Children's Discipleship

East Woods Children's Discipleship Ministry builds a joyous and loving relationship with God through knowing Jesus Christ and discovering God's Word in the Holy Bible. 

By pouring into your child’s life, partnering with parents, and cheering families on as they grow spiritually, we want kids to know how God’s Word fits into their lives, to learn how to talk to God, and to build friendships that will last. 

As children learn about God's teachings, they will discover their place in the church, how to apply these teachings to their lives and become true disciples of Jesus Christ.

CHILDREN's Sunday School

Who gets to attend Sunday School?

Children age 5 - 5th grade are invited to join us for Sunday School during the school year.

What happens during Sunday School?

Teachers and volunteers who minister in our classrooms are dedicated, caring, and committed Christians.  

We introduce children to the great Biblical dramas, connecting God’s Story to their story. We pray and sing and wonder together. 

When do we offer Sunday School?

We offer Sunday School after the Children's Message during worship, throughout the school year.

But I want my children in worship with me.  What other option do I have?

When your children stay in service with you, we have activity clipboards available as you enter the Sanctuary.  This helps them be engaged with worship at their level.


East Woods' Youth and Children Discipleship Ministry commits to bringing children into our community where they can:

  • belong to the family of God
  • celebrate - grow in their relationship with Jesus
  • care - learn to serve others
  • connect - share Jesus with their world

10 Ways to Connect with Children

at East Woods

  1. Seek out a child or teenager you don’t know and introduce yourself. 
  2. Get to know them:  his/her name, his/her age, his/her interest.
  3. Talk to them before and after service.
  4. Listen to them.  Provide a safe space for him/her.
  5. Find a connection or something in common.
  6. Participate together in worship.
  7. Be a part of “Family Events” we offer.
  8. Encourage them to be in service with you.
  9. Volunteer for the many roles that support Family Ministry and Youth Ministry.
  10. Pray for them and with them.

Contact Pastor Joyce for more information about connecting with kids.