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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 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.

AWANA

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

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

The Great Treasure Hunt!

A 4-Day VBS coming in Summer 2023

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!

Upward Sports

Registration Information

Sharon Baptist Church is excited to host another season of Upward Basketball and Upward Cheerleading! To register, click here

  • Upward Basketball Camp is open to students K-8th grade.
  • Basketball: The early registration cost per child for Upward Basketball is $80 if registered on or before October 20th and $85 if registered after October 20th.
  • Cheerleading: The early registration cost per child for Upward Cheer is $75 if registered on or before October 20th and $80 if registered after October 20th. (Cheer participants do not need to attend an evaluation night).

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.

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!

Summer Activities

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

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 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.