Children of all ages can experience the love of God found in Christ. Our comprehensive ministry focuses on the needs and growth of children at each development level. Our programs are designed to teach your child the truth about God in fun and engaging ways that will help them discover Jesus and reflect God’s character to the world around them. We are dedicated to taking great care of your children and ensuring they experience God’s love at St. Andrew. Our great children’s ministry runs concurrently with our worship services. We also have special programs throughout the year.
Any special needs? Any prayer requests? Let us know. We are dedicated to taking great care of your children and ensuring they experience God’s love at St. Andrew. Every single child is welcome. We have an entire ministry called Gary’s Angels to make sure that all children have an enriching experience in a safe Sunday morning environment. We believe that if you raise your children at this church they will learn to love God and love others every week.
Room Assignments for Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Newborn-PreK | Room 10
Kindergarten-5th Grade begin in the worship service with their parents, then are dismissed during the service to Room 126.
Our children’s ministry runs concurrently with our worship services. For the safety of your child we ask that each child gets a name tag at a check-in station. For new families there is a check-in station on the main level. A smiling greeter in a blue t-shirt will be happy to help you.
Even the youngest child will experience God’s love through our caring, safe and nurturing environment. The three primary concepts we want kids in Early Childhood Ministry to know are:
God made me.
God loves me.
Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
Staff Contact: Defae Weaver, 214.291.8024
Elementary Programming at St. Andrew has three components, each targeted to a particular type of learning and relational environment:
PLUG IN: Focus the Energy (Small Groups)
Plug In is designed to introduce children to the day’s topic in a setting that gives them individualized attention from their Small Group Leaders and plenty of interaction with a small group of peers.
POWER UP: Engage the Heart (Large Group)
Power Up is designed to engage children in worship in a large group setting. Storytelling, prayer, and an innovative approach to the Bible story are always a part of this interactive time.
CATCH ON: Make the Connection (Small Groups)
Catch On is designed to help kids understand how the day’s topic applies to them. They’ll discuss real-life experiences, interact with a close-knit group of peers, and participate in a variety of activities that appeal to different learning styles. Life application and memory verse activities, as well as prayer, are always a part of this hands-on time.
Staff Contact: Kim Meyers, 214.291.8057
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Gary’s Angels seeks to embrace families of children with special needs so that they can fully participate in the life of the church.
Family members can feel comfortable participating in their own Sunday School classes and worship in the Sanctuary. Certified teachers and trained volunteers provide an interactive Sunday School program for their children with special needs.
Gary’s Angels is offered every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Sunday School Curriculum is prepared specifically to meet the needs of our special students. A variety of sensory activities keep children interested in God’s Word. A “quiet” room is set up for children needing limited stimulation.
A trained volunteer, “Buddy”, will be assigned to work with your child either in a regular Sunday School classroom, or in one of two classrooms specifically designed for our special students.
The Gary’s Angels ministry is dedicated to the memory of Gary Arnold. Gary and his wife Jennifer were instrumental in bringing this ministry to our church. Gary’s passion for life and his dedication to God and his family continue to inspire us.
You may contact Defae Weaver or call 214.291.8024 for information on enrolling your child in Gary’s Angels or for questions regarding volunteer opportunities.
Children’s Ministry Annual Events
February | Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
April | Easter Egg Hunt
May | PreK Bump Up Day
June | Promotion Sunday, Vacation Bible School
July | Camp Bridgeport, Science Camp
August | Back to school Sunday
September | 3rd Grade Bible Presentation
October | Fall Festival
December | Family Advent Celebration, Family Christmas Eve Service