Children’s Ministry

 
Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)
Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.

The goal of our children’s ministry is to serve children and their parents by providing safe, fun environments where kids can learn about God. We do that in a variety of ways.

Sunday morning

We have children’s classes during both the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:15 a.m.) and during the worship service. 
 
Below is a quick outline of how we work to show the love of Christ and teach the deep truths of God to each age:
 
Ages 0-3: These children are directed either to our “bed babies” or “toddlers” rooms where trained volunteers care for them. In the toddlers room, a general schedule is in place that allows opportunities for unstructured play time and times of instruction where children practice sitting and listening. Childcare for these ages is provided for the entirety of the Sunday School hour and during the worship service.
 
Ages 4-5: These children meet for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., these children join the church body in the worship center to experience the first part of the service with their families. After the children’s message, these children are dismissed to Children’s Church, where they finish out the service learning age-appropriate lessons from God’s Word.
 
Ages 6 and up: These children meet for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. After Sunday School, school-aged children currently join the church body in the worship center for the entire service.
 
We are excited to be working toward expanding the children’s church service to include not only preschoolers, but also school-aged children through third grade. The Lord willing, this expansion of  children’s church will occur in the fall of 2018.

Awana

Awana is a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18. As the global leader in child and youth discipleship, Awana gives children the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, no matter their background.

Our Awana clubs meet on Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:45 p.m. during the school year. Our program serves ages 0-6th grade, and 7th-12th grade students attend a separate youth group.

For more about how to get involved in Awana at PHBC, contact our office. 

Click here to read more information about the Awana distinctives.

Click here for more information on the Awana curriculum we use.

Vacation Bible School

Each July, Park Hill Baptist Church volunteers put on a free one-week Vacation Bible School for kids ages 4 through 5th grade.
 
Our 2018 VBS theme is Game On! and is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon July 16-22.
 
So, lace up your cleats, grab the megaphones, and tune up the instruments to join us for this free event filled with God’s Word, games, crafts, music, snacks and good friends!
 
Register your child for the 2018 VBS by clicking the button below.
 
 

Trail Life USA / American Heritage Girls

Park Hill is in the process of chartering Trail Life USA and American Heritage Girls troops. The Lord willing, membership in these troops will be available to the community in fall 2018. Check back often for updates!
 
Click the logos below for more information.
 
 
 

Safety and Training

We take our responsibility as protectors of children in our care very seriously.

Each PHBC volunteer who works with minors in any way must meet eligibility requirements spelled out in our Child Abuse Prevention policy, fill out a detailed application, submit to a background check and complete Child Abuse Prevention Training. Currently, we use the MinistrySafe program to administer our background checks and training.