What to Expect Children (K-6th)

Welcome to the Children's Ministry page! At Living Hope, whenever there is a worship service on Sundays, there will be something exciting planned for your children. So what constitutes a "child" at LH? All children ages birth through sixth grade. Below is a description of the different activities we offer for our children. We always need help, so if you have a heart for children's ministry, we've listed places you can serve. Also, check out the resource section; there we have listed areas we can all use to be better parents and teachers for the children God has intrusted to us. If you have questions about our Children's Ministry or how to get involved please contact Howard Tipton, Children's Pastor, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit our Children's Ministry Team by clicking here: Children’s Ministry Team Information.

How Can I Make the Worship Service Great for My Kids?

  • Start at Home: Get everyone up early enough to eat breakfast, wake up and be ready to go without feeling rushed. Frazzled kids don't make good listeners. Also, don't let them stay up late Saturday night. Drowsy kids don't make good listeners either. A good rule of thumb is to not let them stay up much later than you would a school night.
  • Consistency: Attending services every week is a big deal for kids. They develop friendships, learn good habits and get to know their teachers on a deeper level. All these things will help them get the most from the services.
  • Reinforcement: Ask your kids on the way home, "Hey, what was the main point at worship today?" Talk to them throughtout the week to help them remember what we taught them. Reread the scripture passage used each week with the kids and reinforce the main points.
  • Commit: Come join us for some of the service times with your kids. They will learn from you that what we do here is important enough for you to volunteer and be a part.

Children's School of Discipleship

Children's School of Discipleship will begin at 9:30 on Sunday September 11th. We will be taking the kids on a journey through the bible on their level that will leave them able to better handle God’s word and apply what they are taught. Send your kids or come be part of the fun yourself. This is an exciting opportunity for all of us to be at the church building learning God’s word together.

Children’s Chat

At one point in the Sunday morning worship service, Pastor Butch will invite the kids down to the front, and he will teach them a short lesson. Your child is welcome to participate. After he is done, Pastor Butch will dismiss them to attend Children’s Worship.

Children’s Worship

During our worship service, we offer Children's Worship for children K-6. The children are taught how we can worship our most Holy and Precious God through skits, music, and the study of His Word. Basically, it's church on the kids' level.

AWANA

AWANA is a dynamic program where kids learn interactively about God's word, hide it in their heart and play great games. We meet most Sunday nights (see website for the schedule) during the school year and your child is welcome to join at anytime. You can learn more about the AWANA program at www.awana.org.

  • Places you can serve: Every area of AWANA needs volunteers.

VBS

WARNING! This is not your everyday VBS. At LHBC, we offer more of a summer camp. We get the kids involved in everything from worship to water games. Our primary goal is, of course, to teach the kids about God in a fun and creative way. The skits are terrific, the games are fantastic, and the teaching is phenomenal. Join us in 2018. For children who have completed Kindergarten through completed 6th grade. Cost: FREE!.

Summer Fun Day

Don't miss out on Summer Fun Day, join us in 2018. We will be having an exciting time with games, snacks, and all kinds of fun! For children who have completed Kindergarten through completed 6th grade.

Preteen Camp

Every year, we have one last summer getaway for our completed 3rd through 6th graders before they go back to school. Surrounded by nature, the kids can swim, play, worship, and learn so much about the nature of our wonderful Lord. Join us Wednesday thru Saturday, August 2nd-5th, 2017.

children resource web banner

Mission Arlington

A great site for free curriculum. Also a very cool place to serve if you ever get a chance; call them and they will help you set up a time to come help out.

The Source

I only use this site for game ideas. They break them up into categories for large room, small room or by group size. Not all of the games are ones I would use at Living Hope.

Movie/Game Reviews

Plugged In

Plugged In (by Focus on the Family) is a great Christian guide to today's Media.

IMDB

IMDB: Internet Movie Database; Totally secular, but if you look under the parents guide it will give you a good idea what the movie is about and what is questionable.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media: Again this is a secular site, but you can still get all the info you need about a game BEFORE you let your kids play it

Recent Sermons

Daniel 2:31-45
December 17, 2017
Romans 1:1-6
December 10, 2017
Nehemiah 8:9-12
December 03, 2017
Nehemiah 8:1-8
November 26, 2017

Meeting Times

Sunday

11:00 a.m. - Worship Service