Children’s Ministry

Every Sunday we have Kid’s Church for kids Pre-K through Junior High. We begin church together as one big family, and the children are dismissed later in the service. We have two classes: one for Elementary (K-4th) and one for Junior High (5th-8th).

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up..”  Deuteronomy 6:5-7 

Parent’s Room:  We have a fully equipped nursery with age appropriate toys for infants and toddlers to play while parents enjoy the Worship Service on our closed circuit television. The nursery is located in the back room of the church hall.

Elementary: Enjoy interactive, hands-on-learning about God, covering major Bible stories and connecting them with Scripture’s larger storyline. Prayer, Bible reading, offering, scripture memorization, and personal devotions are incorporated into each week’s lesson.

Junior High: The Junior High class engages students through thoughtful discussion, focusing on spiritual growth and discipleship, and encouraging students to apply Scripture to everyday life in meaningful ways.


Our Priority: Safety

It is our priority to keep your child safe. All teachers and youth leaders have passed a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) background check through the State of Massachusetts.


Our Philosophy: KIDS MATTER! 

1) In order for children to learn what it means to be part of the body of Christ, we (the church body) need to recognize the truth that children are a vital part of the church today.

2) Children are the legacy and heritage of the church. We need to invest our time and resources to minster to them at their level.

3) The primary responsibility for training Christian children lies within the family. However, the  Forestdale Children’s Ministry serves to reinforce and provide training and spiritual support for parents and the family unit.

4) The Children’s Ministry services to guide each child and youth towards a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through classroom instruction, mentorship relationships, prayer and encouragement.