Elementary Family Ministry
The family ministry of Cordova Community Church partners with God and parents in raising children to know, love, follow and share Jesus Christ. It's a community effort. And it's not just "children's ministry"; it's family ministry. We believe that the church's role is to give parents the resources and support they need to raise their children to know God.
Our community works with families in 3 main ways.
KidZone is a 45-minute weekly production that uses music, drama, storytelling and videos to entertain and inspire families.
KidZone teaches a different virtue each month to kids and their parents. Parents and kids share this time together and use it as a starting point for spiritual conversations throughout the week. KidZone works hand in hand with the FamilyWise FamilyTimesTM virtue packs we distribute to families each month. The virtue packs have discussion starters, a CD with drama, music, and "how-to" advice for teaching kids about the virtue, and Bible stories that teach kids what God has to say, but in a way that kids can understand.
This month's virtue: Discipline - Doing what you need to do now so you can grow stronger.
Check out what we did at KidZone last week
KidZone is a large group environment for kids and their families. Cordova Community Children's Cells (C-4), is a small group environment that helps kids connect with other kids and adults. Just like cells are the basic building block of your body, at Cordova Community Church we believe cell groups are the basic building blocks of our church. Children’s cells give kids an opportunity to talk about how they can put the virtue to work every day. Children’s Cells meet during the preaching portion of our worship celebration.
C4 also tries to find ways to help parents connect with their kids and the week's Bible story. "Fridge Door Sheets" and "GodTime Cards" lead kids and their parents through discussion and Bible study centered around the week's virtue "bottom line". These are great discussion starters, easy questions, and a great way to train your kids to set aside some time each week to see what God has to say about everyday stuff.
Cordova Community Church believes that children are important members of the church family. They learn to be in community by being a part of that community, working, living and playing. Children and families are active participants of our weekly cell group meetings. Depending on the cell group, children take part in any or all parts of the weekly meeting, praying, worshipping, and fellowshipping. Again, depending on the group, a Kids' Slot may also be offered. Kids Slot usually happens during the adult lesson time, and is an opportunity for kids to study the same topic as the adults, but in a way that lets them share on their own level. Once the meeting is over, parents and adults can share with kids about what they learned about their relationship with God.