WESTERN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH | THE VILLAGE CHURCH

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

We desire and pray for spiritual transformation to occur in the life of a child at church and at home. We are convinced that ministry to children is best accomplished by creatively teaching God's Word and Story and then offering encouragement, practical training and tools based in scripture to parents. 

 

We are committed to families in three ways:

  1. To encourage and equip parents with tools and resources to help them be the primary spiritual influencers and disciplers in their homes. 
  2. To teach the truth of God’s Word and the Gospel to children through God's Story in the Bible, music, small group discussions, relationships, and age-appropriate, creative activities and play.
  3. To maintain a safe and secure environment for kids. All volunteers and leaders are carefully screened and a stringent security process is in place for all kids and families.

WSBC FAMILIES FACEBOOK GROUP & REMIND APP


  SUNDAY MORNINGS

SCHEDULE:

10:00 AM - Worship Service

  • NURSERY (0-2 years) in Room 105 

 

All children will begin in the Fireside Room for Large Group music, activity & Bible Story, then move to their Small Group Rooms for more age and developmental appropriate play, discussion & learning.

 

  • PRESCHOOL CHILDREN (3-5 years) Check-In at the Kiosk by the church office, then meet in the Fireside Room at 10 am. Please pick up your child from Room 200-201.
  • WSBC KIDS (K-5th Grade)- Please Check-In at the kiosk by the Church Office and then go directly to the Fireside Room for the large group meeting. Teachers will move the students to their classrooms after large group. 
    • Children going into K-2nd Grade will meet in Room 211 and
    • 3-5th grade will meet in Room 204.
  • FAMILY WORSHIP: On the First Sunday of the month, children K-5th grade will join their family to worship together in the Sanctuary.  K-2nd Grade children will be dismissed for a special lesson and activity just before the Sermon.  Worship Bags will be available for every child on these Sundays.  
  • October 2 
  • November 6
  • December 4
  • January 1
  • CHILDREN'S CHOIR: Starting at 11:30am on Sundays.  contact Pastor Steve for more information. 

NURSERY: 0-2 Years Old

10:00am:  Room 105

PRESCHOOL: 3-5 Years Old

10:00am Drop-Off:  Fireside Room

Pick-up: Room 200-201

WSBC KIDS: K-2nd GRADE

10:00am Drop-Off:  Fireside Room

Pick-Up: Room 211

 

3rd-5th GRADE

10:00am Drop-Off: Fireside Room

Pick-Up: Room 204

CHILDREN'S CHOIR: K-5th GRADE

11:30am:  Room 211/Fireside Room

The check-ins kiosk is located near the WSBC Office for children Nursery through 5th Grade.  Please check in each Sunday.  A Children's Ministry Volunteer or Greeter will be available to assist and greet your family as ID/Name tags are printed.

 

We use the Planning Center check-ins automated check-in system as a security measure for our Families and Volunteers.

 

You can even speed up the check-in process by using the Church Center app.  Family Pre-Check can start before you even arrive at the check-ins kiosk.  

Church Center App is available for download on both Apple iOS & Android.


WSBC KIDS: K-5th GRADE

  DIG IN: THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR

Each week WSBC KIDS will DIG INTO the BIBLE's grand story in a classroom format. Our highly creative and caring teachers and assistants strive to create a relational environment that focuses on that day's lesson through a variety of a experiences, activities and crafts as they explore God's great story through the whole Bible this year.  Our WSBC Kids will discover that the Bible matters and that it is a loving story from God about God and His plan to rescue people like you and our kids through His Son, Jesus.

 

We want every child to grow in God's Story and know the heart of God's Word as we teach through the Bible this year.


NURSERY (0-2) & PRESCHOOL (3-5)

10:00am: 

Nursery in Room 105

PreK in Room 200-201

WSBC KIDS: K-5th GRADE

10:00am:

We start in the Fireside Room and split off into smaller groups.  K-2nd Grade in Room 211 & 3rd-5th Grade in Room 204


  LIVEWIRE: For Children & Families

We are excited about LiveWire this year!

September 14 - December 14

January 11 - May 24

LiveWire is our midweek ministry to children and families.  This year, we will host a simple dinner for the whole family starting at 6pm each Wednesday Night.  We know it can be tricky to get from one thing to another and eat dinner all at the same time on a week night.   We hope this is will help. 

 

Come on out for our Church Family Dinner each Wednesday at 5:45pm! 

 

LiveWire has a full schedule of Bible Stories, Memory, Fun & Games and more each Wednesday with

  • Dinner at 5:45pm and
  • LiveWire from 6:30-7:45pm. 

 

WESTERN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH | THE VILLAGE CHURCH


LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER at WSBC Kids or Students?

JOIN OUR MINISTY TEAM!

We believe that ministry volunteers have a lasting impact on the children they serve. Our relationship with them will represent the love of Christ. Because of this great responsibility before the Lord (James 3:1), we require all volunteers to complete a background check, meet specific qualifications, and expectations , be qualified, and we feel it is important to communicate to you the qualifications for volunteers, the expectations we have for you while being a volunteer, and the great blessings you can look forward to as a children’s ministry volunteer.

If you would like more information about becoming a Children’s Ministry volunteer, please contact Joel Sisson our Family Pastor or the Church Office.

Every potential ministry volunteer at the Western Springs Baptist Church will participate in the following screening process.  

  • A Ministry Application which includes at least two references.
  • A Background Check form
    • Briefing on Child Safety Procedures, and/or
    • Online Video Child Safety Training
  • Interview
  • Additional Minsistry Training

WESTERN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH | THE VILLAGE CHURCH