At The Avenue Church in Independence and in Blue Springs, we believe it’s important for us as parents to raise our children in the way that they should go, so that when they grow old that they won’t depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
Therefore our children’s ministry, Avenue Kids, is designed to complement the primary parental responsibility in ministering to your children. We do believe that both the church and the parents have a role in raising children to know and believe the gospel.
Vision for Avenue Kids
The vision for Avenue Kids has three parts. Avenue Kids exists to teach children to:
1. Experience the love of Christ, through hearing and knowing the gospel each week.
2. Equip them in the truths of who Jesus is, and what He’s done in the stories of the bible.
3. Exercise their growing relationship with Christ in everyday life through applicable exercises and having fun!
Curriculum & Care
We use The Gospel Class from Lifeway. The Gospel class utilizes the bible fully to present the powerful message of the gospel each week in a way that engages our children’s hearts and minds. Each Sunday we want to present powerful stories in the bible that instruct and encourage our children in God’s plan for their life. The Gospel Class includes age specific worship, and super fun activities to disciple our kids in the message of the Gospel.
Avenue Kids is available for babies through children in 5th grade during our 10:45am worship service. Our Avenue Kids program at 10:45 involves Musical worship, a Bible lesson, crafts, games and snacks, all of these led by Avenue church members who serve on a rotating schedule. As a policy, we run background checks on all who serve in our childcare areas and provide a safe and secure area. All youth 6th grade and older join the adults for worship service.
The Avenue Kids ministry is led by a team of teachers dedicated to pouring into our kids. For more information about Avenue Kids, please contact Kayla Turner.