Saint James Children’s Ministry

We are focused on helping your children discover, develop and experience the love of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to grow, nurture, and disciple children into a lasting relationship with Him, and equip them to share His love with others.

Fun: We bring kid-inspired fun to every service and classroom through energetic worship music, interactive games, and bright, friendly environments. Our team is made up of people who feel called to share the love of Jesus with kids, and every Sunday they help bring excitement and enjoyment to your child’s church experience.




Safety:
Your child’s safety is incredibly important to us, and we are committed to a system that creates a safe environment. This means our staff and volunteers in every service and classroom have completed a background check and adhere to the United Methodist Church Safe Sanctuary Policy. They are thoroughly trained and immersed in a culture of safety and cleanliness with the wellbeing of your child in mind. Security check-in systems are used for all Children Ministry events and the area is under constant video surveillance.

Learning: As a church, we are always investing in the next generation, and this starts with babies and kids. From praying over infants to sharing relevant Bible lessons with elementary kids, our goal is for each child to learn about the Bible and experience God’s presence weekly. We encourage parents to engage with their kids about what they learned on the ride home.

Weekly Events

Sunday mornings

Sunday mornings are a time where children experience a safe, fun and faith filled hour with loving adults. Our 9:30 & 11:00am services minister to children from infant to 5th grade.

sunday nights

August 25 - November 3rd we will have SNAG (Sunday Nights About God). During this event, children will come to know Christ through praise, worship, and the word. A light snack is provided during this event. SNAG is for children 4yrs-5th grade, although childcare is provided for children three and under if you are a small group participant. Check in by 4:50pm and pick up at 7:00pm. No SNAG Sept. 1st, or Oct 13th.

wild and wacky wednesdays

August 28 - November 6 we have a fun, high energy Bible study for children 4years-5th grade. Monthly we'll have Wahoo Wednesdays with games, prizes and a snack. Childcare is also provided for children 3 and under if you are a small group participant. Check in by 6:00pm and pick up at 7:30pm. No WWW Sept. 4th.

 

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Nursing Room

This area is specially designed for mothers with infants to enjoy the Sunday service in a private environment where you can feed, change, and care for your baby. The service is streamed live in this area just for you. When you are attending service, one of our ushers can direct you to the Nursing Room across from The Zone, our children's worship area.

baptism

it is the regular practice of Saint James Church to practice sacramental baptism as reflected in scripture. This means we baptize two groups of people. The first group consists of women, men, and children who demonstrate both a genuine faith in Jesus Christ and a desire to join the church family. The second group consists of the infants and children of Saint James Church members. An infant baptism ceremony is intended to be a commitment between the parents and God on the behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the community of faith until the child is old enough to make his or her own personal confession of Christ.

Schedule a child or infant baptism by contacting Children's Director, Jennifer Aughtman at jen@sjlife.com

Resources

Through Saint James you have access to watch over 2,000 kid's episodes in the RightNow Media Kid's Library. Stream them in the living room or on the road. These Bible-based shows will educate and entertain children of all ages.

About Infant baptism

A common question that we get asked is this:

“Why does Saint James Church baptize infants and children who have not yet made a public profession of faith in Christ?”

Click HERE for our biblical, historical, and theological rationale.