We are so honored to partner with your family as you raise your kids to be disciples of Jesus Christ. 

It is our prayer that every child at BEP will

GROW in  their knowledge and love of God

CONNECT with their church family

SERVE others in love

We have a wonderful opportunity in these early years to lay a foundation for a life of faith. We want to help you fill your kids' minds and hearts with the beauty of the gospel, and with the knowledge of who God is and how He works in the world and in our lives. Together, our example of worship, prayer, service, and passion for God's Word will have an eternal impact!  On Sunday mornings,  our worship-hour and Christian Education (Sunday School) ministries provide engaging, joy-filled, Christ-centered, and gospel-focused lessons for kids of all ages


Kids are welcome in our worship! Praying, singing, confessing, and hearing God's Word proclaimed together is vital to the spiritual formation of our kids and is a means of God's grace to His people of all ages. You are welcome to keep your kids with you for the entirety of the service. Children up through 3rd grade are dismissed half-way through the service if you choose to send them to our Worship-hour Ministries:

The Garden” and “The Ark” | Nursery 

Our place for babies and toddlers is staffed with loving volunteers who introduce our littlest ones to the love of Christ through snuggles, play, and simple Bible truths.

Promised Land” | Preschool, ages 3-5

Preschoolers are introduced to Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments and use the First Catechism to learn about God as our Creator. Imaginative play, prayer, songs, and movement create an engaging and joyful environment.

Children's Worship” | Grades K - 3rd

Using a three-year rotation, we teach an overview of the Bible and equip the next generation to worship their King! Two of those years involve the First Catechism for Children to systematically explore the great truths declared to us in Scripture. We sing engaging Bible verse songs with movement, play memory games, pray, and learn great hymns & newer songs of the faith as we worship together. The third year utilizes the “Teach Me To Worship” curriculum, as we learn about God's design for worship. 

Christian Education | After worship, ages 0-5thgrade

The “Show Me Jesus” Sunday School curriculum helps kids to delight in Jesus and to incorporate Biblical truth into their lives. Our dedicated teachers present every story in the Bible in a way that points to God's great plan of salvation in sending his Son to redeem us. 

We have twice-yearly Communicant classes for 5thgraders who are ready to join the church by profession of faith, taught by our Youth Pastor Jon Pickens.

By the time your child enters middle school, it is our goal to have them

firmly rooted in God's Word, fully connected to the body of Christ here at BEP

and excited about serving and sharing the gospel with others.


Elementary-schoolers can participate in our monthly Fantastic Fridays” fun family nights and join our Service Squad” team, which serves our church family and community through various service projects as we live out the gospel together. Dates and events are posted on the church calendar.


Your child's safety is important to us! 

All teachers and volunteers have had background checks and complete yearly safety training.

Security Tags are used every Sunday for kids up to 3rdgrade. 

You must present your security tag to pick up your child from class.

We are delighted to worship and grow with your family!  Parents have the duty and privilege of

being the primary influencers for Christ in the lives of their kids, and we want to walk

alongside of you as you seek to exalt Christ in your lives and homes.

Our Family Resource Center located in the Nursery Hallway is full of book

suggestions and other carefully selected resources for your discipleship journey.

A volunteer at the Welcome Desk is

available every Sunday to answer your questions.


Helpful Resources and Links

Register your child

Contact our children's director

Philosophy of children's ministry

children in worship

kids' bulletin

Discipleship @Home

family discipleship glossary

Westminster Kids Bookstore- Biblically faithful books for kids

Parenting Resources from CCEF- Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation

philosophy of Children's ministry

“ I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4

The purpose of Broadneck Evangelical Presbyterian Church's Children's Ministry is

        to glorify God by making disciples of the next generation, 

        that they may tell of His marvelous works and reach others with Christ's truth and love.

We want them to
Grow in their knowledge and love of God,
Connect with the congregation and each other in covenant community, and

Serve others in love.


1. Relationships:
Our children are heirs of God's covenant promises and are precious in His sight! As a family of believers in Christ it is our duty and privilege to come alongside parents in the Christian nurture of their children, within the context of our covenant community.

Parents are called to be the primary infuencers for Christ to their children, and so the Children's Ministry is supplement to, not a replacement of, daily discipleship in the home. We want to equip and encourage parents as they raise their children, laying the foundation for a life of faith.

We want to equip and encourage teachers, identifying and developing the unique gifts God has given them to use for His glory, to build up His body at BEP.

As members of the covenant community, children are to be included in the life of the church and welcomed into the corporate worship and ministries of the congregation. We want them to feel important and loved in Christ, and develop meaningful, lasting relationships with people of all ages.

We desire to see our children take the next step of faith, in due time, by publicly confessing their faith in Christ and committing themselves to this body of believers as members.

2. Truth:
God has ordained Word and Spirit to work together in changing hearts. We seek to impart a thorough knowledge of Christian doctrine and Bible knowledge in age-appropriate and engaging ways-- laying the spiritual tinder and trusting the Holy Spirit to spark the fame of faith in His time.

All materials used in ministry should be true to the Reformed faith, Christ-centered, gospel-focused, and presented in a way that is winsome, understandable, and applicable, taking into account the developmental stage of each child. Teachers should be trained in how to show the character of God and the fulfllment of all His promises in Jesus in all that they teach.

Our goal is that this Truth will be made personal in the life of each child.

We encourage Scripture and catechism memorization-- to hide God's Word in hearts. We use the ` First Catechism (PCA) and the Westminster Shorter Catechism.

3. Prayer:
We persistently pursue God in faith-flled prayer, modeling it to our children and relying on His guidance in lesson preparations, student and parent interactions, ministry decisions, and in teaching.

4. Mission:
We desire that families would grow in their knowledge and love of God and live out daily obedience to Christ in their homes, schools, and communities-- reaching the lost and welcoming them into our church family.

We will welcome non-believing kids and their families with the love of Christ, seeking to evangelize and enfold.

5. Joy:
Teachers will demonstrate the joy of the Lord and their sure hope in the Gospel as they share the good news with kids!

We will encourage those who are teaching to diligently pursue the spiritual disciplines of prayer, Bible study, and worship, so that we may be fully satisfed in Him as we minister to children and families. “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15:11). We want this JOY to be infectious!