The Missions Ministry strives to educate, equip, empower and move people to #livedifferently beyond our walls. Through our partnerships and service opportunities you will find yourself contributing to generational transformation: locally, nationally, and globally.

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Mission Opportunities

Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.
-Mark 9:37

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    “Be witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

    -Acts 1:8

    Infants and Toddlers

    Sunday Morning Child Care

    We provide child care for children eight-weeks-old through toddlers during all four worship services (8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary and 8:45 a.m. in Jubilee Hall) and during the Sunday School hour (9:45–10:45 a.m.).

    Sunday Morning Worship Care

    We provide child care for children ages two through five (but not yet in kindergarten) for the 8:30, 8:45, and 11 a.m. worship services.

    Baptism

    Baptism welcomes your child to the church family and is the beginning of a lifelong relationship. The first step in scheduling a baptism for your child is to attend the Baptism Class, which is held quarterly on Sunday mornings. Contact Peg Broughton at 704-295-4812 for more information or to schedule a baptism.

    Preschool

    Sunday School

    (Twos, Threes and Pre-Kindergarten)

    Sunday School is our largest ongoing ministry. Preschoolers enjoy activities and stories that help even very young children learn that God loves them, they can depend on God, Jesus is their friend, and church is a place where they grow and develop in their Christian faith. The curriculum offers the children opportunities to be engaged in learning Bible stories, exploring questions and participating in worship rituals. Sunday School is 9:45–10:45 a.m.

    Sunday Morning Worship Care

    Child care is available for children ages two through five (but not yet in kindergarten) for the 8:30, 8:45, and 11 a.m. worship services.

    Elementary

    Sunday School

    (Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd)

    Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade follow the Godly Play curriculum, which allows children to discover the meanings and mysteries of faith for themselves. Through lessons, children explore the mystery of God’s presence in our lives, hear God’s invitation for spiritual experience, listen to what God is saying, and make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives (from the Godly Play Foundation). Hands-on storytelling materials bring Bible stories to life. Children respond to the story with art and a time of wondering. 

    (3rd, 4th and 5th)

    Third, fourth, and fifth grade Sunday School provides opportunities for children to bond as peer relationships become a priority. Third graders dive into Third Grade Bible Academy, which helps them become familiar with the new Bibles they receive in the fall. Through games, activities, and worship, they explore this sacred text. Fourth and fifth grade curriculum incorporates team-building and games to make our faith stories come alive, with special focus on the developmental needs of our tweens.

    Elementary Worship

    (K-5th Grade)

    Children gather monthly in Francis Chapel during the Sunday School hour to worship through song, scripture, story, and prayer. They use special bulletins and follow the order of worship used in our sanctuary. Elementary Worship further prepares children to worship with their families.

    Elementary

    Sunday School

    (Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd)

    Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade follow the Godly Play curriculum, which allows children to discover the meanings and mysteries of faith for themselves. Through lessons, children explore the mystery of God’s presence in our lives, hear God’s invitation for spiritual experience, listen to what God is saying, and make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives (from the Godly Play Foundation). Hands-on storytelling materials bring Bible stories to life. Children respond to the story with art and a time of wondering. 

    (3rd, 4th and 5th)

    Third, fourth, and fifth grade Sunday School provides opportunities for children to bond as peer relationships become a priority. Third graders dive into Third Grade Bible Academy, which helps them become familiar with the new Bibles they receive in the fall. Through games, activities, and worship, they explore this sacred text. Fourth and fifth grade curriculum incorporates team-building and games to make our faith stories come alive, with special focus on the developmental needs of our tweens.

    Elementary Worship

    (K-5th Grade)

    Children gather monthly in Francis Chapel during the Sunday School hour to worship through song, scripture, story, and prayer. They use special bulletins and follow the order of worship used in our sanctuary. Elementary Worship further prepares children to worship with their families.