We offer a variety of options in our Joyful Noise Children's Ministry.
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Each week our children gather to participate in a variety of activities designed to grow them in understanding of God's Word. Whether it's a Sunday morning or evening, our priority is to "train up a child in the way he should go" (Proverbs 22:6) so they can glorify the Lord by "shouting joyfully" (Psalm 100:1). Here are the Children's Ministry programs at WHBC:
Sunday Groups (9:30am)
On Sunday morning, we offer classes from birth-5th grade. Each class utilizes the "Praise Factory" curriculum, a comprehensive, 12-year program designed to teach children the Old and New Testament, the local church, missions/evangelism, and portions of church history. See our Discipleship page for more specific information.
For children ages birth-kindergarten, we provide classes during the worship service.
Children's Church (10:45am)
During the worship service, children between 1st-3rd grades are welcome to participate in Children's Church. Typically, children are dismissed after the singing and before the start of the sermon, so as to allow families to worship together. Currently, our Children's Church utilizes the "Answers in Genesis" curriculum.
For children ages 4th grade and up, we encourage them to participate in the worship service. On every fourth Sunday of the month, which we call "Full Family Fourth Sunday", or F3S for short, we do not have Children's Church. During this service, we observe baptism, the Lord's Supper, and membership--effectively allowing our children to observe and participate alongside our church family.
During the school year, our AWANA clubs meet for Bible study, small groups, games, and fellowship. Starting with Cubbies (3-4 years old) and continuing with Sparks (K-2nd grade) and TNT (3rd-6th grade), AWANA is a wonderful opportunity to teach children the value of developing healthy Bible study habits. Nursery is provided for children under age 3.
Using a three-fold vision to "reach kids, equip leaders, change the world", AWANA explores the depths of Scripture in a fun, age-appropriate way; and, with a missions/evangelism approach, encourages them to make disciples for Jesus.