Every Sunday, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
SPARK Children's Ministry
Our goal is that all children will know and experience the love of God, and then extend that love to others.
Follow: We want those who are teaching and spending time with children at Pender to be followers of Jesus, who then teach children how to also be followers.
Reach: Our desire is for God to reach your child in a unique and meaningful way. This may come through some of our various Children’s Ministry events and activities, or through the loving community of Pender.
Transform: Ultimately, a relationship with Jesus changes lives. Living in the love that God has for us is a true gift and often times transforms the way in which we live.
Pender offers numerous activities for children of all ages:
Sunday worship (All ages!) – At Pender children are encouraged and invited to participate in worship at church.
Sunday School (newborn- 6th grade) – on Sunday morning, during the 9:30 service, we offer Sunday school for children 2 years old through 6th grade. They are in classes with friends that are around the same age as them so they can learn more about God’s love together. We are currently using Orange Curriculum which is amazing! Their goal is to connect the church and family together to deepen the faith of children!
Sunday Morning Nursery– Babies up to 2 years old are welcome in the nursery during the 9:30 and the 11 o’clock service. The nursery provides a warm and loving environment for the children. We also have a pager system to ensure safety and communication with parents. We also have the nursery open during other worship services that Pender offers.
Children’s Church– During the 11 o’clock service we have a children’s message within the service specifically for kids! After this time of learning, children 2 years old through second grade are welcome to go downstairs for Children’s church.
Jesus Loves You (JLU) (4th - 6th graders) – On the second Sunday of every month JLU meets and has a time of fellowship, learning, and fun together! They meet from 5-7pm and learn more about God together.
Other Children’s Ministry experiences at Pender:
- American Heritage Girls
- Boy Scouts
- Cub Scouts
Pender offers various camps throughout the summer for children.of varying ages.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
(3 years old -6thgrade)
(18 months – 5 years)
Pender is dedicated to having family events throughout the year where the whole family can come and experience God’s love and fellowship with others together.
Some of our annual events include:
Easter Egg Hunt - April
Pender Rocks the Block – September
Movie Nights – Throughout the Year
A Night in Bethlehem – December
Cabin Fever Party – February
All teachers are required to submit to a thorough background check and complete Child Protection Training. In addition, all teacher helpers must attend training.