Preschool Ministry

Shepherding and Loving Newborns through Kindergartners

Sunday School

9 & 10:30 AM

Preschoolers and Kindergartners are being shown and taught the love of Christ through Bible stories, activities, and games as they learn about the Bible in fun, interactive ways.

Worship Care

9 & 10:30 AM

Worship Care, for babies through Kindergarten, takes place during the morning worship service every Sunday. Our preschool parents and other church members volunteer once a month to care for our preschoolers during this time. During this time, preschoolers are taught a Bible Story and do small group activities in classrooms to reinforce what they are learning during Sunday School

Midweek

6-7PM

Midweek Preschool will be packed with a Bible story, scripture memory, life application, mission activities, and fun! Our desire is for preschoolers to know that Jesus loves them and indeed is their very best friend! In His great love for them, we want them to know that they can tell people about that great love. They can be a missionary! Contact Sarah for more information skent@shades.org

Our Programs

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)

Join us in June for an unbelievable week of VBS from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day. VBS offers exciting lessons and applicable activities for children entering kindergarten and up.

PRESCHOOL FUN DAYS

Opportunities during the summer for families with preschoolers to enjoy fun activities together.

PARENT DEDICATION

Parent Dedication is a ministry to the parents of newborns at Shades. The Parent Dedication service is a time of commitment for parents to raise their children to love Jesus, and for the Church to affirm its support of new families.

MISSION PROJECTS

Opportunities during the year for preschoolers and their families to be involved in missions, including Christmas Service Projects and our Global Impact Celebration (GIC), where preschoolers get to meet missionaries from around the world.

Early Learning Center

Looking for A Weekday Preschool?

This program is for children ages eight months-kindergarten. Children are challenged to learn through age-appropriate, hands-on experiences and inspired to love exploring and thinking for themselves. Our staff is dedicated and excited to provide each child with his or her own loving and nurturing atmosphere, where they can grow and thrive within a Christ-like environment.

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Are you Expecting?

We are so thrilled for you that you are expecting maybe your first child or your fourth child! Either way we know this season brings lots of new emotions and unknowns. We as a Preschool Ministry are here to walk you through these next step as you being a lifelong parenting journey. You are seen and loved by a loving Father that will be with you so personally and intimately in the coming days, weeks and years.  If you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to reach out to Sarah Kent, our Minister to Preschool or click the link below to let us know you're expecting!

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Resources for Parents

Parents, this page exists to keep you informed on different areas of our ministry, as well as to provide useful information, encouragement, and support as you strive to raise your child to know and love God. We hope these resources are helpful to you as we join together in ministering to your child.


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If you want to volunteer in this ministry but aren't sure where to begin, current volunteer opportunities are one button away.

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