Christian Education at Brookside Church
Children are a vital part of our church life. Our Board of Christian Education and a team of experienced and dedicated teachers and advisors to nurture a faith for children that is relevant to their experience. We use a curriculum that takes the Bible seriously but not literally.
Nursery: Child care is available during worship for infants and one- and two-year olds and throughout the summer for children under six when Church School is not in session.
Worship: People of every age begin Sunday morning in Worship together at 9:30 a.m. Children in Preschool through Grade 7 leave for Sunday School about halfway through the service. Youth in grade 8 and above remain in Worship.
Children and youth frequently participate as Worship leaders on Sunday mornings. All children and youth are welcome at the Table for the sacrament of Communion.
Sunday School: We provide Sunday School for children in Preschool through 7th Grade.
Our preschool class time includes music with our Children’s Choir Director, Lauren Johnson, Bible story time, a craft activity, and playtime.
Children in 3rd grade also study the sacrament of Communion each year.
Eighth graders are invited to attend Confirmation Class led by our pastor.
Sunday School classes are taught by high school and adult volunteers. Curriculum is written by the Sunday School Planning Team.
Our Sunday school and all children and youth programs follow Safe Church guidelines. All paid and volunteer staff have had a background check performed. No volunteer is approved to work with our children or youth until they have been with the church for a while.