“The local faith community that gathers in the name of Jesus is a place of hospitality for all God’s people. Welcoming children as full participants in the life of God’s people is one expression of hospitality that every particular religious community can and must do.”
Anderson and Johnson, Regarding Children
Sunday School for Elementary-Aged Children
Our rotation curriculum, Power Express, combines Bible story, arts, worship, missions and cooking to ensure the best possible learning environment. We want to give children a firm Christian foundation to prepare them to deal with difficult everyday issues. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. All school-aged children attend the 11:00 Worship Service.
A nursery is provided for children newborn to age 5 from 9:45 a.m. – noon.
The children’s choir, spanning from age 4 to 5th grade, meets weekly during the school year on Wednesday evening. See Music for more details.
Children are welcomed and respected in worship services as important members of our faith community. We believe an appreciation for worship is cultivated as children are active participants in singing hymns, reading litanies, following along as scripture is read and praying with their community. Children are periodically involved as worship leaders through singing and leading prayers and/or readings. Finally, children’s worship bulletins and a weekly children’s time are provided to help children understand the main emphasis of each Sunday’s worship.
Children under 5 are provided with care during the worship hour.
Children’s Opportunities at Park Road Baptist Church – Come be our guest!
Sunday School, 9:45a.m.-10:45a.m. Our Sunday School Curriculum is geared for children ages 4 years old – 5th Grade. Classes are divided by age group and are taught by teachers with an immense amount of knowledge. During the Sunday School hour, children will develop a basic knowledge of the Bible. With their age appropriate group, children will experience the bible story of the week through music, role-playing, crafts, and at times a mission-related activity. This activity-based method of learning allows children to comprehend a particular story through their own preferred learning methodology.
Nursery for Infants and Preschoolers: Infants – 5 years olds (who have not begun Kindergarten) enjoy age appropriate activities during the Sunday School hour as well as an extended care time during the worship hour.
Wednesday Night Missions and Music, Wednesdays 6:00p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Each Wednesday during the school year, children ages 4 through 5th Grade gather to learn more about God, faith, life and each other through a variety of mission work. And hands-on activities. Missions the children support are Room in the Inn, Birthday Blessings, Urban Ministries and more. Children also use this time to gather for our children’s choir. Children typically perform four times a year during worship and twice for a choral program during our Wednesday evening dinners.
Vacation Bible School : Each summer the church holds a week of themed Christian education, music, outdoor games, crafts and mission work for children ages 4 years old through 5th Grade. The camp is open to all and is free of charge. VBS offers a casual intergenerational learning environment that involves many members of our church.
Camp Prism: (Rising 4th – 6th Grades) Camp Prism is a summer camp planned by several Baptist churches in the Southeast that takes place at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. The camp offers children a four-day overnight spiritual camp. The children enjoy biblically-based learning experiences, as well as recreational activities.
Quarterly Children’s Get-Togethers: Each quarter children gather outside of church to get together for movies, crafting, swimming and more. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to see each other outside of church and just have FUN!
Much of our time together is focused around loving our neighbors and learning more about them – in our neighborhood, in Charlotte, and around the world. Projects such as making snack bags for Room in the Inn, making bracelets for our friends in Cuba, learning more about the different religions of the world, and making gifts for the new owner of the Habitat house our church built are just a few of the things we do.
We also take very seriously that we should love ourselves. Some of our gathering times are spent caring for ourselves through activities which develop stronger relationships and stronger bodies. We believe that through exercise, laughter, and fellowship, we show we love God through loving the bodies that God created.