Children

Mission

Our mission at St. Alban's Children's Ministry is to provide a fun, loving, and safe environment where children are formed in the Christian faith through Bible-based curricula and hands-on activities. We want all children to know God's love for them in Jesus Christ, and that God's amazing grace is for them, too.

Sunday School

Children from pre-K to 6th grade participate in Sunday School at 10:15 AM. Nursery is available to ages 0-2 yrs. 

Godly Tots (age 2-4)

Content: Curriculum is Spark's "Activate Faith." Children will learn about God: how God made them, loves them, and is with them.

Location: Meets in Godly Tots room (Rm 8) on first floor of Outreach Center.

Pick-up/Drop-off: Parents drop off and pick up children in Room 8.

Godly Play (age 4-6)

Content: For children Kinder-2nd grade (ages 4-6), storytellers lead our children in Godly Play, a discovery method that engages the whole child: hands, heart, mind, senses, and intuition with a Montessori foundation. (Note: Parents of 4-yr-olds will have the option of placing their children in the Godly Tots class or in Godly Play.)

Location: Godly Play Room, in the Outreach Center, Room 6, 1st floor.

Drop-off/pick-up: Parents will pick up their children after class in the Godly Play Room. 

Godly Kids (age 7-9)

Content: For children in 3rd-4th grades (7-9 year-olds), we have a fun curriculum called DIG-IN, providing creative, multi-sensory teaching that immerses your kids in deeper Bible learning, helping them to know Jesus personally and develop a relationship with him. 

Location: This class is held in our Godly Kids room, Room 7, on the 1st floor of the Outreach Center. 

Drop-off/pick-up: Parents designate a spot on campus where their children will meet them after class. 

Godly Tweens (ages 10-12)

Content: For 5th-6th graders (11-12 year-olds). Uses the "Connect" curriculum from Spark House. Connect is a Bible-centered class for pre-teens that includes a warm-up game, video that blends humor with Bible story and solid theology. Students will have their own working Bible for the class. 

Location:This class meets in Room 13 on the second floor of the Outreach Center.

Drop-off/pick-up: Parents designate a spot on campus where their children will meet them after class. 

Children's Chapel

During the 9:00 and 11:15 AM services, all children are invited to participate in Children's Chapel, an age-appropriate worship service that takes place in Mahan Commons. After the second scripture reading, the Priest will invite all children forward for a blessing before they are dismissed for Children's Chapel. (If you're new or your children are nervous, parents are welcome to accompany their children forward and go to Children's Chapel with them.) The children then follow the Children's Chapel Leader out of the church during the hymn before the Gospel reading. This allows parents and caregivers the chance to listen to the sermon while their children receive instruction at their own level. The Children's Chapel leaders will bring the children back to the church during the Passing of the Peace, right before Communion.  

Kids Connection

Started in 2015, this joint ministry of St. Alban's, First Presbyterian Church, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and Austin Ave. Methodist Church is for children in 4th through 6th grades. We meet quarterly, after church, for games, a service project, and a lesson. Location rotates among the three churches. Contact Kim Arnold for dates and information. 

Other Events

We have other wonderful events for children throughout the year: wreath-making in Advent, our St. Alban's Day picnic, our Easter Egg hunt, and more. These events are listed in our monthly newsletter, The Epistle, our weekly email, and our weekly "Getting Connected" section in our worship bulletins.

Our children's ministry is currently led by Kim Arnold, Interim Coordinator for Children's Ministry, along with a dedicated team of volunteers. If you have any questions about our children's ministry, please contact Kim.

Click here if you are interested in applying for the full-time Director of Children's Ministry position.

Safe Church

Every member of our staff and vestry, and all staff and volunteers who work with youth and children, are certified by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas's Safeguarding God's Children program. This includes a background check and abuse prevention and awareness training.

Volunteer in Children's Ministry

At St. Alban's, Children's Ministry is a ministry we all share. It's the norm that parents of children in our ministry volunteer either in Children's Chapel or Sunday School. But lots of non-parents volunteer as well. Since Jesus put children at the center of his ministry, we believe that children's ministry is for the whole church. We invite you to join our team of dedicated volunteers. Roles include teaching Sunday School or serving as Doorkeeper (a second adult present to help the facilitator with crafts and activities). If you have been certified in Safeguarding God's Children, click below to sign up for a slot. Most of our volunteers serve one Sunday a month. If you'd like to sign up for the next Safeguarding God's Children certification, contact our Safe Church Administrator, Lori Youngblood

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