OD Kids Ministry
The Kids Ministry at Open Door is committed to building the gospel of Jesus Christ into the lives of the preschool and elementary age children in our care. We are committed to instructing children according to their ability to learn, understand, and apply the truths of the Bible. It is our goal to lay a gospel foundation in the lives of children so the Spirit can work in their hearts to bring them to saving faith in Jesus Christ.
Preschool Classes (1-4 year olds): 9:00am and 11:00am
On Sunday mornings, we offer classes for birth through 4 years old during the 9AM and 11AM services. In their classes we provide meaningful play and interaction while you attend Worship. Children two and up will participate in a Sunday School lesson, which is reinforced through songs and crafts.
Lower Elementary Discipleship (K-2nd)
K-2nd Grade Classes
These classes will consist of Scripture reading, a weekly lesson, and related activities. We look forward to helping your children love God and grow in their faith as they study the Scriptures. K-2nd classes meet downstairs at 9:00 in Rooms 112-114.
Blaze provides our children with an opportunity to engage in corporate worship in an age-appropriate setting. Understanding the needs of children, the Blaze experience is meant to be engaging and fun while also being purposeful and instructive. Blaze provides times of worship through teaching and music that lead our children into the understanding that they have been created to worship God with all of their lives. Blaze meets downstairs in the Children's Center at 11:00.
Upper Elementary Discipleship (3rd-5th)
It is a conviction of the leadership of Open Door that the corporate worship gathering lies at the heart of our family life as a church. It is our desire that parents would bring their children to the morning worship service as early as they see fit, but at least starting in third grade. Building on this foundational conviction, our 3rd-5th Sunday School classes take place on Sunday evenings, alongside other youth and children's activities. We hope to see you there! The schedule for Sunday evening is as follows:
- 5:30-5:45 - Dropoff (Room 202/Mirror Room)
- 5:45-5:55 - Large Group Warmup
- 6:00-6:40 - 3rd-5th Classes
- 6:45-7:10 - Large Group Games
- 7:15-7:30 - Pickup (Room 202/Mirror Room)
AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed and is taken from 2 Timothy 2:15. It is a disciple-making tool rooted in Scripture memorization. Included in every AWANA night is a Bible lesson and games as well. Open Door AWANA meets on Sundays from 5:45 to 7:15pm. AWANA is for kids age 2 through 5th grade*. Dues are $15/child (max $50/family).
If you have questions or wish to learn more about OD Kids, please contact Next Generation Minister, Jay Veverka.