We believe in the vital role that a strong family plays in the life of children and teenagers as they develop not only physically, socially, and emotionally, but also spiritually. We are committed to partner with you as a parent to help your children grow as followers of Jesus, from your littlest ones to your graduating seniors (and beyond!).
We have a nursery for newborns and toddlers as well as classes for preschoolers and elementary school students. All of our programs are designed to lay the foundation for kids to have continued conversations about God and what He's doing in their lives at home. We're excited to partner with parents to lead the children in our church to truly experience God!
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."
Kids are so important to God, and we believe that God does amazing things in their lives! Our hope goal is to share God's love with kids by teaching them about God's character through the incredible stories in His word. God's word is living and active and should be experienced in creative and memorable ways! But we don't just want kids to know the stories of the Bible, we want to help them know and experience God in meaningful ways so they have a lifelong faith that they can share with others!
Kids have the power to be used in amazing ways by God, and we want to equip them to know God, his word, and how he has made each one unique for his purposes.
The world of adolescence is difficult enough. Add in the pressures of extracurricular activities, social media, and preparing for college, and the teen years become downright overwhelming! Hope Youth exists as a place where teens can come and relax, taking a break from the non-stop action around them and just experience Jesus. We believe that the way to impact students now and prepare them for their future is to help them build a faith that is authentic and long-lasting. We talk about what we believe and why we believe it, but more importantly, we make time for students to get away from the distractions that surround them so they can have an experiential encounter with the God who loves them.
Genuine, lifelong faith is a big goal, and we want to encourage parents that you have a vital part to play in your children's spiritual development. God is already doing amazing things in your children's lives, and you have the opportunity to join with God to support what he is already teaching them! At Living Hope Church, we encourage and equip parents to create spiritual environments in your home that will foster faith formation:
- Out of the Comfort Zone
- Love & Respect
- Course Correction
- Faith Community
Learn more about these environments by joining us for a Spiritual Parenting class and by picking up a Homefront Magazine every month in the Lobby!
We would love for all of our parents to be a part of our Kids Ministry. Pick up an application from the Check-In table or email Pastor Brooks Goerzen, and help make our church a great place for kids and their families to be!