… Igniting Vibrant Faith
Family self-assessment to be done on Sunday mornings before coming: Self-Assessment
(Please note if the assessment needs to be submitted on Sunday morning, and anything received before then will not be valid and you will be asked to complete it again at the church.)
Find our online resources here: www.bowvalleybaptist.com/get-connected/ignite-family-resources/
The Children’s Ministry at Bow Valley exists to support parents and to provide environments where children can encounter God and learn His Word. We believe that every child is made in God’s image and that God has a special place in His Big Story just for them. Our prayer is that God will develop in them a heart that longs to know Christ, to follow Him, and to make Him known.
During our weekly worship service we offer age appropriate opportunities for our children and preschoolers to learn, worship, and play.
K – Grade 5
Kids Church is offered during each worship service. While the Bible Story will be the same across ages and for both services, the format and activities between the services will be different.
At 9am – Parents will check their children in, and the kids will immediately go to their classes. Kids should be picked up from their classes by 10:20.
At 10:45am- Parents will check their children in, and the kids will be dismissed to their classes from the worship service.
On fifth Sundays throughout the school year, the kids (K-Gr 5) will remain in the worship service during both services.
Preschool Bible Time
Preschool Bible Time is offered during both worship services. While the Bible Story will be the same across ages and for both services, the format and activities between the services will be different.
At 9 am – Parents will check their children (birth – 4/5) in upstairs, and the kids will immediately go to their classes. Parents who are not staying for the 10:45 service should pick up their preschool kids by 10:30.
At 10:45 am – Nursery/Preschool children will immediately go to their classes.
Your children will be cared for by trained, caring volunteers.They will rotate through stations of Bible story, snack, and play.
The start of Awana will be delayed until October with registration beginning in mid-September. Awana must look different than what we have done before, and it is going to take time to develop the plan for how things will look. We are working with our Awana Canada leadership to develop a format that will work for most of our families. We appreciate the help that parents provided by filling out the surveys, and those surveys made it clear that there was not one preference that fit every family’s needs.
We will plan to present the new Awana format to parents before registration is open, so parents can have all of the information needed to make an informed decision. Watch for details about registration and start dates on our Awana Facebook page or check back here. We will also try to keep parents updated by email.
We will meet each Wednesday evening, the regular cost is $75 for the year and includes their uniform, handbooks, and awards. If you have questions about our Awana program, please email Debbie Nelson at email@example.com.
Sparks(K-2) and Truth and Training(3-6) have a focus on scripture memory and applying the truths of God’s Word to kids’ lives. (We also have a Cubbies program for kids ages 3 and 4 years old with a limited number of spaces available. Priority will be given to leaders’ children. Kids must be at least 3 years old and potty trained when Awana begins in order to participate.
In Awana your child will:
Experience fun and exciting Game Time – Awana uses games that promote healthy competition and physical activity while allowing kids to participate no matter their skill level.
Participate in Small Group Time – This time is devoted to scripture memory. Children will earn awards and recognition as they work through their Awana handbooks.
Participate in Large Group Time – Singing and Bible teaching will be the focus of this time. Kids will learn more about applying the truths of scripture to their lives.
The atmosphere of fun and excitement will keep kids coming back week after week.