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, forgiveness, and passion for God's Word will have an eternal impact! On Sunday mornings, our worship-hour and Christian Education ministries provide engaging, joy-filled, Christ-centered, and gospel-focused lessons for kids of all ages.
Sundays: Grow & Connect
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 to 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.
Monthly: Connect & Serve
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 are posted on the church calendar.
Your child's safety is important to us!
All teachers and volunteers have had background checks and have gone through 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.
Contact our Children's Ministry Director
Our heart behind children in worship:
Our Philosophy of Children's Ministry:
Help Me Teach the Bible Podcasts -- The Gospel Coalition