The Children’s Ministries are led by Christy Hager and assisted by a team of caring volunteers. This ministry serves kids in 7th and 8th grades.
7th and 8th grade students attend the worship service with their parents, and then are excused to their separate areas for an interactive lesson prepared especially for them. In this age group we also employ the learning philosophy developed by Group Publishing, Inc, call the REAL Learning Philosophy. This learning philosophy instructs students Relational (Allowing time for relationship building between students and between student and leader, through discussion and other team building activities), Experiential (Not just hearing about the lesson, but experiencing the lesson through interactive drama, science experiments, and any other learning opportunity where the senses are involved), Applicable (Making sure that students not only know the Bible lesson but can apply it to their everyday life, by teaching that application and allowing time for brainstorming ways that the Bible Point can be lived out), and Learner-Based (Teaching students in a variety of methods so that no matter what their specific learning style and educational needs are, they can grasp the Bible Point).
Christy’s Vision for the Children’s Ministries
My vision for the Children’s Ministries is the same as that of Jacob’s Well:
To live, learn and lead others to “The Better Way.” As far as my vision for where I see this ministry going? I dream of this ministry expanding far beyond Sunday morning and into the week. This would be by providing ministries like a homework club for the children of our area with volunteers with specific giftedness and knowledge on everything from math to reading/language arts to science and social studies. Other possibilities would be Theater Arts Camps during the summer months, Vacation Bible Schools/Camps, Fall and Spring Events, Parenting Workshops, Piano/Vocal Lessons and anything else God may bring to our minds that can be used by Him to influence and provide for our area with the love and grace of Christ.
Because There is a Better Way!
PO Box 54 Plano, IL 60545 firstname.lastname@example.org