Whether you are a new member, a guest, or you’ve been a part of our family for a while, we are excited to have your children and your family as a part of our fellowship.
Our mission in the Children’s Ministry is to supplement the family as they lay down a spiritual foundation that, in God’s timing, will lead children into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Our ministry and activities focus on teaching children to love God, love God’s church, live in community, and embrace an attitude of Christian service.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Mark 10:14). At Second-Ponce we believe that children are an integral part of our church family, and we seek to provide opportunities to nurture their growth.
Children’s Ministry Forms
- Parental/Guardian Consent Form and Liability Waiver | Music & Missions Field Trips
- 2016/17 Medical and Photo Release Form
- 2016/17 Medical Information Form
Receive Children’s Ministry Updates
Parents, to get text message updates on Children’s Ministry events, text:”@spdlchild” to 81010.
Sunday Morning Schedule
We know that parents and grandparents who allow us the privilege of caring for their children trust us to keep their children safe. We also strive to make the time children spend at church a happy time for learning and fun. All children are lovingly cared for by paid workers and volunteers who seek to show children God’s love through their presence, personal interactions, and prepared lessons.
9:15 a.m. – Nursery Opens
Nursery care is available for all children for all newborns through Pre-Kindergarten aged children. We use a pager system for increased security and quick communication.
9:45 a.m. – Sunday School for Children
- Infants and Babies – Children’s Building, Room C316
- Toddlers and Twos – Children’s Building, Room C312
Bible story, craft, and free play
- 3-year-olds & 4-year-olds – Children’s Building, Room C309
curriculum for preschoolers, Bible story, and music participation
- Kindergarten – Children’s Building, Room C301
curriculum for Kindergarten, stories, activities, and crafts
- 1st and 2nd Graders – Children’s Building, Room C307
curriculum for 1st and 2nd graders, stories, activities, and crafts
- 3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders – Children’s Building, Room C304
curriculum for 3rd, 4th & 5th graders, stories, activities, and crafts
11:00 a.m. – Worship in the Sanctuary
A child of any age may attend the worship service; however, Worship Workshop is offered for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade during the school year at our 11 a.m. Worship Service. You and your child sit as a family during the first half of the service in order to experience corporate worship. At the designated time, children leave with their leader for an age appropriate learning time in Room C302 of the Children’s Building.
Children’s Wednesday Evening Programs
Dinner (from 4:45-5:30 p.m.) Offered in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $6 for adults; $3 for children. For adults, SPdL U (Adult Christian education) continues in the Fellowship Hall or other meeting rooms according to the track of study the adult has chosen.
Children’s Choirs (from 5:30-6:20 p.m.) creates an opportunity for music participation for children currently in PreK-5th grade. 6th grade children wishing to participate in choir serve as mentors to the younger children.
Music Friends (ages PreK/Kindergaten) meets in Room C318 in the Children’s Building
Music Makers (ages 1st-2nd grade) meets in Room C302 in the Children’s Building
Second-Ponce Singers (ages 3rd-5th grade) meets in the Sanctuary Choir rehearsal suite
Mission Groups (from 6:20-7:00 p.m.) offer children a time to learn about how our church uses its mission money, the lives of missionaries and missionary kids, cultural similarities and differences, and how kids can be missionaries too.
Mission Friends (ages PreK/Kindergarten) meets in Room C306 in the Children’s Building.
Girls on Mission (girls in grades 1-5) meets in Room C305 in the Children’s Building
Boys on Mission (boys in grades 1-5) meets in Room C303 in the Children’s Building
Nursery Care is provided on Wednesdays for children below the minimum age for activities from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. for church programs, and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for children of adult choir members.
Other Children’s Activities
Family Fun Events – Are scheduled every month. Check the website homepage for events and details
Vacation Bible School – Every summer, the children of Second-Ponce welcome their friends in the community to join them at our week-long VBS adventure. Second-Ponce de Leon invites children ages 3 (as of 9/1/15) through completed 5th grade to have an epic adventure.
Summer Camp – Once a year, children who have completed 3rd-5th grade are invited to attend a 4-night, sleep-away camp.
Early Childhood School – A Center of Distinction from Bright from the Start half-day pre-school. Call (404) 601-1119 for more information or visit the ECS page.
Pre-school Moms Fellowship – Our Pre-school Moms Fellowship meets every other Tuesday morning from 9:15 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room at the Family Life Center.