To Create an environment that is so fun, and so exciting, that kids want to come and bring their friends.
To Lead children and their families to Christ, and walk with them to maturity.
These are the values that we feel are essential to providing the kind of Children's Ministry that God has called us to provide to our Families.
P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E. Definition: A custom or habit of doing something
Protecting children with an uncompromising safety process
If one of these little children believes in me, and someone causes that child to sin, then it will be very bad for that person. It would be better for him to have a large stone tied around his neck and be drowned in the sea. Matthew 18:6 (ICB)
“In God we trust, all others must be screened.”
Risking failure through innovation and reinvention of programs
“I have commanded you ‘Be strong and courageous! Don’t tremble or be terrified, because the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.’” Joshua 1:9 (GWT)
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt
Affirming, honoring and valuing others through authentic leadership
Therefore encourage one another, and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
1 Thessalonians (NASB)
“Definition of an arch: Two weaknesses leaning against each other to make a strength.” Leonardo Divinci
Creating an exciting, fun learning environment with excellence
No one ever pours new wine into old leather bags. Otherwise, the new wine will break the bags, and the wine will be ruined along with the bags. But new wine should be put into new leather bags. Mark (NCV)
“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Trusting God for the impossible, the unknown and the unseen
Trust the LORD with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding. Remember the LORD in all you do, and he will give you success. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NCV)
“Act as though it were impossible to fail.” Winston Churchill
Investing in others through open and honest relationships
Do not be interested only in your own life, but be interested in the lives of others.
Philippians 2:4 (NCV)
“One thing for sure, if you see a turtle on top of a fence post you know he had help getting there.”
Coaching leaders to realize and fulfill their shape and potential
Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds.
“A good leader takes people where they want to go and ought to be, but a great leader takes people where they don’t want to go but ought to be.”
Empowering leaders and children through active ministry opportunities
He also gave apostles, prophets, missionaries, as well as pastors and teachers as gifts to his church. Their purpose is to prepare God’s people, to serve, and to build up the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12 (GWT)
“If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people.” Proverb