Encouraging Real Kids to become Real Followers of Jesus Christ.
From Sunday School to Vacation Bible School, from book clubs to pool parties, from musical productions to blessing backpacks, Lakewood's programs for kids are the best around. Learn more below.
Our Sunday School happens at 10 am for ages pre-K through 5th grade. We offer an age-appropriate curriculum that encourages faith development and promotes awareness of the scripture as well as God's truth and promises for all ages of children. Our topics are carefully chosen to be fun and engaging! We have nurseries for the little ones, staffed with fully qualified teachers.
We encourage families to worship together. Each service includes a few minutes of "children's time," where they receive a special message. However, if your child needs another option we have childcare available during our 9 and 11 am worship services.
Club 45 is for our fourth and fifth graders. This is a Sunday School and small group opportunity for our older children. We use book studies, in-depth discussions, and fun games to help these kids dig deeper into God's word and its applications in their lives.
Programs and Events and Fun!
We have a wonderful children's drama ministry that just put on a musical production of "What's Up, Zac?" as well as our annual Christmas Pageant.
We have ongoing summer activities such as outdoor excursions, pool parties, crazy food nights and other fun opportunities for fellowship.
There are many special Sundays that are focused on children, like Blessing of the Backpacks and Third-Grade Bible Sunday, as well as major events like Vacation Bible School and Fall Festival.
And if that's not enough, there are periodic outings to places like Starbucks for our book club!
Our Directors of Children's Ministry are Rochelle Gray and Jill Dillman. Both are certified, skilled and experienced teachers and mothers.
They and our entire paid and volunteer staff are Safe Sanctuaries certified and your child's safety and well-being is our utmost concern. All programs meet or exceed all state and United Methodist requirements.
Our facilities are large, clean, and well-equipped. Our Sunday school area includes a real theater, attractive kitchen and snack area, and several play areas in addition to a playground.