Mission & Vision
Alongside families, we will shepherd children as they:
Grasp their identity in God and proclaim, “I am a child of God!”
Develop their relationship with God and proclaim, “I can go to Him with anything!”
Grow with God and proclaim, “He will lead me!”
In every meeting, we will:
PLAY – Play is an intricate part of children’s learning styles and relationship building. We will enjoy time together and play well with one another.
ACT CREATIVELY – Children’s creativity is beautiful! We will engage their growing minds and hearts in different ways each week.
READ THE BIBLE – To help children engage with the Bible themselves and grasp the gift of the Word, we will open the Bible each week and encourage children to find and read passages as they are able.
ENGAGE GOD’S STORY – As we look to God’s Word, we will reflect on his redemption story throughout history and the stories of his people as we learn more about who God is, how he works, and how this affects our daily life.
BUILD RELATIONSHIPS – We will foster an atmosphere of friendship and facilitate the building of healthy relationships among our children, volunteers, families, and the wider church.
PRAY WITH AND FOR EACH OTHER BY NAME – We will make praying together a priority and ensure each child is prayed for by name and given an opportunity to share requests.
PROVIDE SAFE AND COMFORTABLE SPACES & RELATIONSHIPS – The safety and comfort of our children is our priority. We will continually assess and develop our meeting spaces, boundaries, and relationships to ensure children are and feel safe and comfortable.
At All Saints, we believe our children are a gift from God, and we want to ensure their care and safety at all times while in the Children’s Garden. Click here to read our policy for safety and protection: All Saints Children’s Garden Care and Safety Description & Guidelines.
Our Children’s Garden at All Saints Church is structured to offer engaging and fun Christian education for children from birth through elementary school. We know it can be challenging to find a place where the whole family can worship, learn, and grow in Christ together. It’s our hope and prayer that All Saints Church is a place where parents and children alike are encouraged and equipped to love and serve the Lord!
The Children's Garden is our space of love and caring for our families and children at All Saints Church. Our prayer is that the Children's Garden will be a fertile environment for families to grow in faith, not only on Sunday mornings, but also at home. We use Isaiah 58:11 to guide our vision: "And the LORD will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and give strength to your bones; and you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail." A garden is a beautiful image of growth and vitality that goes beyond Sunday mornings and reaches into our homes and schools.
During our 10:00 a.m. service, we offer Children’s Church for children aged 3 through 5th grade. All children start in the main service with their parents, go downstairs to their respective classes during the Scripture readings and sermon, and then rejoin their parents in the service for communion. Our time together includes an interactive time of teaching, prayer, and worship. Our aim is to engage children with God and his Word, and help them to grasp how he is present and relevant in our daily lives.
If there is a fifth Sunday of the month, which happens just a few times a year, children help to lead the adults in worship. Kids participate in reading scripture, ushering, greeting, and helping at the sound board.
Come and play with our seedlings in the Nursery! Children from 3 months old up to age 3 will be in a loving, nurturing, caring and play-filled room. The nursery is available during both worship services, and children may be dropped off 15 minutes before the service begins. Parents are welcome to pick up their children either before communion or after the service. The nursery is located in the lower level of Five Oaks and is staffed by paid staff and adult volunteers.
Children ages 3 to 6 years will learn about God and His Word in our Godly Play class!
Children ages 7-10 years will delve into Holy Scripture and explore God's character through the Gospel Project.