What Happens on Sundays?
We have a small group system for the children to nurture relationships and insure visitors will be welcomed and cared for. Currently, there is room in the small groups for elementary and preschool children at the 9 & 5pm services. Please check in at the "Info Table" on the right as you face the Sanctuary entrance for specifics on where your child will be worshipping at the different services (since each one has unique configurations and locations). For more specifics, contact Tricia Popp or Donna Sugano during the week.
We have age-appropriate activities for the children from birth to fourth grade at all three services (children enter the youth ministry in fifth grade) but currently more room at the 9 & 5 for preschool and first-fourth graders:
- We have a nursery and toddler room (first building on the right as you enter the campus) staffed by people from the body who rotate leadership on a monthly basis. They are assisted by homegroup helpers assigned from the larger body to serve a few times a year (see below).
- PreK/K can be checked into their activities 15 minutes before each service downstairs in the Christian Education building to the right as you exit the sanctuary. They have playtime, worship, stories, and snacks under supervision of loving small group leaders we call "Friends".
- First through Fourth Grade children can attend the adult worship service each week before being dismissed for age-appropriate activities. This is structured into small groups led by adults we call "Friends" so that the children get the individual attention they need. (Check the Youth Ministries page for information for 5th -12th grades).
- Summer activities at SBCC take on a VBS feel and the schedule is modified...stay tuned each year!
The Church as Family
We view our church as a family and want to provide opportunities for everyone to interface with each other. The homegroups provide leadership during the children's Sunday acitivities which is one such opportunity to be family to one another.
Homegroup helpers are assigned to assist in the children's ministry activities on Sunday. These helpers...
- provide children opportunities to interact with adults other than their parents who love the Lord.
- provide opportunities for childcare helpers to see God at work in other venues besides the adult worship service.
- provide opportunities for helpers to serve the ones Jesus called to Himself (Matt. 18:5).
Leaders involved in the Sunday program seek to reflect their own relationship with Jesus Christ as they prepare age-appropriate activities or lessons that help children grow in their knowledge of God and His church.