Window of Opportunity – Helping Children Know God
We know that between the ages of K4 through 5th grade, children:
- Develop a sense of right and wrong – Foundational values are established. Honesty, fairness, respect, sharing, responsibility, love, discipline, manners.
- Make spiritual decisions – 80% of those who come to making a profession of faith in Jesus Christ make the decision to do so by the time they are 14 years old.
- Establish attitudes about church – Why is the church here? Why should I be involved in a church? How is my church different? What do church people believe?
- Form faith “habits” – Regular Bible reading, praying, memorizing Scripture, serving, sharing their faith with others.
Our IMPACT (K4-5th) church ministry program is designed to help our church take advantage of this critical window of opportunity! ‘Impact’ wants to help focus young minds on what’s really important: a lifelong commitment to Jesus Christ.
Today’s kids need a strong Christian education ministry and not just entertainment with a spiritual theme thrown in. ‘Impact’ helps our church transform the lives of children by nurturing them physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually and spiritually. Helping children learn to follow Christ in every aspect of life is our underlying philosophy.