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Children

At Goshen we love children, and we're teaming up with parents to nurture the spiritual development of each child who comes thru our doors!  We seek to build an atmosphere of contagious joy and delight in the Lord while teaching the eternal truths of God. Please join us!

Children’s Sunday School, 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Sunday Morning For Kids

Nursery

A clean, well-staffed nursery is available during all services in Room 107.  Infants through toddlers receive special care at Goshen.  We know that you cannot worship freely unless you're confident that your child is receiving excellent care.  We have a paging system in place to contact you in the Worship Center or adult classes if you are needed by your child.

Sunday School Classes,10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

The children gather for their own corporate worship time during the SS hour as well as spending time in age specific classrooms with dedicated teachers and leaders. Classes are offered for children from two years of age through fifth grade.  Our SS curriculum uses Lifeway's, The Gospel Project. TGP is a Christ-centered Bible study resource that follows a chronological timeline of Bible events—presenting the story of redemption through Jesus. Each week, these stories come to life through our dedicated and caring teachers using video, music and fun activities.

Children also have the opportunity to give to missions.  It has been our honor to support the following ministries:

  • Fall/Winter 2014 - World Impact - Frederick Douglass Christian School. Click here to view the ministries of World Impact.
  • Spring/Summer 2015 - Handi-Vangelism Ministries Int'l. summer camp program. Click here to view the ministries of Handi-Vangelism.
  • Fall/Winter 2015 - Chester County Women's Services. Click here to view the ministries of CCWS.
  • Spring/Summer 2016 - Child Evangelism Fellowship. Click here to view the ministries of CEF.

Children’s Church/Kid’s Time Celebration, during 10:00 a.m. worship service

Children’s Church allows children ages 2-4 to actively explore Bible truths in ways that engage the whole child through songs, Bible stories and crafts.  Children’s Church takes place during the worship service each Sunday.

Kid’s Time Celebration allows children in grades K-2 the opportunity to worship with their families before being dismissed to their class prior to the sermon.  KTC meets weekly and uses Phil Visser's "What's In The Bible?" curriculum.

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weekly

Explorer Girls

Explorer Girls is a mid-week Bible-based club program for girls in preschool (age four) through sixth grade. Through teaching the truth of God’s Word, investing in the lives of the girls, and working with the girls to develop their God-given abilities, we mentor girls towards maturity in Christ.  Fun activities and areas of interest and practical skills are incorporated into the achievement program.  You can download the registration form (click here) and mail it in or fill one out the first night you come, or register online here. EG meets on Wednesdays, starting in September.

Awana for Boys

Awana establishes welcoming, supportive environments where kids, from every background and cultural setting learn how a personal relationship with Christ affects their everyday lives.  Delivered in the context of loving leaders and high energy games, Awana is rich in bible instruction.  Plan to join on Wednesdays, beginning in September. Click here for more information on Awana.  Click here to register.


Seasonal

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading is designed for boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade.  The Upward ministry seeks to convey the love of Jesus Christ to children and their families.  We also aim to develop the self-esteem of each participant, while teaching sportsmanship, character, athletic skills, and respect for authority.

Games take place each Friday night and all day Saturday for ten weeks from January to March.

Visit our league website for more info

Check out our Upward photos

For more info, contact Drew Palsgrove at upward@goshenbaptist.org


Summer Activities

Each summer we enjoy moments of craziness and fun while also treasuring the word of God.  Through VBS, Family Fun Nights, Music Camp, etc., children have an opportunity to explore the wonder of this world and the wonder of God's love in interactive ways.  Check out our facebook page for fun photos of Passport to Peru VBS, summer 2017.

 

Preschool

Goshen Baptist Preschool is operated by, prayed for, and supported by the church.  See our Preschool page here.

 

Protecting our Children

Safety is an extremely high priority at Goshen.   The Child Protection Process ensures the safety and well-being of children and youth by evaluating volunteers and providing clear instructions regarding proper conduct with children.   All adults wishing to work with children in any capacity or ministry must complete the Child Protection Process which includes having updated background checks on file.  All adults involved with children have met specific requirements to serve in the Children's Ministry.

If you have any questions about our Children's Ministry, please email our Director of Children's Ministry, Lori Herson, at lori@goshenbaptist.org.

"Our children shall hear from us about the wonders of the Lord" (Psalm 22:30)


Gospel Project/What's in the Bible