Children’s Ministry

Our Children’s Ministry exists for one purpose: to help children grow in wisdom and stature, just like Jesus!

Our mission is to provide the best possible care, comfort, guidance and instruction in the Word of God for your children. Our adult volunteers work to demonstrate the love of God and life-changing principles to your children.

Each week, we offer Bible studies during Sunday School. We have many fun and educational events and programs for kids and families. During the summer months, we offer interactive children’s programs including Vacation Bible Camp.

In addition to traditional Sunday activities for kids, Mother’s Morning Out (MMO), Weddington Christian Preschool and Weddington Christian Academy offer academic excellence in learning and spiritual formation on a weekday basis.

The Ark Children’s Ministry Sunday Lesson

Hello from the Ark Team! We continue to miss you all and especially miss your child’s face, laughter, and love. We are all so eager to get back together soon and cannot wait for that day.

Even though we cannot be together, please know we all here trying very hard to keep you covered with Sunday morning lessons, object lessons on Facebook, Zoom meetings, and so much more. Click here to join our Ark Facebook Group.

We are praying for you and your family. Please know we are here for you.

-The Ark Children’s Ministry Team

The Ark Children’s Ministry: Sunday, August 2 Lesson

This week’s story: A Tent for God

Bible Verse: Exodus 25:1-31:15; 35:4-40:38

Sunday School Classroom Page

Here you will find everything you need in one place for Sunday morning, or whenever it is convenient for you to have Sunday school. There is a worship song, a “Deep Blue” bible lesson video, activity sheets, family discussion questions, and the monthly bible verse to learn. All you have to do is “click”. Also included is the “Apostles’ Creed”, “Psalm 23”, and “The Lords’ Prayer”. Keep growing in your faith. Click here to download the interactive lesson for this week.


News and Announcements 

August Placemat Praise While we are social distancing at home, we still want you to have access to our monthly “Placemat Praise.” Click here to view and print out at home; we have changed the size to 8 1/2 x 11. We miss you. Stay healthy and safe. God Bless.

Back to School Sunday Join us Sunday, August 16 at the 8:30 a.m. outdoor worship service with your children and their school backpacks. We are excited for another school year to start and we want to bless your children with their very own backpack tag created especially for them! The Ark team will be handing out backpack tags for each child to be put on their backpacks. Dr. Moore will have a moment of prayer for all of our students, school teachers, leaders, and staff. Now more than ever we need to ask God to put a hedge of protection around each and every child, our schools, leaders, staff, and parents as we embark on this different but very important school year. You and your children are welcome – please join us!

Nursery/Childcare Coordinator The Ark Children’s Ministry is currently accepting applications for our Nursery/Childcare Coordinator position. This is a paid part-time position that would require individuals to serve on Sunday mornings, Wednesday mornings and evenings, and various times throughout the week as needed. Individuals must enjoy walking alongside a team of women who love children and the Lord. They must also have a passion for serving the children and their families of our church. Other qualifications include ability to manage a team, serve together as a team, and adhere to our safe sanctuary practices and policies. A criminal background is required as well as references. If you think God is calling you to serve in this role, please contact Carolyn Nelson.

Nursery Workers Needed Are you looking for a way to earn a little extra money?  Do you like children or have a special knack for working with children?  The Ark Children’s Ministry is hiring fun loving, energetic people to work part time in our nursery on Sunday mornings, as well as weekday and evening opportunities.  Duties will include working alongside another provider in: holding, reading to, playing with children ages 1 and 2.  We need patient and gentle people to calm and soothe children who have a hard time being dropped off.  We need creative people to play age appropriate games and lead activities that will engage and occupy the children in our care.  To be clear, in addition to the fun, duties will also include diaper changing and nose wiping.  This is a physically active job as you will need to be up and down, pick up and carry little ones. Candidates must be 19 or older, have at least three references, pass a background check, and receive Safe Sanctuary training.  CPR certification is preferred at time of hire and required for ongoing employment.  We welcome mom’s to bring a little one with them, while still earning a little extra.  If you feel like this is something you could do and have interest in, please contact Children’s Pastor Carolyn Nelson.

Children’s Ministry Sick Policy

It’s that time of year when a lot of our children are coming down with nasty colds and viruses.  In order to keep our nurseries and classrooms as healthy as possible, please adhere to our Children’s Ministry Sick Policy.


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