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 kid’s ministry options throughout the year and we believe the safety of the children is of the utmost importance. Therefore, every volunteer in our kid’s ministry has undergone a background check and follows our policies to ensure kids are always safe!
Below you will learn about many of our kid’s 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.
2022-2023 KICKOFF & REGISTRATION – August 7, 4-6 PM
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*
MORE INFO COMING SOON!
*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!
Sharon Baptist Church is excited to host another season of Upward Basketball and Upward Cheerleading! To register, click here
Evaluations and Orientations
Everyone playing Basketball must come to one of the evaluation nights. Evaluation for K-5th grade usually only takes 15-20 minutes to complete.
Those registered for Cheerleading do not need to attend an evaluation night.
Our middle school participants will have a special mini-camp/draft on a Saturday.
Evaluation for K-5th Grade:
Tuesday, October 18th OR Thursday, October 20th between 6:00 pm-7:30 pm.
Middle School Camp/Draft
Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
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
During the summer time our AWANA and CIA programs take a break, but our classes and activities for Kids do not!
Each summer on Sunday and Wednesday nights we have special programming for our Children. In the past this has included Kid’s Cooking For Christ, Wacky Science Time, and Children Musicals/Dramas!
Stay tuned for this summers activities
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 both a preschool and School age Children’s Church during our Sunday morning worship service.
These special times for the kids are filled with music, games, and Bible lessons catered to their age group.