SUNDAY MORNINGS @ 9am & 10:45am
During the 9:00 hour, we offer classes for babies through pre-k as well as a kid’s worship hour for Kindergarten through 5th Grade.
During the 10:45 hour, we offer classes for babies through 5th grade.
“that the next generation might know…” Psalm 78:6
The North Wake Kid’s Ministry’s mission is to partner with parents in providing a dynamic environment where children learn to become mature and ministering worshipers of God through strong Biblical teaching and authentic modeling of the Christian Faith.
Each Sunday morning, the Kid’s Ministry brings children together with trained teachers to learn more about our great God.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY CURRICULUM
Our kid’s worship hour is currently using the What’s in the Bible Wonderblimp of Knowledge Curriculum that discusses the character of God.
All preschool classes during the 9:00 hour and all classes during the 10:45 hour are currently using the Gospel Project Curriculum.
“The Gospel Project is a weekly Bible study that helps kids dive deep into the big story of the Bible—God’s plan to rescue His people through His Son, Jesus Christ.”
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CHILDREN IN THE WORSHIP SERVICE
We provide a Nursing Mothers room that is private and connected to the worship center. Mothers may use this room to help care for their child and still listen to the music and message during the Worship Services each Sunday morning. An adjoining classroom is staffed with people to care for your baby if you wish to re-enter the worship service alone.
Worship Guide For Kids
Here at North Wake we see the great importance of worshiping together as a family. Beginning in First grade, we encourage kids to attend the worship service with their family and go to Sunday School while their parents are studying/serving the other hour. Ask an Usher for a “Worship Guide for Kids” when you receive your North Wake worship guide. This guide may contain questions that correspond with the morning’s message, space to take notes and doodle, and/or a coloring page. Have fun!
CHILDREN AND BAPTISM
Faithfully preparing a young person to follow the Lord in the obedience of Baptism is an important responsibility that is entrusted to Christian parents and to the church. We believe parents are responsible for instructing their children and overseeing their spiritual development. The church is responsible for sustaining the ordinance of baptism and guarding it from abuse.
At What Age Should a Young Person be Baptized?
We recommend parents wait until their child is at least 10-12 years old before beginning the process. Please note that this is a recommendation and not a mandate. The Bible does not give us a precise age for baptism. All we can legitimately infer from biblical teaching on baptism is that a child must be able to give a credible profession of faith. We believe there are many younger children who could make such a profession but who may not be ready for baptism. We also believe there are older children who could give a credible profession but might not be spiritually ready. As a matter of policy we do not set an age requirement. Instead, we leave it up to the parents to discuss baptism with their child and discern (in consultation with NW Elders and Pastors) when the child is ready to begin the preparation process.
Our reasons for encouraging young people to wait until at least age 10-12 are driven mainly by a desire to maximize the spiritual benefit for the candidate. Here are some things we encourage parents to consider before beginning the baptism preparation process:
Baptism can be a very meaningful experience, and we want it to be one that is remembered. The older the child is, the more likely he or she will remember and cherish the experience. If they are older when they are baptized, children are more likely to look back on this experience with confidence that it reflected a conscious and sincere resolve to follow the Lord.
The promises being made in baptism should not be made lightly. Encouraging a young person to wait emphasizes the significance and importance of baptism.
The older age allows the child to be more thoroughly prepared. This process for baptism can be an intellectual stretch for 9 year olds and may require substantial simplification for younger children.
Goals of the Preparation Process
The goals of this process are to:
Glorify Christ and His redeeming work on the cross.
Help discern the candidate’s readiness for baptism.
Involve the spiritual leader of the home.
Provide the candidate with another opportunity to embrace the Lord in a decisive and memorable way.
Inspire the candidate to live in obedience and faithfulness to the Lord.
Provide an opportunity for the immediate family and the wider community of believers to publicly affirm, support, encourage, and pray for the candidate.
* Adapted from Children Desiring God Children and Baptism resource.
What Does a Baptism Service Look Like at North Wake?
North Wake typically hosts several baptisms a year. Most of the time we gather as a church body at Sandling Beach and share in a time of testimony and worship. Then we all head down to the water to witness this visible portrait of invisible grace. Afterwards, we share in a potluck meal and celebrate the mercy of Christ.
If your child expresses to you a desire to be baptized, contact Rob Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org or 556-1546 ext 506 and let him know your child wants to take part in the upcoming baptism service.
To Listen to a sermon on “The Ordinance of Baptism,” click on the link.
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HEALTH & SECURITY
Health and security are important to all of us. We run background checks on all of our volunteers. We also offer a security identification and check-in/check-out system. If you need to be contacted during the gathering, you will be promptly notified on the main worship screen with your child’s check-in number or verbally in your adult Sunday School class.
For the health of the children, we cannot accept any sick child at check-in. Please see our illness policy listed below.
Please join us in helping keep the children of North Wake healthy by following our posted illness policy. If a child appears ill upon arrival or during class time, parents will be contacted to pick up their child. Prayerfully, these measures will protect your child from illness. We are so thankful for your partnership in this area!
Children should not be in Sunday school if they have displayed any of the following symptoms within the previous 24 hours:
- FEVER (any oral temperature over 100)
- VOMITING or DIARRHEA
- RUNNY NOSE with yellow/green discharge
- PERSISTENT COUGH
- SORE THROAT
- COVID SYMPTOMS
- UNEXPLAINED RASH
- Any symptom of CHILDHOOD DISEASE such as scarlet fever, measles (red or German), mumps, chicken pox, or whooping cough
- Any SKIN INFECTION such as impetigo, boils, ringworm
- EYE INFECTION (pink-eye or drainage)
- LICE, or evidence of lice, lice eggs, or nits within the past 2 weeks
*When in doubt, sit an extra week out.*