Groups & Growth
We desire for all children to know Jesus, love Jesus and share Jesus with the world.
Young Hearts and Minds
Children may be small, but they have a big place in our hearts at The Peoples Church. We desire for all children to know Jesus, love Jesus and share Jesus with the world. Your child’s early years are foundational for imprinting values and knowledge to last a lifetime. We want your child’s foundation to include Jesus, the truth of the Bible and a sense of belonging to the whole body of Christ. We are thrilled by the opportunity to partner with you as your child grows in Christ.
Sundays include large-group and small-group settings. We begin with a large-group time of worship and learning from the Bible using our DVD-based curriculum that encourages your child to love and serve God.
Please Note – Children’s Ministry programs are offered during the 9:15 AM and 11:30 AM services.
We offer a special needs ministry during the 11:30 AM service for children up to the age of 12. Children are able to play, sing and learn about the Bible in a modified program that has additional support. Contact us if you would like to learn more about this program and see if it would be a good fit for your child.
Children’s Ministry Access
Parents and children now have their own dedicated entrance in and out of the west wing of the church—helping to streamline check-in and ease traffic in the hallways on Sunday mornings. To ensure the safety of our children, only parents with dedicated name tags will be permitted in the west wing. Anyone without a name tag will need to use the front doors or another alternative exit when leaving the building on Sundays.
Finding Your Child’s Room
Use the colour chart to find the right room number and group name for your child, based on age and unique needs. If you have any questions, please ask a member of our Children’s Ministry team on Sunday mornings.
Next Gen Impact: Volunteer with Us!
Volunteer with our Children’s Ministry!
- We’re looking for Children’s ministry leaders. There are opportunities in the 9:15 and 11:30 AM services to work with a variety of age groups from infants to kids who are 12 years of age.
- We’re also looking for people to help on the team that oversees the electronic check-in system and greets families as they come in. If you enjoy technology or greeting newcomers, this is an amazing opportunity for you!
If you are interested in any of the above serving opportunities, please register through our Serving Directory!
Power Up: Summer VBS
JULY 15-19 & AUGUST 26-30 • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
We hope to see your child(ren) at Power-Up this summer!
Power-Up is a week-long summer VBS that includes exciting games in our gym, creative arts and crafts in our classrooms and interactive Bible story times in Founders Hall.
There are two age group activity times for kids who are 4-6 years old and 7-11 years old. We have an amazing team of adult leaders and volunteers who can’t wait to meet our kids and engage in activities to teach our kids that:
“God’s power has given us everything we need to lead a godly life.” – 2 Peter 1:3 (NIRV)
Our kids will be challenged to step up as they learn that knowing God and trusting in Jesus fills each of us with the Fruit of the Spirit!
Each week costs $140 per child, and extra childcare is available at an additional cost.
Volunteer with us at Power Up!
We’re looking for adult and student volunteers to join our kids at VBS this summer! We’ll need your help with a variety of activities. The main responsibility of our volunteers will be to engage with our kids as they move from activity-to-activity. Please fill out the application form and return it to Adam or the Welcome Centre and our team will get in touch with you!
Year-Long Bible Reading Challenge
Join us for an exciting challenge to help your family engage in God’s Word throughout the year! We’ll be using the Bible Reading Plan from The Bible Project, and there are a few things you can do to prepare for this exciting opportunity:
Step 1 – Download the Read Scripture app in your smartphone app store
Step 2 – Explore TheBibleProject.com and see what is coming
Step 3 – Create a RightNow Media account. By subscribing, all videos that are a part of your reading plan will become available for you to watch anywhere!
If you have any questions, please contact Adam.
Welcoming a New Child into Your Family
Many faith traditions celebrate the birth of a child through baptism. Here at Peoples, we offer family dedication instead—and with it, we celebrate the extended circle of support provided by family and friends who are welcoming the child into their lives.
Family dedication can be done at any age, until a child is ready to personally accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour and be baptized. We encourage you to consider the opportunity for family dedication to celebrate the wonderful gift that God has given you—and to acknowledge your dependence on him in raising your child.
Family Dedication Classes
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, NOVEMBER 3 & 10 • 9:15 – 10:15 AM • W201
If you would like to participate in the next dedication, we ask all parents to attend a three-week course on parenting. The course will be held on the three Sundays prior to the dedication service on Sunday, November 17. Please submit a completed dedication form by Sunday, October 27. For more information, please contact us.