All kids matter at Countryside – big or small, we love them all! Our Children’s Ministry is all about planting, nurturing, and growing seeds of faith in the lives of our children. In our busy and complex world we hope to come alongside your family and provide a safe and encouraging place where kids can come to know Jesus, experience supportive community, and grow confident in who God has made them to be. We want to partner with families to give them the tools to grow together in their faith.
Nursery & Toddlers
Our littlest ones experience the love of Jesus through the care and attention of our nursery ministry team. We strive to nurture the youngest among us in a safe, warm environment – a place that communicates God’s love through joyful interaction, gentle patience, and encouraging words.
Preschool kids explore the Bible through stories which depict God’s love and instruction. They gain skill and confidence through interactive play and crafts. Age appropriate activities are designed to promote listening skills and cooperation, while high value is placed on the fun factor of learning and interacting with friends. Each week is full of objects for kids to touch, wild and wiggly activities to get them moving, crafts they will love and real life situations they can relate to.
Elementary kids experience opening activities that begin their Sunday morning with interaction and creativity in a fun, inclusive environment. Young readers begin to gain skills in navigating God’s word and continue to explore the great stories and characters of the Bible. Children begin to explore more personal application from these lessons, and work to commit scripture to memory.
TREK Kids Mid-Week Program
TREK Kids is our mid-week program for kids K-5th grades that runs during the school year. Each week we’ll be exploring God’s word- the Bible- through exciting games, engaging videos and more! Bring your friends and make new ones! Wednesday evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Register today (you can join any time during the school year) by clicking here!
Preschool Playdate- Open Gym
Tired of being stuck inside? Bring your kids! Bring your friends! Bring your friends’ kids! We have an open gym for kids 0 to 6 years old and their parents. We’ll have lots of toys to play with, things to crawl in and through, and lots of new friends to meet. The 2nd Tuesday of each month, September thru June, 9:00 to 10:30 am. No charge- just show up and play. See you there!
Summer is a great time for our Children’s Ministry! We kick off summer with a week at Camp Tilikum, a day camp just outside Newberg. Our kids get to learn about God through the wonders of nature. Then in July we launch our annual VBS (Vacation Bible School) – a week full of crazy games, fun crafts, rockin’ music and relevant Bible stories. Whatever the theme, your kids will end the week knowing and loving God more!