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Kids’ Ministry

Kids’ Ministry Overview

At Sharon Baptist Church, we believe that children are a gift from God! It is our desire to partner with parents to help teach children to know and love God.

We offer various different kids’ ministry options throughout the year and we believe the safety of the children is of the utmost importance. Therefore, every volunteer in our kids’ ministry has undergone a background check and follows our policies to ensure kids are always safe!

Below you will learn about many of our kids’ ministry options! Each option looks at teaching kids through age-specific material so that they can learn what it means to know and follow Christ in their lives.

AWANA

Our AWANA Ministry runs during the school year, with a break during school holidays and summer break.

Register for AWANA HERE

AWANA Schedule: Sundays, from 5 PM to 6:45 PM

What is AWANA?

The founders of Awana derived the Awana name from the first letters of “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15 of the Bible.

Today, more than 12,000 U.S. churches run Awana with programs in all 50 states. Awana can also be found in over 6,000 churches in 109 other countries.

For nearly 60 years, Awana has been a leader in Children’s Ministry, helping churches and parents worldwide raise children to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ.

The SBC AWANA Ministry is led by Commanders Dean and Sara Raby. Dean and Sara have been at Sharon for years and have a heart to see Children learn, know, and memorize God’s word.

Vacation Bible School

VBS 2024 – WILD LIFE!

Think about the weirdest animals you know. What noise does an aardvark make? Is an axolotl really smiling? Are glass frogs made of real glass? Is a wombat a type of bat? It’s wild that God helps each animal grow and thrive    . . . and us, too! Wild Life is 4-day adventure where kids discover how special they are to God and how wild it is that they can share their story, use their gifts, spend time with God, and spend time with others

A 4-Day VBS from July 14-17 (Sunday-Wednesday) from 6:00pm-8:30pm

For ages 3 Years Old – 5th grade*

*Grades 6-12 have “YTH Xtreme Week” during the same time as VBS. Our teenagers will also look at Spiritual Habits in a style more fitting to their age group, including games, worship, Bible study, and more!

To register for VBS (and YTH Xtreme Week), click HERE

Upward Sports

General Upward Information

Upward Basketball and Upward Cheerleading offer a break from the norm. The primary focus of Upward is to develop the Winner in EVERY child, not just a few. By keeping this goal in mind, we are able to build a league that promotes salvation, character, and self-esteem in all who participate through:

  • Sportsmanship and competitiveness in proper perspective by not maintaining league standings in any division.
  • Maximizing the family schedule by having only one hour of practice and one game each week.
  • Equipping coaches and referees to minister by providing extensive teaching tools and resources.
  • Providing opportunities to promote other church ministries to all participants and their families.
  • Allowing the coach to focus on ministering to children and their families, instead of game strategy, by having a set substitution system where all players are allowed equal playing time and equal opportunity for improvement.
  • Encouraging each player with a gameday award following every game.
  • Maximizing ministry opportunities by exposing players to Scripture-based devotions during each practice and spectators to halftime testimonies each gameday.
  • Providing opportunities to see changed hearts and lives among children, family members, and volunteers who experience an Upward ministry.
  • Building toward a harvest time at Awards Night where participants and parents are given an opportunity to respond to the Gospel.

To register your child for Upward Basketball/Cheer, please click here

To volunteer for Upward Basketball, please click here

 

Register Here!

Sunday School

Sharon Baptist Church also offers Nursery and Sunday School classes for children Birth-5th grade.

Classes are separated by ages and are taught by teachers and volunteers who love to see kids laugh, play, and learn about Christ.

Just like with our other kid ministries, each teacher and volunteer has undergone a background check and follow children safety protocols.

Children's Church

We offer Children’s Church during our Sunday morning worship service for school-aged children, using the Grow Kids curriculum.

The Grow scope and sequence will take kids through every major Bible story in three years, an equal amount of time spent in the Old and New Testaments. The goal of Grow Kids is to help kids grow spiritually, by teaching and discussing Scripture in developmentally appropriate ways.