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Ministries for Children

Ministries for Children

Our children's ministry comes alongside parents and families as they seek to help their children discover and deepen their relationship with Jesus. 

Your child's safety is of utmost importance to us. We complete background checks on all of our ministry volunteers and are continually developing and reinforcing our safe practices policies.

AWANA

AWANA is for children ages 3 years–12th Grade. Students memorize scripture, learn practical applications, play games, and earn rewards. Younger clubs focus on memory and applications, while youth focus more on the study, application, and reading of the Bible in four years.

AWANA meets on Friday evenings from 6:30–8:30PM, from September (after Labor Day) through April. There are some Fridays the club doesn't meet due to holidays or adult retreats. Cost per child is $50 (due upon registration). It covers the cost of book, uniform, awards, and Grand Prix participation in the spring. Registration opens in August. For more information, contact the AWANA Leadership

Children's Worship

Willow Creek Church offers a special teaching time for children (K–5th Grade) during both of our worship services, with children dismissed right before the sermon. We also offer a Pre-Kindergarten class for children ages 3-5. Children may be picked by their parent or guardian immediately after worship. For more information, contact our Director of Children's Ministries: Joanna Diemer

Communicants' Class

Our Communicants' Class is offered every spring for young students who profess faith in Jesus Christ and are ready to join the full membership of Christ's Church. Designed for 4th-5th grade children, this class will help your child understand the elements of their faith in Christ and to prepare them to partake in communion with their church family.

Ignite

Ignite is our mid-week children's ministry for children through 5th Grade. Meeting during Wednesdays at Willow, Ignite features a fun time of games, activities, learning, and friendship. For more information, contact our Director of Children's Ministries, Joanna Diemer

Nurseries

Willow Creek Church provides a safe, clean, and happy nursery environment with trained staff for your children (infants though 2 years). Our nursery is located adjacent to our Worship Center, and is available for all worship services and many other church-wide activities as advertised. For more information contact our Director of Nurseries, Laurel Schmick, through the church office at 407-699-8211 or by email.

Vacation Bible School

We offer a wildly popular, safe, and fun Vacation Bible School every summer! Our Shipwrecked adventure in 2018 was an amazing time of fellowship and discovery. We're already looking forward to next year's VBS. Watch here for information in early 2019!