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We exist to assist parents in training and evangelizing their children to Christ and in establishing them in a growing relationship of His grace and knowledge. God's Word specifically holds parents responsible for their children's formal and informal spiritual training; i.e., Deut. 6:1-9, and Psalm 78.1-8. We are excited to come alongside parents, teaching children about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Join us Sunday mornings and midweek at Awana as we partner together to train up the next generation. 

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REGISTRATION AND CHECK-IN PROCEDURES

When you’ve decided on the programs that are right for your children, register them by clicking on the button below. Or you can contact Dominique Tate for registration and/or any questions you have about our programs.  Enrollment is open for most programs throughout the year.

CHECK-IN PROCEDURES

Our normal check-in procedures vary throughout the Children’s Ministry.  Learn more...


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Summer 2018 Children's Programs

June 10-August 12
Here's is our classes for the Summer Children's Program:

9:00 AM  |  Nursery - Preschool (Newborn-5 years)  |  Room A-3
9:00 AM  |  Kids Church (K-5th Grade)  |  Room 201

11:00 AM  |  Nursery (Newborn - 3 Years)  |  Room A-3
11:00 AM  |  Preschool (4-5 Years)  |  Room A-1
11:00 AM  |  Sunday School (K-2nd Grade)  |  Room 201
11:00 AM  |  Sunday School (3rd-5th Grade)  |  Room 102


NURSERY

For children who are 0 to 3 years of age. We believe even our littlest ones can learn! We plant the seeds of God’s Word in our little children and provide a safe, loving and consistent environment so that they might one day come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Our Mission for the Nursery is to be a place of:

  • Safety -  where children’s bodies, minds, and emotions are safe
  • Teaching - where the littlest child is taught about Jesus
  • Community - where workers can find community and friendship
  • Shared Tasks -  where many workers share the joy of the work
  • Shared Ideas -  an example of innovation, multiculturalism, and organization

Nursery CLASSES

Our classes are led by volunteer teams, many parents just like you, who commit weekly for six or more months.  We keep a small child-to-adult ratio for relationship building and safety. Classes are grouped by age and/or physical ability – the activities and methods used are consistent with the group’s general abilities and needs.  Children move to preschool in the fall following their 3rd birthday.

Infants Class (Room B-4   |  September - June) Newborn to 18 months in age.
This class is equipped with play pens, rocking chairs, swings,bouncers, books and toys.
Flexible schedule based on parents' feeding and napping instructions.

Toddler (Room B-5   |  September - June) Children 18 months to 3 years in age.
This class is equipped with a play pen, rocking chair, riding toys, building blocks, puzzles, books and toys.
Schedule includes circle time with Bible story, songs and snack.

  • A “well baby”…This means that we do not accept children who have green noses, a fever or diarrhea within the last 24 hours, or children who have vomited recently.  But know that all nursery staff takes extra precaution to disinfect and clean toys and materials often!
  • A diaper bag that includes at least 2 diapers and change of clothing for an emergency.  You welcome also bring any extras for your child’s comfort (bottle, pacifier, snack, sippy cup, etc.).  Please label all items.

*Note:  We provide snacks for children 11 months-3 years.  If you have dietary restrictions please notify the Children’s Director or nursery worker.


PRESCHOOL

ABC preschool is for children who turn 3 by September 1st through Kindergarten. Visitors and first time attendees for the school year can register at the Children's Ministry registration table located at the middle building entrance or online. 

9:00 AM Sunday school classes
● Preschool (3-5 years   |  September - June)

“He Established a Testimony. Old Testament Stories for Young Children.” Through play, discovery, singing, creating, this program continues chronologically through God’s Word. These stories are the roots which create the understanding of how DEEPLY God loves His people. The program is designed to continue through elementary years where the children will know what the stories mean and finally understand how DEEPLY God loves US.  For more information on our curriculum visit: Children Desiring God
This is a 2 year series. We will begin in Exodus 25 this year.

11:00 AM Sunday school classes
● Preschool (3-5 years   |  September - June)

Preschool children are welcome to remain in their classrooms for both worship services if their parents are serving in an ABC ministry or attending an ABC adult elective class or worship services.  For safety reasons, parents/caregivers must remain onsite Sunday mornings.  


ELEMENTARY

For children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  

Visitors and guests are welcome, and can register online, or at our registration table Sunday mornings. 
For the safety of our guests and regular members, parents are required to sign children in and out of the classroom each morning. 

1st - 5th Grade Curriculum Description:
We use John Piper’s “Children Desiring God” curriculum in all our 1st service preschool - 5th grade classes.  It systematically uses a biblically grounded foundation in the early years and then reintroduces those concepts in the form of doctrines in the later years.  In short, the stories kids hear in preschool take on a deeper meaning as the lessons behind those stories are understood and applied when they get older.Our head teachers all have backgrounds ministering to children. They are trained & committed to bringing a solid Bible learning experience to your child, not just childcare. 

Grade 6th and up:  “Practical Theology and Apologetics”
In Practical Theology and Apologetics for 6th graders, our goal is to teach your children how to love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength by:

  • Demonstrating why the Bible is trustworthy
  • Teaching them how to think critically
  • Study how competing religions stack up against the Bible
  • Getting the parents involved!

Homework is issued on a weekly basis.  It is designed to get families involved in their children’s spiritual growth.


sure foundation choir

This is an amazing opportunity for your child to develop their musical talent and skills. Our children's choir performs Christmas and spring musicals each year as well as special events. Each musical is based around a theme in which material is developed and designed to grow each child in their walk with Christ. 

Children's Choir for 1st thru 6th Grades
SFC is on hiatus until September.
Learn music and share at outreach events each semester.


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Antioch's AWANA Club is a ministry for children ages 3 years through 6th grade. The heart of the AWANA program is Bible memorization. Club consists of council and handbook time, as well as organized games. Children earn awards and recognition for completed sections in their handbooks, and for cooperation within their assigned teams.

The word "AWANA" is an acronym for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed", taken from II Timothy 2:15 - "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."

AWANA MEETS:
Wednesday Evenings
6:30-8:00 PM
At Seventh Day Adventist School in Kirkland
SFC is on hiatus until September.


BACKYARD VBS

Antioch’s unique way to touching the lives of our neighbors is coming back this summer in full force.  Backyard Vacation Bible school is unique to Antioch and carries out the great commission so personally…to our own neighbors.  We have some clubs in the area lined up for this summer, but we need your help serving the kids.  Our theme is focused on kids giving their whole lives to Jesus…not just saying “yes” for their ticket to heaven.  If you are interested in serving, please send an email.

For one week during the summer you can be the voice of Truth to children in your neighborhood and community. The goal of Backyard Vacation Bible School is that all children will hear God's truth.  For more information about these outreaches contact Kristi Luke.  New outreaches will be happening this Summer!

They say on average, 40% of people accept Jesus Christ as their Savior by the age of 12 years old. For some of you, that’s a good chunk of your neighborhood.

So when you hear that distinct sound of laughter and squeaky bike wheels pushing daylight a little longer each night, think of how a life can forever be changed by the power of Jesus Christ by just taking few steps from the sidewalk into your backyard.


MOPS

Antioch MOPS is a fun supportive group for moms with children ranging from pregnancy through Kindergarten. Our theme this year is Find Your Fire - join us Wednesdays to learn more about how uniquely God has made and equipped you to live in this world.

Learn more...