We believe from the Scriptures that God has chosen to work in families. We covenant (or solemnly promise) at the baptism of each child born into the covenant community to assist the parents in the Christian nurture and admonition of their children. At Second Presbyterian Church we take this vow seriously as evidenced by our many ministries that come alongside parents. The following are some of the ways through which we discharge this responsibility:
• A loving and safe nursery is provided, allowing parents to participate in the work and worship of the church.
• Sunday School Community for all ages: Second Presbyterian Church utilizes our denomination’s teaching curriculum for K2 through 8th grade. Adult classes (high school and above) are taught by our officers or ministers on biblical topics or bible surveys.
• Communicants Class is provided yearly for children whose parents believe their child is ready to make a credible public profession of faith in Jesus Christ. The class will instruct each child in the basics of the Christian faith and the meaning of the membership vows to be taken. Parents are welcome to attend with their child/children.
• Children’s Chapel is for K4 through 5th grade on Sunday morning (10 a.m.) in the Sanctuary. The Senior minister or ministry staff leader interacts with children about the morning sermon, after which they are dismissed for Sunday School.
• Cat Kids (short for “Catechism kids”) meets throughout the year on Wednesdays from 6:55 p.m. to 8 p.m. coordinated by our CE Committee and involving many members and parents. Catechisms have been used for almost two millennia in the church to teach both children and adults the basics of the Bible and Christian Theology. We use the Children’s and Westminster Shorter Catechism as a core curriculum but also include missions, music and other activities.
For questions about our children's ministry or how your child can get involved, please contact our directory of children's ministries, Jill Mann