Children's Ministry

The Backyard – our Children’s Ministry – is where we love Jesus and love kids! You’ll find a safe, fun, and welcoming place for all kids to learn, grow, and play. Come see what a difference Jesus can make!

Sunday School

Wonderland (birth – kindergarten)

Classes meet at 9:15am and 11am. Infants and toddlers alike feel loved and cared for in our clean, well staffed nursery area. They learn that God loves them and that they are special.

Babies in the infant nursery can play, rock, sleep, etc. Toddlers participate in age-appropriate     activities, Bible stories, singing and prayer, and snack time.

Early Childhood age children (3 years through Kindergarten) will experience age-appropriate Bible teaching and active learning, worship through singing and prayer, crafts and snack time. 

Discipleland (1st – 5th grade)

At 9:15am, our grade school children build a firm foundation as they are taught the Word of God through Bible study and appropriate applications for their daily living. We give them opportunities to accept Jesus as their personal Savior and teach them  early to depend upon the Holy Spirit to give direction to their lives. 

At 11am, our Discipleland children gather together for Club3:16, where they focus on what it means to truly be worshipers of God through activities that will expand their knowledge of how God wants us to honor him.

Visit the Children’s Ministry welcome center in the lower level atrium for first-time check-in.

Awana Clubs

Each Wednesday evening (September – May), children in preschool – 5th grade participate in our Awana® program. Here, God’s word is instilled in their hearts using a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Awana® Clubs International establishes a welcoming, supportive environment where kids from all backgrounds learn how a personal relationship with Christ affects their everyday lives. Registration is required. Contact or call 971.371.2238 to learn more.

Click HERE to register for AWANA Clubs 2016-17

Volunteer Opportunities

There’s nothing more exciting than getting involved in what God is doing in the lives of our children, and there are numerous opportunities in The Backyard to use your time and talents to serve our kids! Contact   or 971.371.2228 to learn about available opportunities and how you can be part of our church family’s commitment to our kids. You can also download the Children’s Ministry Volunteer Application here and turn it in to the Children’s Ministry Office.