Worship, study, and service are important aspects of our Children’s Ministry, and Caswell Springs provides many opportunities for children of all ages to serve God and learn about His many blessings. Read about our programs below, and check out our photo gallery.
Nursery – Six Weeks to Two Years Old
The nursery is staffed by professional childcare workers on Sundays from 8:30am to12:00pm and 6:00pm to 7:00pm. On Wednesday evenings, the nursery is available from 6:30pm until 7:30pm. Nursery is also provided for most special events. Please call the church office at 228-588-6542 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if the nursery will be open for a specific event.
Toddler Sunday School – Two to Four Year Olds
This class is designed especially for younger learners. Toddlers learn about God’s love through storytelling, arts & crafts, and music.
Rotation Sunday School – Four Years Old through 5th Grade
Rotation Sunday School is a unique approach to children's Sunday School. In the rotational learning setting, a selected Bible story or theme is taught over the course of several weeks during which the children rotate each week to one of the following different stations: Art, Computer, Cooking, Games/Music, Science, Storytelling, and Video. While the subject remains the same in the series, the children encounter the lesson in different ways by changing stations. This program is based on the multiple intelligence theory in which each child can explore the lesson in a variety of ways to accommodate their individual learning styles (i.e. verbal, logical, visual, physical, musical, social, or independent). (Link to Rotation Sunday School photo gallery)
Confirmation Class - 6th Graders
Confirmation is a personal response to the offer of God's grace. Confirmation is an intentional commitment that includes a public affirmation of baptismal vows before the congregation as the participants become full members of the church. The Confirmation Class provides an in-depth study of the Christian faith, the history and teachings of The United Methodist Church, and an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows they will be professing. The Sixth Grade Sunday School Class begins teaching the confirmation material in August and continues until Confirmation Sunday in April when the children make a public profession of faith and join the church.
Children’s Church – Two Years Old through 1st Grade
After the Sunday Morning Children’s Moment during the 10:50am Worship Service, the children may attend Children’s Church. Bible stories are taught through arts & crafts, storytelling and other activities.
Puppet Team* – 3rd through 6th Grades
The Puppet Team is a fun and unique medium through which our young people serve God and spread the love of Jesus Christ to children as well as adults. The group performs throughout the year during special worship services, Children’s Church and at local children’s events. The team’s Mission Statement is Faith, Fellowship, and Fun!, which is what they are all about!
*Note: During the summer months of June, July, and August, we do not have Children’s Choir or Puppet Team. Instead we focus our Ministry on helping others through mission projects and community outreach.
Children’s Choirs* – Three Years through 6th Grade
The Children’s Choirs provide children with the opportunity to share Christ’s love, and minister to others through music. There are three different choirs: one for Preschool and Kindergarten, one for grades 1-3, and one for grades 4-6. The children sing throughout the year in worship and for special events. Also, children ages 8-12 are encouraged to be a part of our summer music camp in July!
Play-N-Worship for Babies
This music-focused, baby-centered resource helps infants discover & learn about God—and their great big world. Stimulating visual, tactile, and auditory experiences engage babies—and connect them with God’s truth.
Hands on Bible Experience – Two Years Old through Kindergarten
Kids can't wait to get their hands on colorful, fun gizmos-and that's the point. Each gizmo leads kids straight to the heart of a Bible lesson. When "play" turns into "active learning" you're teaching in a way that God wired your kids to learn best! This course it taught in two age groups: two & three year olds and preschool & kindergarten
Buzz – 1st through 5th Grades
With Buzz, kids are never bored because they choose the activities. Buzz makes a bee-line to faith growth—simply open the box, pull out the Quick Start guide, and your teachers and kids grow closer to God together! Each quarter, kids learn Bible truths that they will remember for a lifetime. Buzz takes kids and teachers on a journey to explore eight attributes of God. Kids will know God…feel his love…and cement a rock-solid friendship with him. This course is taught in two age groups: 1st through 3rd grades and 5th and 6th grades.
Grapple - 6th Grade
Grapple is the all-new curriculum designed especially for 6th graders. Grapple is the ONLY preteen Sunday school curriculum offering an online community during the week! MyGrapple.com gets kids plugged into Bible lessons. It's packed with clues about upcoming lessons, discussion starters, games, and polls for your kids to vote about what activities they want to do in future lessons!