Children

Children

Birth through 5th grade

“ Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so WALK in him, ROOTED and BUILT UP in him and ESTABLISHED in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving “
Colossians 2:6-7

We love our Lord Jesus, who dearly loved and welcomed children to His side. It is our desire to reflect that same priority and love Christ had for the little ones as precious souls, world-changers of the future, and kids of His Kingdom. Our team of dedicated staff and volunteers work passionately to provide these ongoing ministry opportunities listed here on the website (Sunday School, Children's Church, G.R.O.W., and Music and Missions) For seasonal and special events, check out our website and Facebook page! Check out our Ministry Calendar for 2017-2018 to keep up with what is going on with Hixson Pres Kids! 

Using Colossians 2:6-7 as our mission, our desire is for kids to learn what it means to WALK in him, be ROOTED and BUILT UP in him, and become ESTABLISHED in the faith. We do that by:

  • Providing scripturally based and rich teaching
  • Systematically teaching through the Bible, showing how it points to Christ
  • Striving to always nurture kids’ hearts through prayer and encouragement
  • Helping kids’ learn their identity in Christ and how they fit into the church family
  • Providing strong leaders who model what it means to live a life in Christ. 

 

In order for us to provide a healthy and safe environment for your children, we ask for you to read and follow these procedures:

Health Policy
In order to ensure the safety and health of our children and staff, we kindly ask to refrain from bringing your child if they have had fever, vomiting, or diarrhea in the past 24 hours. While your child is in our care, if they suddenly develop any of these symptoms, we will let you know immediately.

Sign in and out Procedures
In order for us to run an environment where visitors feel welcome and secure, we are asking that all children, birth through 5th grade, be signed in and out by a parent or guardian each time.  Thank you so much for reminding and encouraging each other in this way.

Our Children's Ministry Team
While there are some paid staff as part of our nursery care, our ministry runs mostly on volunteers. Our paid staff offers consistency in order to build relationships with our littlest ones and to maintain safety standards. Volunteers fill many roles including Sunday School teachers, Music leaders, Small group facilitators, Children's Church leaders, and Shepherds (care for the kids while others lead programming). In addition, we have a church-wide nursery rotation which is for all members in good standing who have been here at least six months. All diapering and special needs are taken care of by the paid staff enabling the volunteer to assume responsibilities like reading a story, building blocks, singing, rocking a baby, etc. The children receive the blessing of love and attention while our volunteers receive the blessing of getting to know these precious children. If you would like to be part of our ministry team, please contact Alisa Gillis.

  

A note concerning children with special needs:

John 9:1-3 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him."

Hixson Presbyterian Church is to be a safe place for families who have children with special needs. Our desire is to come alongside families and determine how best to meet those needs on a case by case basis. Our goal is to make every effort to share the gospel and the love of Jesus Christ to every child in a way that they can understand. When necessary, we will use alternative teaching formats such as multi-sensory activities and lessons. Our goal is to intentionally build relationships and the trust of the entire family affected by special needs. For more information or to discuss how we can meet your child’s needs, contact Alisa Gilllis

Hixson Pres Kids Policies and Procedures

HPC Child Protection Policy

Children's Ministry Director - Alisa Gillis