Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14)
The volunteers of CCC’s Children’s Ministry are so excited for the opportunity to watch your children learn and grow in the understanding of God and His unending love for us. We have a variety of programs and activities focused not only on studying Scripture, but also on learning how embodying the Holy Spirit and the love of Jesus will bring ourselves and others closer to God.
Central offers a diverse range of programs, classes and events for children of all ages:
Our nursery is a favorite spot of adults and children alike. Your child is welcome to spend Sunday school and service with Nikki Day, who holds a level 2 certification in Early Childhood Education. The nursery has snacks and toys appropriate for all ages, and cribs are available to accommodate your napping schedules.
Children are encouraged to start service with their families. They will be invited to the front of the sanctuary to hear a special message and then will be invited to join Worship & Wonder. Worship & Wonder utilizes wooden manipulatives to bring the stories of the Bible to life for the children. Bible readings incorporated alongside calm and creative play gives children a chance to reflect on the teachings of the day. If you prefer to have your child sit with you, there are coloring and activity packets in the back of the sanctuary.
Worship and Wonder
Immediately after the children’s message, children ages 3-8 are encouraged to join in “Worship and Wonder,” our excellent children’s worship program that teaches children about Christian worship and the Bible through experiential learning. The award-winning “Worship and Wonder” curriculum uses wooden manipulatives to teach Bible stories, helping children learn to worship God in an age-appropriate manner.
Sunday school for preschool – 5th grade
Sunday school is where we have all the fun! Our curriculum uses music, games and crafts as we allow children to get active while learning the Word of God and figuring out how to apply the teachings to their daily life.
Children‘s Ministry and Youth volunteers vary from week to week, but you can be assured that all of our volunteers have a clear background check, are trained in First Aid/CPR and are 100% committed to our mission of leading children in the footsteps of Jesus’ love.
Sunday school for grades 6th – 12th
Our youth meet in the basement for the Sunday School hour. Combining Bible study, service opportunities and fun outings, the youth program is a safe space for youth to discover, support, learn and grow in their understanding of the Word and their relationships with God, one another and their communities. All youth are welcome!
Central has excellent and safe facilities for children’s play, including an outdoor playground that is fenced for the children’s safety. We also have some fun indoor play units that occupy one side of the church activity center (the kids love to climb on these in the winter months). Children are always welcome at Central, and this congregation is committed to making children a priority.
Children’s Choir (ages 3 years – 5th grade) practices on Sunday mornings. The Children’s Choir performs periodically in worship service.
Another wonderful aspect of our ministry to children and youth is our excellent camping program, held each summer at the La Foret Camp and Conference center in the Black Forest just north of Colorado Springs. Youth from our church are given a half-tuition scholarship to attend a week of summer camp at La Foret, an experience which has been known to transform a young person’s life. Many of our lifelong Disciples had their first “spiritual awakening” at church camp, a tradition that we do our best to keep alive in the Disciples church.