Ministry to Children: HIS Kids
Our mission as a FAMILY FOCUSED CHURCH is to join parents in teaching their children the whole gospel of Jesus Christ and to assist parents in training their children to worship corporately as a part of our Blue Course Community family.
We strive toward this by providing a safe, kid-friendly environment for children to grow closer to Jesus and His church.
We hope to help children learn how to live in a way that shines Jesus’ light in their homes, schools, and the world in which they live.
You may learn more about any one of our HIS Kids ministries by using the tabs to the left.
Please feel free to contact Cindy Rutschky with any questions.
Nursery & Toddlers
We currently offer a nursery for infants, toddlers and preschoolers up to five years old during our Equipping the Saints time at 9:00 am.
Then we have Nursery for infants at 10:30 am during worship. After the beginning songs, the children are dismissed and we offer children’s church for Toddlers, Preschoolers and Elementary children.
The Nursery is staffed with at least two volunteers at all times, and all of our volunteers have gone through background checks and screenings.
In the Nursery/Toddler room, we use A Sure Foundation Curriculum by Children Desiring God (now Truth78).
In this material, the children build on the stories and truths introduced in the infant nursery through this curriculum, adding on nine more stories and truths about God.
If a problem may arise with their child, parents will be contacted during the service.
PreSchool & Elementary
After the children join the worship for the beginning songs they are dismissed for Children’s Church. Currently we have a young group so Preschool and Elementary are combined. Children hear a Christ-centered lesson, straight from the pages of scripture.
Each week the children are greeted warmly by the teacher and assistant, participate in activities and crafts, memorize verses from the Bible, and go through a lesson that always helps them learn God’s Word and points them to Jesus.
We are currently using the curriculum from Children Desiring God, The ABC’s of God.
HIS Kids Ministry Outreach
We have several outreaches throughout the year to glorify God and open our doors for children to share the love of Jesus with our community.
The Blue Course Community Easter Egg Hunt offers a time of fellowship for our church families and the greater State College community as we celebrate the joy of Easter. We invite you to make it part of your family’s Easter celebration.
Our church has been participating in packing and sending the good news of Jesus along side gifts to children all over the world for many years. If you are not familiar with this ministry please visit the Operation Christmas Child website to learn more! Watch for sales year-round and purchase items we can use to pack boxes in the fall!