MOVE/AT are three-day retreats for Middle School and High School students that will happen at the same time and place, but each will be independent of the other. MIX/AT is for Middle School students (6th-8th graders) and MOVE/AT is for High School students (9th-12th graders).

Both events will provide great opportunities for students to hang out with old friends while meeting new people and making new friends! Students will be challenged to grow their relationship with God and enjoy fun activities like swimming, hanging out around the campfire, playing laser tag, basketball, and so much more!

With CIY’s help, we will be hosting MIX/AT and MOVE/AT at Round Lake Christian Camp from Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2. We will meet at the church at 2:45 PM on July 31 and leave at 3:00 PM. We will return on Sunday, August 2 by 1:30 PM. The cost is only $75/student.

Register for MIX/AT!
Register for MOVE/AT!

NOTE: Registration will end on Thursday, July 16.

Middle School

Our Middle School Ministry (MSM) is our weekly Life Group environment for 7-8th grade students. Each week, students will experience a combination of food, games, teaching, and small group time with peers and caring adults. Our goal is that students would find a place of meaningful connection and discovery of who God has made them to be. We meet at 11:00 AM in rm. 296 in the Student Education Wing so feel free to stop in and join us!

Throughout the year we also have multiple events that students can participate in. Some of these events require advance registration and/or a completed Student Participation Form on file, but ALL of them are open to any 7th or 8th grader interested in joining us.

If you have any questions about our Life Groups or upcoming events, please contact Carrie Wiley. To get more in depth information our our MSM, please visit our WCCYouth webpage.

Middle School Events
High School

Our High School Ministry (HSM) Life Groups is designed with students in grades 9-12 in mind. Each week, students will experience a place where they can bring a friend, eat some great food, and interact in meaningful time of teaching and connection with other students and caring adults. Our HSM Life Groups meet on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM in rm. 296 in our Student Education Wing.

Throughout the year we also have multiple events that students can participate in. Some of these events require advance registration and/or a completed Student Participation Form on file, but ALL of them are open to any high school student interested in joining us.

If you have any questions about our Life Groups or upcoming events, please contact Carrie Wiley. To get more in depth information our our HSM, please visit our WCCYouth webpage.

High School Events

Want more information about our WCCYouth Life Groups?

We’d love to get your student connected to a WCCYouth Life Group! Just complete the form below and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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Looking for the WCCYouth Student Participation Agreement?

Download it here!

WCCYouth Student Participation Agreement

College-Age

Young Adults (18- to 23-years old)

Sunday Morning:
Our college-age students meet at 9:45 in rm. 160. At this casual meeting, we use a discussion format to learn applicable teaching from God’s Word. Our college-age students are in the midst of all kinds of life transition and this group is a way to connect with people in the same phase of life! Our group also gathers throughout the year for events including summer cookouts, Christmas party, etc.

This group meets over coffee and donuts and is always welcome for new attenders whether you are in college, trade-school, or have begun work right after High School. The post-college age group meets in rm. 160 at 11:00 AM.

For more information, please contact Patti Remaklus.

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