Penn Valley Children's Ministries seeks to partner with and equip parents to evangelize, establish and equip the next generation to be loyal followers of Jesus Christ who love one another. We desire to create a safe, fun and loving environment for your children. Several ways we look to come along side parents in reaching the next generation are:
We seek to hold monthly parenting training times for parents called Parenting Guilds. Usually these training times are held on Wednesday nights at Family Night. Topics that have been offering are: Grace Based Parenting, Shepherding A Child's Heart, Tech Savvy Parenting, Finances, Sexuality and many more.
While you are in the worship service or Family Night class, you can be sure that your child is experiencing a safe and loving environment. Our volunteers truly have a heart to serve the parents and love on their children while they worship and attend classes. Each parent after check in of their child will recieve a pager in case they need to be contacted about their child.
Every Sunday morning children of the age of 4 years old thru 4th grade participate in the worship service and then are dismissed halfway through the service to a fun, age appropriate time of worship, Bible teaching and activities. Club 318 lasts for apporximatley 40 minutes and then are escorted back to their parent for the remaining of the worship service. Club 318 is a safe, fun place for children to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Peter 3:18)
Wednesday Night Classes
During the school year we meet weekly from 7pm-8:05pm on Wednesdays in various class rooms according to grades starting with the age of 2 year olds. These classes are designed to teach the children to know God through the study of His Scriptures. Each class is led by four Christ-following adults.
Sports Camp Ministry
Every year we host a sports camp to hundreds of kids in our community with the hope to share the good news of Jesus with them.
God Alone Curriculum
Penn Valley has created a curriculum that goes beyond factual information about Bible stories, to encourage students to think deeply about who God is. An accurate understanding of who God is and who I am, leads us to value God and to treasure what He has done for us. Believing that the task of teaching children about God was given by God to the parents (Deut.11:19), we have endeavored not to take that responsibility, but rather to assist and encourage parents to take that role. To facilitate family discussions, all levels have the same basic story each week, meaning you won't get 3 different take home paper talking about 3 different Bible stories.