WEE KIDS

SBC PRESCHOOL MINISTRY

The Preschool Ministry exists to provide a safe and loving environment for God’s little children, ages Birth through Pre-K 5’s, giving them opportunities to hear and learn about God’s love.
The Sullivan Baptist Church Preschool Ministry is partnering with parents to nurture children through the teaching of the Bible and by demonstrating unconditional love so
they may become fully developing followers of Christ.
FUN
Each week, our team loves to provide a fun and safe place for your preschooler through play, stories, crafts, games and worship. Our team is made up of people who feel called to teach kids about the love of Jesus. Each Sunday they help to bring excitement and enjoyment to your child’s church experience.
SAFETY
Our Preschool uses a secure check-in system to ensure the safety and security of all children. When you register your child(ren), you will be given a security sticker for drop-off and pick-up, and will be asked to provide emergency contact information.  You will also be asked to sign-in and sign-out your child(ren) on the clipboard for each individual classroom.  In addition, all Preschool staff and volunteers must pass a thorough background screening and complete training in standard Preschool policies and procedures.  Please inform our teachers of special medical or security needs for your child.
LEARNING
As a church, we are always investing in the next generation, and this starts with infants.  From teaching and praying over infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, to sharing relevant Bible lessons with them, our goal is for each child to learn about the Bible and experience God’s Presence weekly. Don’t let your child miss out on the weekly time of learning about Jesus in our Preschool Ministry classes.  Come be a part of what is going on in WeeKids each week!

OUR BELIEFS ABOUT CHILDREN

Get to know more about our sbc children's ministry.

We believe that children are a gift from God and should be handled with love and care. We believe children are important in the kingdom of God and that Jesus died to redeem children from their sin. We believe Jesus has called children to follow Him and children can be equipped to serve Jesus and others. We believe children deserve a safe, positive, nurturing, and age-appropriate learning environment that is free of fear, pressure to "grow up" or prejudice. We believe that ministry is not just "to" children but "with" children. We learn from children as we teach them.
We believe God has appointed parents as the primary spiritual instructors of their children and the church's roles is to assist in the cooperative effort of that responsibility. We believe successful ministry is the shared responsibility of children ministry staff, and volunteers, parents, and the church body. We believe ministry should be creative, innovative, and in touch with the children and families of our community. We believe that except for the Holy Spirit, effective teachers are the most important component of our ministry. We believe relational ministry is best served with adults who serve as positive role models to the child.

Children's Ministry PhilosOphy

The Children's Ministry is a dynamic integral part of Sullivan Baptist Church. It is a cooperative effort between the church and the home, utilizing  the efforts of both parents and the church body to effectively reach the children of our community with the message of the love of Jesus.
The AIM of our ministry is Christ-centered. We desire to help parents in building a strong spiritual foundation in the lives of children which will lead them into a personal dynamic relationship with Jesus.
The PROGRAM of our ministry is centered on the child. Our ministry focuses on the spiritual, relational, physical, and mental needs of the child. All programming is designed to encourage growth in these areas. Our focus is not on a program but on people.
Our METHODOLOGY is experienced-based. Our ministry is not based on passive learning. Our ministry is active as children are involved in the learning process: questioning, discovering, and evaluating. God's Word (the Bible) is central in our teaching and it's importance emphasized. (2 Timothy 3:15)
Our FACILITIES must provide an environment that stimulates learning. Our classroom design, furnishings, and educational equipment keep in mind the appropriate age-group characteristics for the children in that particular room.
Our STAFF & VOLUNTEERS are comprised of men and women who have trusted Jesus as their personal Savior and desire to share the love of Jesus with our children. They are members of SBC and completed background checks. We provide the materials, curriculum, facilities, and proper training to equip our staff and volunteers to successfully accomplish their goals.

"Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them." (Matthew 19:14)

"You have been taught the holy scriptures from infancy, and they have given you wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Jesus." (2 Timothy 3:15)

"Love the Lord your God with all of your heart and with all of your mind and with all of your strength." (Mark 12:30)

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Our team would love to answer any questions that you may have. This is our specialty.
You can contact us Monday - Thursday from 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Sharon Arredondo, Children's Ministry Director
Sullivan Baptist Church 4152 Maplewood Street Kingsport, TN 37660
sharona@sullivanbaptist.org 423.483.4650

PLANNING A VISIT?

SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:00 AM and 10:15AM; SUNDAY NIGHTS 6:00 PM; WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 7:00 PM

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 9:00 A.M.

Caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs through Bible stories, crafts, and activities. Children are placed in classrooms by birthdate.

SUNDAY MORNING EXTENDED SESSION 10:15 A.M.

We continue to provide care and teaching for Preschoolers Birth through Pre-K 5’s, through WeeCare during the Sunday morning Worship Service.

WEE CARE 6:00 P.M. - 7 P.M.

Care, play, and Bible story teaching to God’s little ones, infants and toddlers, are provided during the Sunday Night Worship and Bible Study for adults.

PRESCHOOL PRAISE TEAM 6:00 P.M. - 7 P.M. 

Music is essential to your child’s development.  Not only does it make them happier, but it also scientifically helps with reading, math, science, and overall self-confidence. We invite you to bring your 3’s, 4’s, and Pre-K 5’s on Sunday nights to learn the fundamentals of music and sing fun, Christ-centered songs!

BIBLE DRILL PREPS

On Sunday Nights from 5:00 to 6:00 PM, 4 year-olds and Pre-K 5’s get to participate in a program designed to help Preschoolers prepare to know what the Bible is and the importance of reading and studying it!  Preschool Bible Drill Preps help lay the foundation for little ones to understand what the Bible is, teach them the basics of knowing that there is an Old Testament and New Testament, as well as the number of Books in the Bible, and even begin learning some key Bible verses at their level.

MISSION FRIENDS WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT 7:00 P.M.

Infants and Toddlers are taught about God, Jesus, and the Bible during their time in WeeCare on Wednesday nights. Preschool is an exciting time in a child’s life, where they develop an understanding of who God is and how they play a part in His plan for the world.
2's, 3’s, 4’s, and Pre-K 5's are taught the building blocks of faith - we teach them of God’s love for all people through engaging activities, games and stories each week. Mission Friends will move them from a focus of self to a focus on others.  This builds a lasting foundation that helps them grow into the next generation of Christ-Followers who will fulfill His Great Commission. 





Infants & Crawlers

Infants & Crawlers

• Has a sense of trust and security

• Feels that church is a "happy place"

• Hears God and Jesus' names spoken in love and begins to recognize them

• Begins to make simple choices

• Begins to see that there is acceptable/unacceptable behavior

• Hears prayers; soothing, Christian music






Toddlers/Young Twos

Toddlers/Young Twos

• Begins to recognize why behavior is right or wrong

• Knows the Bible is a special book - God's Word, and it's all true

• Knows God and Jesus are special and thinks they are special

• Sings simple Bible songs or rhythms

• Says blessing

• Listens to Bible stories

• Understands basic Bible stories; God made the world, God gives colors, etc.

• Knows prayer is special and important

• Offers thanks

• Introduced to simple Bible truths: Be kind, God made everything, etc.






Older Twos/Threes/Fours/Pre-K Fives

Older Twos/Threes/Fours/Pre-K Fives

• Identifies Bible characters; knows Bible stories are true

• Begins to make simple personal application of Bible truths at home, school, play, church

• Understands consequences of behavior (sin conscience)

• Begins to accept responsibility for behavior, senses own spirituality separate from parents

• Begins to ask questions about spiritual matters, shows an eagerness to learn more

• Begins to understand how to express love to God/Jesus (worship)

• Begins to personalize and participate in prayer, understands that God hears and answers

• Demonstrates respect for God, Jesus, Bible, church, worship and shows a desire to please God

• Begins to memorize simple parts of scripture

• Understands simple ways to serve God

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OUR CHILDREN’S MINISTRY INCLUDES MANY
SPECIAL EVENTS SUCH AS:

Vacation Bible School (Preschool and Elementary)
Children’s Camps (4th and 5th Graders)
Back to School Bash
Hallelujah Fall Festival
Kid’s Night (Parents night out)
Pool Parties
Corn Maze Trip
Christmas Party
Valentine’s Day Party

PARENT-CHILD DEDICATIONS

Deuteronomy 6:7-9 commands parents to teach their children the truths of God as a part of daily living. 2nd Timothy 3:15 verifies the importance of teaching children these truths beginning at an early age. By participating in the Parent-Child Dedication, parents are to rear their child under the principles of the Bible and to teach them the truths of God. This type of rearing will come as a direct result of their own personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Through the Parent-Child Dedication, parents are also acknowledging that the child ultimately belongs to God and that He has a purpose and plan for them!

The Parent-Child Dedications are scheduled in the 10:15 morning worship service. First time participants are asked to attend an orientation class.  For information, please contact Sharon Arredondo our Children’s Ministry Director at 423-483-4650 or at sharona@sullivanbaptist.org.

PROMOTION SUNDAY

Keep in mind that Promotion means change and it may take a little time for you and your child to settle in.
Medical/Security issues must be updated as needed but at least annually (in August). Please stop by the Lemonade Stand to fill out a new Registration Card.

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR JESUS,HIS WORD, AND HIS CHILDREN?WE NEED YOU! PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER SERVING
HIS SHEEP WITH US!

Please fill out the following information and Sharon Arredondo, our Children’s Ministry Director, will be in contact with you very soon!