VISION & PURPOSE
Our goal is to grow children into the grown-ups God wants them to be. Under authority of the Word of God and joining with you, the parents, this ministry will work in your child’s life to see that he or she is moved toward God’s will and purpose for them. As a Children’s ministry team, our staff is ready to give you the information and encouragement to help you lead your child in a relevant, effective and ultimately victorious way as they grow in Christ!
May God Bless you and your Family is our Prayer…
Bro. Mark Nelsen
Mark Nelsen, Awana Commander, Victory Children’s Director
803-278-2138 ext. 109
VALUE & PROTECTION
We consider it an extreme privelege and honor to, as Proverbs 22:6 instructs, “Train up a child in the way he [or she] should go” so that they will not leave that teaching later in life. Victory Children’s Ministry strives to protect the value of God’s Word and Family influence that is paramount in raising a child. Today’s family has the challenge of time management, pressures of additional family relationships, and increasingly challenging ungodly world in which we live. There is value and hope in the church that Jesus died for and he places a high value on each child who walks into our fellowship—so do we! Jesus said “suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of heaven…” Mark 10:14
Children need to be trained in a protective environment where they know they have relationships based on trust. Every child that comes here will be made to feel welcome in a place they can be safe and have fun. The world throws too many choices at a young person for them to understand and learn the right from wrong! We believe that children left to their own choices and wants will not turn out better (than a careful plan of instruction). “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.” Proverbs 22:15 (this is a parent’s responsibility). Because a child today is pressured to grow up too quickly, we believe in valuing each stage of life, protecting each individual child – we have a child protection screening policy, and working with parents on family concerns to help your child grow spiritually – in Christ and in the truth!
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” 3 John 1:4
VICTORY PREACHING & TEACHING
With weekly solid preaching and teaching in the Junior Church, learning is exciting! We have object lessons, interactive kid-volunteer serving opportunities in Junior Church, and Bible lesson review games each week. All purposed to give them a sense of belonging, fun, and truth that will change their lives!
In Sunday School Elementary program or in Awana Club (Approved Workmen are not Ashamed), there are many opportunities for your children to discover and apply truths of God’s Word! We believe in what have been increasingly called the Master Life Threads. These have been compiled into a book called the Modern Day Joseph (by Larry Fowler) and included in a program that Awana ® International and incorporated into their exciting teaching curriculum. It is based upon the uncompromising testimony of Joseph (a type of Christ) in the Biblical account of Genesis, who from a young age, displayed five character qualities or Life Threads. Increasingly known as Master Life Threads, these are five qualities that a child can and should learn and are most easily taught at appropriate ages or stages of life. Respect (Ages 2-5 Toddler -PreK) Wisdom (K5-2nd Grade), Grace (3rd-6th Grade). Other key threads a young adult will learn are their Destiny and a Perpective that will give them a Christian or Biblical Worldview before they reach adulthood.
Here are some of the opportunities available in our Children's Ministry at Victory Baptist Church….
SUNDAYS. . .
VICTORY KIDZ JR. CHURCH
10:45 am to 12:00 pm
Weekly at the same time as the Auditorium Service for adults, Victory Kids meet for Sunday morning Victory Kidz Jr. Church! This is an opportunity for kids to come together and worship our savior in their own church service. Every time Junior Church meets, we incorporate great hands-on activities, singing, preaching, games, and even Bible-based object lessons and original puppet presentations!! When a child comes to Junior Church, we insure that they will have a great experience! From playing in our Children's Play Center, to hearing encouraging preaching, we do everything possible to give each child exactly what they need!
SUNDAY SCHOOL ELEMENTARY PROGRAM
9:45am to 10:40am
Children ages 4-11 are involved in our Weekly Sunday School Program! Teachers are dedicated to each child learning to know, love and serve God as is evident by their testimony and exciting lessons they share each week! Young students are encouraged with rewards as they discover what the Bible means for their life. There are many angles of truth to be uncovered learning right from wrong, applying the Word of God from Genesis through Revelation. As they grow through the elementary ages, children are specifically challenged think about what they may learn and hear from the secular sources, schools, and public opinion and by standing on the sure Word of God to strengthen their Christian worldview!
Wednesday nights from 6pm - 8pm
Victory KIDZ meet each Wednesday for Awana (an international ministry more than 60-years strong ministry that stands for Approved Workman are Not Ashamed , 2 Tim 2:15)! Paul said I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. This exciting children's program gives children a fun-filled atmosphere centered around Biblical, Gospel Truth. Each Wednesday is seperated into three main parts. This is called "40, 40, 40." It includes 40 minutes of games, 40 minutes of scripture memory, and 40 minutes of Bible teaching
Sunday nights from 5pm – 5:30pm
Sing with all your heart! There are up to 50 singers from kindergarten (K5) through 6th grade who have given their talents to sing in our exciting Junior Choir! The choir sings 4-5 times each year for the adult Sunday evening service at 6pm. There are many opportunities outside where the joy and excitement these young singers bring bless those in assisted living and shut in homes, and at the annual Christmas caroling outing and celebration of Christ’s birth. We love our choir kids and our director, Ms. Cheryl Hampton who is also greatly blessed by the talents of professional quality musicians in our adult music ministry who each week offer their talents and time to teach these young people. Our choir has their own CD and is looking forward to God ministering through them! You don’t have to be trained. We would love for you to join us!!