Children's Ministry

Our mission cannot be accomplished without the spirit of God at work in our hearts and lives. Together as children, leaders and primary faith influencers, we learn to listen to and obey His Word in our lives. We believe that intentional moments spent together give us opportunities to do just that; then we can live out our mission together through Telling the Story, Worship, Education, and Events.

 

VBS 2017 - July 11 - 14 from 6:30 - 8:15 PM

(For kids ages 4 through 4th grade (completed Spring 2017)

 

VBS Registration - click here

 

SUMMER CAMPS: (grade completed Spring 2017)

1st & 2nd Grade: June 15 - 17

3rd & 4th Grade: July 17 - 20

5th, 6th & 7th Grade (567 Camp): July 10 - 14

 

To register for camp  click here

 

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Early Childhood (Birth – Kindergarten)
  • Early Childhood Weekly Schedule:

    Nursery

    Sunday

    9:00-11:45 am, 5:30-6:45 pm

    Wednesday

    7:00-8:15 pm

     

    Nursery is available for infants-2 year olds. The 18 month–2 year old classes offer the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities, celebrate God together, and discover God’s Word. Our nurseries are equipped with toys, books, cribs, a nursing room, and loving volunteers.

    Children will explore, discover, respond to God, and be blessed by their leaders as they learn about and experience God.

     

    Sunday Morning

    9:00 and 10:30 am…Sunday Morning Discipleship

    "The Big God Story" is God's ENTIRE story. It incorporates all of history, stretching from Genesis to Revelation and beyond. Early Childhood and Elementary kids understand that they not only play a part in this incredible story, but are also part of a much larger faith community of past, present, and future believers.

     

    Sunday Evening

    5:30…Bible Explorers, Jr. (Bible Study) August-March

    This is a Bible study created for preschool through Kindergarten to go deeper into a part of “The Big God Story.”

     

    Passport to Missions (April-July)

    Passport to Missions explores different world areas in which the Church of the Nazarene ministers. Kids learn creative methods used to reach out to people in Christ’s name and leaders who have answered God’s call and forged the way to build the Kingdom in diverse cultures.

     

    Wednesday Evening

    7:00…Small Groups

    Early Childhood and Elementary kids learn through fun and age appropriate activities. Large group time has creative teaching through fun characters and games. Discipleship activities and a time of connecting will follow in age/grade based small groups.

     

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Elementary (1st-5th grade)
  • Elementary Weekly Schedule:

    Sunday Morning

    Elementary Sunday Morning Discipleship

    Sunday: 9:00-10:15 am

    "The Big God Story" is God's ENTIRE story. It incorporates all of history, stretching from Genesis to Revelation and beyond. Early Childhood and Elementary kids understand that they not only play a part in this incredible story, but are also part of a much larger faith community of past, present, and future believers.

     

    Elementary Worship

    Sunday: 10:30-11:45 am

    God’s redemptive plan is revealed through the telling of “The Big God Story.” Elementary kids, grades first through fifth, will be given the chance to experience God through exciting activities, meaningful times of response and blessing, and creative storytelling.

     

    Sunday Evening

    Bible Explorers & Quizzing

    Sunday: 5:30-6:45 pm

    This is a Bible study created for first through sixth grade to go deeper into a part of “The Big God Story.” There are three sections: Red: first-third grade preparing to participate in quiz meets; Blue: fourth-sixth grade preparing to participate in quiz meets; and Green: first-fifth grade who do not  participate in quiz meets.

     

    Wednesday Evening

    Elementary Small Groups

    Wednesday: 7:00-8:15 pm

    Early Childhood and Elementary kids learn through fun and age appropriate activities. Large group time has creative teaching through fun characters, and games. Discipleship activities and a time of connecting will follow in age/grade based small groups.

Events

(Check out the events page for the full calendar!)

  • Featured Children Events:

    Lead Team

    5th grade students are invited to apply and join Lead Team each Fall. Applications are available from Pastor Trey. Lead Team is a group of students that leads in various ways in Children’s Ministry. We hope your 5th grade student will join the team as we serve the kids of Central together. 4th grade students will be given the opportunity to join each February.

     

    5th Grade Fall Retreat

    Central, in collaboration with several churches from the Kansas City District, has created space for 5th grade students to step away from the regular patterns of life to focus on what God might be saying. This is a great time for 5th grade students to grow closer to other students from Central and from across the Kansas City District.

     

    3rd & 4th Grade Lock-in

    This is a time for our 3rd and 4th grade students to gather with others Kansas City District churches for a late night and tons of fun. The location rotates through Kansas City District churches.

     

    6th Grade Escape

    As the incoming 6th grade students enter the youth ministry, we take a camping and canoe trip for them to get to know Pastor Malorri and some of the middle school youth staff. As we paddle down the river and eat far too many Smores, we also talk about some big questions like, “What are questions you have about God?” Don’t miss this June trip!

     

    Vacation Bible School

    Kids experience God's Word in surprising and unforgettable ways! Each day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible truth—which makes it easy for kids to remember and apply to real life! Vacation bible School takes place each summer near the end of June.

     

    Summer Camps

    • Completed 1st-2nd Grade :: Miracle Hills Camp :: Bethany, MO
    • Completed 3rd-4th Grade :: Wheat State Camp :: Augusta, KS
    • Completed 5th-6th Grade :: Wheat State Camp :: Augusta, KS

     

    Milestones and Family Events

    At Central Church of the Nazarene, we are moving away from working in isolated ministries towards working as one unit. Together, we want to disciple our children from birth on into adulthood. Milestones and Family Events reflect our vision for what we would like the journey for you and your child. We hope you are just as excited as we are about Central’s Age Group Ministry plans!

     

    Milestones

    • Baby Dedication/Infant Baptism
    • The Foundation
    • 1st Grade Bible
    • Seder Dinner
    • 5th Grade Rite of Passage
    • Purity Ceremony
    • Over9er
    • Freedom
    • 12th Grade Rite of Passage

     

    Family Events

    • Dinner at the Castle
    • Date Knight at the Castle
    • Sons of the King Retreat
    • Daughters of the King Slumber Party

     

    To find out when this events are happening, check out our Events page.

     

Service Times
First Time Guests

Check-in & Check-out Process

Upon arriving at Central, you will go to either the Early Childhood Check-in Center (lower level) or the Elementary Check-in Center (upper level). At the check-in center, an attendant will be there to assist you. They will be asking for name, address, phone number, allergies your child might have, etc.

Your child will then be given a sticker name badge with his/her name on it. You will receive a Parent Tag with a code on it that matches the code on your child’s name badge.

When picking up your child, show the Parent Tag to the attendant to receive your child. If you are needed during the service, you will be able to receive a text message.

 

Well Child

In order to ensure the safety and health of our children, if your child exhibits any of the following illnesses or symptoms, please do not expose him/her to other children:

Fever greater than 99 degrees must not be present 24 hours prior to service; Colored discharge from nose, eyes or ears, vomiting, diarrhea, Impetigo, Chicken Pox, Measles or Mumps, Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), or unidentified rash.

If your child is being treated with antibiotics, he/she should be on it at least 48 hours prior to coming to their class. This is a precaution for the wellness of all children who attend Central.

 

Volunteers

Central has a great volunteer team that ministers to the kids on a weekly basis. All adult volunteers have participated in a series of training, passed a short quiz over the training, and completed and passed a nation-wide criminal background check. It is our desire and goal that your child be as safe as possible while they are in our care. Our volunteer team loves that they can provide ministry for your children and make a difference in their growing lives!

 

Sunday Morning:

9:00am

10:30am

 

Hispanic Service: 10:30am

 

 

Wednesday Night:

Prayer Group

 

SERVICES

"Equipping people to engage their world with the Good News"

Sunday Mornings

9:00am and 10:30am

 

Hispanic Service: 10:30am

 

 

Services

LOCATION

CENTRAL CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

12600 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66215

Phone: (913) 541-2600

Email: info@centralchurchonline.com

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