Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” The children of our church will one day grow to be its leaders. At Ozark Baptist Church we believe that it is vital to reach out to and teach our children at young ages the love and mercy that God has for us. We have several ministries for children in the 1st through 5th grades to be involved in.
Sunday School starts with Rec Time at 9:00am in our Rec Room. We serve refreshments and allow the children time to socialize and play games. We then move in to Club Time at 9:15am which is a group setting that allows us to talk about what today’s lesson is going to be, have a real life application and also make any announcements about upcoming events. The children are then released to their grade level Sunday School rooms at 9:30am to hear about and discuss the day’s bible story.
IMPACTkidz is a program on Sunday nights to give the children an opportunity to worship with others their age while their parents attend evening worship services. It includes a bible story, games, videos, songs and more.
RA’s and GA’s is a mission program for boys and girls that meet on Wednesday nights throughout the school year.
Vacation Bible School is held during the summer. It is held in the morning and lasts for a week. This is an excellent time for children to become immersed in God’s word while having a blast in large and small group worship, music time, crafts, missions, recreation and snacks.
The Summer Reading Program runs all summer long and is a great way to keep children engaged in reading while they are out of school. We have an awards party at the end and everyone who reads even one book receives recognition and a prize.
CentriKid is a camp that our rising 3rd graders – 5th graders can participate in each summer. It is an excellent camp that involves hearing devotions from great camp pastors, exciting music, several different tracks to participate in, and of course, OMC. Want to know more about CentriKid? Then head to http://centrikid.com/.
For more information about our Children’s Ministry programs call 334-774-9381.
Our preschool ministry provides Sunday School for babies to Kindergarten, along with extended care for babies through Pre-K, during our main worship hour. Our preschoolers enjoy learning about Jesus through lessons, art and music. We also offer our preschoolers Choir and Mission Friends on Wednesday evenings during the school year. It is our mission to provide a loving and fun start to learning Gods word.
For more information about our Preschool Ministry call 334-714-3948.