It is our mission to cultivate in each child a strong spiritual foundation. To teach each child to fight the battle of life and hold on to their spiritual convictions, follow and lean on the Word of God, and conquer the challenges he/she will face. We believe and understand that GOD is the foundation for a successful life.
We love our kids! The children's area is pretty, clean, fun, spiritually alive and rich, and it's safe - with a uniformed policeman on guard at all times. Your children are safe and well-taken care of at Friendship Church!
From birth to Pre-K your children will know the following 3 basic truths: "God Made Me", "God Loves Me", and "Jesus Wants to Be My Friend Forever" through age and culturally relevant teachings.
The elementary age Kindergarten through 5th grade kids will understand without a doubt next level 3 basic truths: "I Need to Make the Wise Choice", "I Can Trust God No Matter What", and "I Should Treat Others the Way I Want to Be Treated".
""Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
Kids need to know:
- ABOUT GOD: God is the one and only true God, yet He exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is the Creator, so everything belongs to Him and is under His control. God is holy, so He is righteous, majestic, and loving. God is all knowing and purposeful, so He's at work to bring about His will. No person, thing, or idea compares to God.
- ABOUT PEOPLE: People are made in God’s image and for His pleasure. But everybody falls short of God’s intention, or ideal, for people. In other words, everyone has sinned. As a result, we are all separated from Him, even though He wants an intimate relationship with each of us.
- ABOUT THE BIBLE: God reveals Himself to us through the Bible, and it is 100% accurate, reliable, and authoritative.
- ABOUT SALVATION: That’s why Jesus—God’s Son—came and lived on this earth, died, and rose again.God offers His free gift of salvation to all who believe in Jesus and accept Him as Savior—the only way to be forgiven and reconciled to God. Anyone who accepts this gift is adopted as a son or daughter into God’s family and will live with Him forever in heaven.
Our children's ministry directors are a husband and wife team from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tony and Nikki Marquez, collectively have over 10 years of experience in children's ministry. Most recently, 2 1/2 years running our large group kid's service, bringing to life the highly acclaimed "Orange" curriculum. In October 2016 they accepted the position full time and have brought a whole new dynamic with them. The future of KidZone is bright!
Our Sunday services are at 9am, followed by a 40 minute fun period at 10am, and service again at 11am. Wednesday evening service begins at 7pm.
Our KidZone volunteers are appreciated, happy, called by God, well trained, and part of building up the future of our church! It can be argued that they are the most valued part of the KidZone experience. We are striving to change our "childcare" culture into one that partners the family with the church, mixing the love of God with the love of family. Our volunteers are encouraged to partner with families in every way to be another voice for Christ in their small group leader roles.
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