Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”
Jesus’ first use of Scripture to the public after enduring the temptation in the desert is a quote from Isaiah 61. He reveals that He is here to give hope and to make possible a way to have a relationship with the maker of our earth. When we have a relationship with Christ we are fulfilled in every way. We want our children to search for that relationship rather than attempt any other way to find fulfillment. Because of this we look to Christ in each passage we study.
All those that serve in children’s ministry are required to go through a background check as well as child protection training. We strive to work alongside and partner with parents as we count it a privilege to be a part of the process of teaching and training the children in our church.
We have several times during the week that the children have specific age oriented teaching times. On Sunday mornings beginning at 10:00am there are Sunday Bible classes for all ages. These are split up into infants and toddlers (0-3 years old), Pre-K (3-5 years old), Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade, 3rd and 4th grade, and a 5th and 6th grade class. During our morning worship service, there is a short object lesson and then the children (ages 3 through grade 6) leave with their teachers to attend Jr. Church.
At this point in the service there will be singing together. The children then have Bible lesson, game time to release some energy, and a memory verse time. On Wednesdays, all ages gather in the sanctuary with their families and friends at 6:20pm for a special time of prayer, singing, and announcements. At 6:40pm , the different ages split up and go to their respective areas in the children’s wing. We have something for everyone nursery-6th grade.
We pray that we can teach the children of our church to have a real relationship with Jesus that far outlives their time in our ministry.
Children's Ministry - Weekly Schedule
Nursery is available for all services and Sunday School for 0-2 years.
Sunday Morning Bible Classes - 10:00am-10:45am
5th - 6th grade
Sunday Morning Jr. Church
K-6th grade During Morning Worship Service
FFC Kids - Kindergarten thru grade 6 6:40-8:00pm
SONSHINE KIDS - Special Needs Ministry
God has called us to share the love of Jesus and His desire that ALL come to know Him as Lord and Savior. We provide a nurturing environment that allows all individuals to grow in faith and to become all that God has created them to be. Through this ministry, we strive to strengthen families who face daily challenges of disabilities through support, family worship experiences and mentoring relationships. We desire to stimulate an increased awareness in the church and community of the gifts and abilities of people with disabilities.
The Sonshine Kids Ministry is for children with special needs. Our desire is for all children to be taught God's Word at their level of understanding. We will have a trained servant "buddy" who will stay with your child as they participate in all class activities.
If you have a child with special needs and are interested in having him/her matched with a special buddy please contact the director of the Sonshine Ministry, Lisa Woodard at (716) 937-6049.
Lisa Woodard -
Hi, my name is Lisa Woodard. I praise the Lord for the blessing of being able to serve the children in the Special Needs Ministry. The Lord has allowed me to graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education & Elementary Education. I have also obtained my Master's Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood. I have taught children with special needs for 20 years. Children are a gift from the Lord! (Psalm 127:3)
Stacy Berchou -
I look forward to serving your child in the Special Needs Ministry. The Lord has allowed me to graduate with a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology and to obtain licensure within New Your State to serve children with various communication needs. The Lord has blessed me with becoming a part of this wonderful ministry and I can't wait to see how He will continually bless the families here at Faith Fellowship Church.