Children are an important part of Shawnee Church of the Nazarene. that's why we provide a wide range of spiritual growth activities, learning opportunities and friendship-building events. All volunteers are background checked and trained to care for the young worshipers of Shawnee. Below is an overview of a few of the regularly scheduled activities.
Age level classes are offered for all children birth to 6th grade. Each class is guided by a classroom teaching team following a scripturally based curriculum. Our hope is to help children develop a biblical worldview, as well as applying Jesus's teachings in our daily life. Sunday School classes begin at 11:15am, immediately following worship service.
The Neighborhood // Sunday Children's Worship, ages Kindergarten - 6th grade
Children are dismissed to "The Neighborhood" from the sanctuary. This is a time where children learn and grow in the knowledge and love of God through messages, puppets, and hands on learning. One Sunday each month kids remain in the main sanctuary for Family Worship, where together we experience growth intergenerationally!
Cul-de-Sac Kids // Sunday Worship for Early Childhood, ages 2 - pre-K
Children will experience learning the Bible through stories, songs, games, puppets, prayer and art. Cul-de-Sac meets every week, even when the older children are invited to stay in the sanctuary for Family Worship.
Nursery // Ages birth-2
We offer childcare for infants and toddlers birth through 2 years of age during Sunday School, Sunday Worship, Wednesday Activities and most special events. Trained caregivers provide quality care for and interaction with each child. Check in at one of our check-in stations (found both upstairs and downstairs).
Wednesday Nights In The NEIGHBORHOOD
Throughout the school year our mid-week children's activities are an exciting time of relationship building and life skill training.
Elementary students sign up each month to participate in one of three life skill workshops! These electives are led by adults in the congregation they may not have had a chance to meet yet, giving opportunity for learning and engagement. Every 4th week families are invited to participate in "Family Fun Night" - where we do the important work of playing together! Our 2-4 year olds participate in the Cul-de-Sac, where they rotate through activities, learning Bible truths in a variety of hands-on activities. Nursery is available for 0-24 month children.