Living Well Children’s Ministries
LIVING WELL KIDS
At The Living Well everyone matters! At our Well Kids times we seek to partner with parents to build families of faith—teaching and practicing worship, prayer, God’s word, offerings and sharing our faith. Our trained volunteers help kids understand these principles in ways that are fun, memorable and practical. Our goal is to help you give them the tools to embrace and practice their faith in everyday life. We use teaching material from the Orange Curriculum. Parents can download the companion app designed to keep conversations started on Sunday, continuing throughout the week. Search for “Parent Cue” in your smartphone’s app store to download!
Currently, The Living Well Kids program is offered for infants through 5th grade. Our littlest kids, ages 0 to 4, spend the whole service downstairs, in their classroom, learning and playing. In our 0 to 2 year old classroom, children read and hear Bible stories and are given opportunities to practice songs and themed verses. The 3 to 4 year olds deepen their understanding of the Bible stories by engaging in activities, games and crafts that relate to the discipleship program the Orange Curriculum calls “First Look“.
Older children (Young Fives to 5th Grade), begin their worship experience with their families upstairs and are then dismissed from the worship after about 20 minutes. They begin in the “Large Group” room where they prepare for the day’s story by playing a game and reviewing the monthly focus and Bible verse. The students then separate into two small groups (Young Fives-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade) to spend time with their discipler (teacher) and deepen their understanding of the Bible story through a program called 252.
**Children of all ages should be checked in prior to worship time. Please visit The Living Well Kid’s desk downstairs to check in.
PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN
Bring the little ones to The Living Well on the last Friday of each month for our TLW Playdate which takes place from 9:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. Come share the life as we have some play time, a craft, a snack and a Biblical story geared specifically for children ages 0 to 5.
Living Well Student Ministries
Student Ministries at TLW provides a place to belong–somewhere you can find, celebrate and share real life together. Whether you are just considering Jesus’ claims or following him with your whole heart, we think we are better off together! We’re just getting started, but we plan to meet each week on Sunday evenings, either at The Living Well or some other fun place.
Have any questions? Want to get involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Spencer and Shannon O’Dell.
TLW is also partnering with YoungLife Kalamazoo to provide connection and opportunities for middle school (Wyldlife) and high school (Younglife) students. Click here to provide your information and you will be invited to join. Under the club drop-down check “The Living Well” and they will get in touch with you!
Have any questions? Email email@example.com or speak to Ryan Neinhuis for more information.