Brandon Smith – Children’s Director
“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” ~ Hebrews 10:22-24
PRE-wash consists of a concentrated soaking of the scripture, spotting of stains, scrubbing them clean to start a life cycle with JESUS. Our Children’s Ministry is for infants through fifth grade. At Kingswood we believe that children hold a special place in God’s heart and an important place within the Body of Christ. We think it’s important for kids to have the time and space they need to explore their faith in fun and active ways. We think family matters and that faith exploration should be an adventure the whole family dives into together!
It is the goal of the children’s ministry team of Kingswood to provide a loving, safe and fun environment for children to come and learn about God. In all activities, we strive to teach children the Word of God, as well as provide spiritual guidance. The ultimate goal is to help children to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to develop young disciples for Christ.
Kingswood UMC takes your children’s safety very seriously. To view our Safe Sanctuaries Policy click here. All volunteers in ministry to children or youth must be active members of the church and fill out an application and agree to a background check before they will be allowed to participate in a leadership. Click below for documentation:
- Volunteer Application for children’s or youth ministry
- Authorization for Background Check
- Volunteer Covenant
The children are working on hiding God’s Word in their hearts.
Children Sunday School
Susan Mendez – Nursery Attendant
Kingswood UMC offers nursery for infants thru three year olds. We have a well-trained and experienced nursery staff. Nursery is offered during both services and the Sunday school hour. In the nursery, young children will have time and room to play, interact with other children and enjoy a snack.
Elementary Ages (K-5)
This class is for K-Second Graders. This class is led by a teaching team of Aleshia Blessen and Susan Mendez. These inquisitive youngsters receive the structure they need while enjoying the freedom to ask questions and interact with other boys and girls in a hands-on learning environment.
This class is for Third through Fifth Graders. Wanda Hayes teaches this class. These older children have a ton of fun learning thru group activities and it’s at this age that they really begin to learn how to read and use their Bibles.
This is a Sunday morning worship service, utilizing music, story telling, skits, puppets, and Bible teaching for children Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children’s Church is released from the main worship service, which begins at 11 am. The children are released to the Children’s Church team during worship and meet in the Fellowship Hall. Parents are welcome to come and sit in Children’s Church if they would like. The first Sunday of the month the children do not have Children’s Church and they are invited to attend the regular service with their families to promote family worship.
Children’s Outreach Events
Our major children’s events include Vacation Bible School, Summer Camping Program, Easter Outreach, and more.
For More Information
For more information on our Children’s ministry contact Brandon Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.