The vision for the
Junior Department at Elizabethtown Mennonite Church is this "To
disciple our children to know God, to be able to hear His voice, learn to talk
to Him, and worship Him from a young age." Each Sunday morning we
gather for an 15-20 min opening. During this we spend time singing,
praying, reciting bible memory and having a small input. For the
remainder of the hour we split into our classes.
The classes are:
Our curriculum is Answers in Genesis. It is a foundational curriculum that goes far deeper than just Bible stories while it moves through the Old Testament and New Testament - all the while sharing God’s deep love for us and pointing to Christ on the cross as evidence of this love.
We have a Bible memory program and booklets for each student to take home. Our Bible Memory Coordinator is available to listen to memory work on Sunday mornings from 8:50-9am.
Director: Patrice Good with the help of some high school students.
Children's church meets on the First and Third Sunday's of each month, September thru May, with the children being dismissed to come downstairs immediately following the "Worship in Song" time. This is for children ages 3-grade 5. The children all meet together to sing and watch a puppet show, after which the 3 and 4 year olds are dismissed for their own class time. Our theme this year is Be-Attitudes (Beatitudes) from Matthew 5. We are learning together how we can let Jesus shape our attitudes and actions so that we grow to be more like him.