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.
Our AWANA Ministry runs during the school year, with a break during school holidays and summer break.
AWANA Schedule: Sundays, from 5 PM to 6:45 PM
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.
3 Years Old – 5th grade*
*Grades 6-12 have “Youth 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!
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:
To register your child for Upward Basketball/Cheer, please click here
To volunteer for Upward Basketball, please click here
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.
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.