Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.
Our ministry is one of the first to expose the children who attend to evangelism. We want all children to be able to experience Jesus’ love and discover the excitement, joy and peace that come from living a life with Jesus as their Savior and Lord. We want children to grow in their relationship with God in worship, through hearing His Word, singing in praise, and through prayer.
With the basis of faith, we aim to build relationships that lead to friendships and help our children achieve their best.
We desire that faith and fellowship would naturally lead our children to have a heart to serve.
It is our goal to equip parents to fulfill their covenant commitment to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We offer classes on Sundays for children of all ages, including Sunday School and Bible Lesson in Cornerstone. In the Wednesdays at Cornerstone Village program the kids learn basic truths about God through Small Group, Catechism, Choir, studies and fun, age-appropriate activities. We also offer several seasonal camps and programs designed to engage children in worship, evangelization, ministry, discipleship, and fellowship.
While children of believers are considered part of the visible church, they are non-communing members (do not participate in the Lord’s Supper) until they personally own and profess faith in Jesus. Learn more about our Communicants class, here.
If you have any questions or would like further information about our Children’s Ministry, please contact Calleene Newberry.
Our mission is to love our covenant children in a safe place where every child and parent sees the love of God in the people who care for them.
To volunteer for the Children’s Ministry, church members may contact our Children's Ministry Director.
To volunteer for the Nursery, church members may sign-up in their Adult Sunday school classes.
To view a list of current Children’s Ministry Committee members, please click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Child Safety Policy
The goal is to provide a safe, secure environment for children and peace of mind for parents. Safety and security for our children is our utmost goal. Parents will be issued a fob to enter through security doors into Cornerstone. The fob limits access to children’s ministry by allowing entry only to authorized staff, members and non-member/regular attendee’s families. Therefore only authorized people will be allowed to pick up children from the area. Parents will need to grant written permission to anyone picking up their child to include grandparents. Just as a reminder siblings are not permitted to pick up in children’s ministry. When we have visitors, they will be greeted and signed in at the information desk.
The nut-free policy is put into place for the wellbeing of our children, staff, families and visitors. No person should be placed in a situation and/or environment that may endanger their life, therefore it is FPC’s role to notify and educate staff and parents about the dangers that peanuts and other nut products may inflict on those who suffer from this allergy.
Health and Illness Policy
For the protection of our children, it is the policy of FPC to allow only well infants and children into the nursery. Therefore, please do not accept children into the nursery if the child has/had any of the following:
- Fever, vomiting, and/or diarrhea within the previous 24 hours
- Any symptoms of childhood diseases such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps, chicken pox, or whooping cough… check out http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/children/symptoms.htm for symptoms
- Runny nose with any colored discharge or persistency
- Any unexplained rash
- Any skin infection
- Eye infections, such as pink eye
- Head lice (child should be free of all nits)
If a child is on an antibiotic for an infection like strep throat, he/she must be on the antibiotic for 48 hours and free of fever for 24 hours.
If a child does have one of the above symptoms, do not accept the child into the nursery. If the child develops any of the above symptoms while in nursery, contact the Nursery Administrator or Coordinator who will ask the parents to remove the child from the nursery area.
Do not give medication of any kind to a child. If medicine needs to be given, only parents may administer it.