KidHope is all about engaging kids and empowering families, and is uniquely designed with your child in mind! Children birth through fifth grade experience safe age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and fun way.
At Good Hope, we place a high value on our children. Why? Because Jesus placed a high value on children. Our team of children's ministry volunteers are passionate about teaching children the good news that Jesus loves them and wants to have a relationship with them by communicating to them on their level.
That's why we want to partner with you. We want to help you be a hero to your kids when it comes to spiritual matters. We intentionally use curriculum that provides resources to you to continue during the week the conversation we begin on Sunday. We also encourage you to connect with your child's small group leader. They will get to know your kid better and can encourage them to love, respect, and talk to you.
We believe it is important to share the gospel with children on their level. All materials used in our children's ministry are age appropriate in creatively teaching the Bible to children in a way they can easily understand.
The safety of our children is of utmost importance to us. We want you, as parents, to know that your children are taken care of physically and spiritually while at Good Hope. We have completed background checks on all volunteers and use a campus-wide personal paging system for parents to stay connected with teachers, should we need you while at church. We want you to enjoy your time at Good Hope and know that your children are in good hands!
Our children's ministries take place in our Children's Building and Fellowship Hall. When you arrive you will be greeted by one of our Children's Ministry volunteers who will help you through a simple registration process and show you where your children's classrooms will be. You and your child will each have a corresponding number for safety and security. Not only can we notify you during the service if there is a need, but you will then be able to turn in your number when picking up your child. All children will be dismissed to the person who has their corresponding number.
On Sunday morning, we have children's Sunday School classes at 9:00 a.m. and children's worship service at 10:30 a.m. The children are split into infants, toddlers, Wee Worship (ages 3-5; must be potty trained and not have begun K-5) and Kids Worship (kindergarten - 5th grade). Wee Worship and Kids Worship are both energetic and engaging classes where children are led in worship through music, Bible stories, and hands on activities..
On Wednesday nights at 7:00 children are divided much the same way. However after worshiping through music, children in grades K-5 are separated into K-2 and 3rd-5th grade. Wednesday nights are a time of in-depth Bible study and Scripture memorization. We use Children Desiring God curriculum with our K-2 studying I Stand in Awe (builds foundational biblical truths) and 3rd - 5th graders studying "The Way of the Wise" (a study on the book of Proverbs).
Values & Goals
That every child would hear the Good News of Jesus when they are here and be given an opportunity to profess Him as Lord and Savior.
That all children who grow up in our children’s ministry would come to a saving faith knowledge of Jesus Christ during the time they are in these ministries.
That parents are equipped to be the primary spiritual leaders of their children.
That visitors and new families would see our passion and love for children and this would draw them into our church and fellowship with God.
That our programs would be strong and solid in teaching our core/foundational Christian beliefs. Memorizing scripture is central to this.
That our children would understand and be able to articulate their faith to their friends, family, and lost around them.
That our children would have a love for God that cannot be contained and this joy would overflow in a passion to make Him known to their lost friends/family they encounter in their lives.
It would be a safe and engaging place to fellowship with other children – and they would encourage, support, and spur one another on in their faith.
By the time our children enter youth programs they would not only be followers of Jesus, but red hot worshipers who would have a hunger to go deep in the study of God’s word and desire to seek his will in every detail in the direction of their lives. ie they understand God is relevant to their lives!
We would have a solid team of volunteers who are being equipped, encouraged, and empowered. Without a solid team of volunteers, children’s ministry is ineffective.