Our mission at Parkside is to make church a place where children want to be. Our passion is to build relationships so that we might have the privilege of being part of each child's spiritual journey, as they become a devoted follower of Christ. We believe a child’s spiritual growth begins at birth, so as your child grows, his knowledge of biblical truths deepens. Your child’s faith experience begins the minute they enter Parkside. It’s exciting and fun. The children’s ministry will team up with you in reaching, teaching, and building children of real faith and character that lasts. We also offer tools to equip you as the primary spiritual leader in the home. As a parent/guardian, you will have the opportunity to participate in Sunday School and worship knowing that your child is being taught the Bible and is well cared for.
Take a peek at our Children's Ministry Calendar!
Check out what is going on in the Children's Ministry!
From pregnancy to elementary school, moms join together to encourage each other and help each other make the best of the years with littles.
We meet the first Monday of the month from 9:30-11:30 am in the Parkside Fellowship Hall. Socialize with other moms, listen to relevant speakers, create arts and crafts, have group discussions, and share life and good food! Cost is $40 or the year or $25 per semester. Childcare is available in the the Kids, Inc. preschool program for free with any registered mom.
The dates for the FALL SEMESTER are:
September 9 (2nd Monday)
The dates for the SPRING SEMESTER are:
January 13 (2nd Monday)
For more information, check out the Moms, Inc. Facebook page HERE!
What Makes AWANA Unique?
It brings churches and parents together to raise children to know, love, and serve Christ.
Commitment to reaching unsaved children and families with the gospel
Bible teaching to build a biblical worldview
Support for parents as kids' primary spiritual trainers
A fun, dynamic approach to learning God’s Word
Mentor and peer relationships
Training future church leaders to serve today
What Matters Most to God . . . and to AWANA . . . and to Parkside
Children hold a special place in Jesus’ heart. He created them. He sacrificed His life for their sins. He longs for them to know, love and serve Him. He desires to spend eternity with them. His kingdom belongs to such as these.
For the safety of our children, we have specific check-in procedures and pick-up procedures. Parents or guardians need to check children in at the preschool kiosk. Pick children up at the following locations -Puggles/Cubbies are to be picked up in the preschool area and Sparks/T&T are to be picked up at the north doors of the ROC gym.
Age-group programs* available through AWANA
Puggles: Age 2 by September 1
Cubbies: Age 3-PreK by September 1
Sparks: K-2nd grade
Truth & Training: 3rd-6th grade
* Children 4 and under must have a parent in attendance in Wednesday night activities (Bible Study, Worship Ministry, AWANA or Throwdown) to be able to participate in AWANA Puggles or Cubbies.
Cost is $25 for the 1st child and $10 for each additional child, with a maximum cost of $50 per household. The 2019-2020 year will kick off on September 4th. You can also click on the button below to register online.