About Children's Ministry
We believe that children are a gift from God and a valuable part of the Church body (Psalms 127:3; Joshua 8:34-35) The purpose and mission of the Children’s Ministry at Oikos Fellowship is to glorify God by educating children in solid biblical teaching, while providing a safe and nurturing environment, promoting the spiritual growth and development of children, and supplementing the foundational Biblical teaching provided at home.
Our chief goal for children is for them to grow up and embrace Christ as their Lord (Psalm 71:17-18). We pray that children will become an active part of the body. Oikos has always been and will continue to be a church that welcomes children into the main service (Luke 9:46-48). Thus all classes provided are optional. We believe that children benefit from participating in service and can also benefit from participating in Sunday School. We leave the decisions regarding how children participate in the church to the parents and the Holy Spirit.
At Oikos, we encourage all parents to keep their children with them during the worship before and after the sermon.
Children ages 0-8 are welcome to be dropped off to their class before the beginning of the sermon, during the fellowship break. Children can be picked up following communion.
For children ages 3-8, Oikos offers a Sunday School where solid Biblical teaching is provided in two age appropriate classes; Preschool and School Age.
The nursery for ages 0-3 is also available during the sermon for younger children to play and hear a Bible story. In addition, Oikos has a mother’s room, located though the preschool classroom, for privacy for mothers and their young ones.
We have a wonderful volunteer staff that use their gifts and talents to minister to our children as well as to their parents. All of our volunteers must go through an application process which includes a background check before they begin working with children. We also provide training for each volunteer about standard policies and procedures.
If you love serving children and would like to be a part of the Sunday School program, please contact us as we are alway accepting new volunteers.
If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact us at: email@example.com.