We Help Kids Find and Follow Jesus!

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MISSION STATEMENT:  Helping Children Find and Follow Jesus

VISION:  It is our desire to develop R.E.A.L. followers of Jesus.

    Reach the community with the Gospel
    Equip and care for families
    Activate a passion for Christ
    Lead children to a personal relationship with Jesus

VALUES:

REACH the community with the Gospel

  • Host three strategic large community events on our campus or in the community
    • Purpose: Introduce our ministry to the community
    • Method: Mission McKinney, Easter Eggstravagazna, Trunk or Treat
  • Host smaller community events on our campus
    • Purpose: Develop intentional relationships with community
    • Method: Fun Fridays, Incredible Fridays, Preschool Play Days, Parent/Child Events

EQUIP and care for families

  • Parenting & Marriage Instruction and Training
    • Purpose: Equip parents with resources to strengthen marriage and improve parenting skills
    • Method: Wednesday adult classes, parenting resources/books, parent/child events, social media communication with parents, Wednesday morning Ladies Bible study
  • Pastoral Care & Ministry to hurting families
    • Purpose: Minister to, support and encourage families in crisis: building relationships with families in our ministry
    • Method: Counseling, hospital visits, home visits, support groups, MOPS, financial aid, prayer, Incredible Fridays, special needs ministry

ACTIVATE a passion for Christ

  • Participate in community projects with families from our church
    • Purpose: Serve the community and help families develop relationships with the community
    • Method: Finch Elementary service projects, TYW projects, Nursing Homes
  • Model and teach the Great Commission
    • Purpose: Develop a missional and evangelical mindset in children and families
    • Method: Family Mission trip, Sunday morning mission emphases, evangelical training, Activate mission projects, Walk for water/orphans, missions fundraising, missionary speakers in KidsWorship,

LEAD children to a personal relationship with Jesus

  • Developmental biblical instruction from Birth through 5th Grade
    • Purpose: Lay a foundation of developmentally appropriate teaching
    • Method: Sunday morning groups, KidsWorship, Gospel Project curriculum, Special Needs Ministry
  • Discipleship Training
    • Purpose: To grow and develop a child’s faith and Bible knowledge
    • Method: Wednesday evening groups, Activate, Kids Summer Praise, Kids LIT (Leaders in Training)