It is a joy and privilege to share God’s love with children. Throughout the year, Cross view provides learning opportunities to children of all ages and their families to grow in their relationships to Jesus and to use their gifts in service. General questions about our Children's Ministries can be directed to Jonathan Zellar.
God loves all people, no matter what age, and our relationship with God is based on grace. Baptism is the beginning of God’s action in our life. To schedule a baptism or to find out more about what we believe about the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, please contact Pastor Steve Wheeler.
The Cradle roll ministry acknowledges when a child is baptized. In the next three years on the baptism anniversary, materials are sent for the child and parent to help guide them in their Christian life.
A staffed nursery providing quality care is available during worship, the education hour, and special events for children ages birth to age 3.
Sunday School classes meet Sunday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. Children gather to study God’s Word with volunteer teachers from our congregation. Little Lambs, a class for 2-year-olds and parents, is self-contained. For students age 3 through 6th grade, each week begins with an opening of devotion and song. Students then gather in smaller, age-level classes. Our Lutheran-based curriculum, KidsKount, focuses on the Old Testament in the fall and on the life of Christ during winter and spring months.
Introduction to The Bible (3rd graders and their parents)
Third graders and their parents are invited to join us during the Sunday education hour for four weeks in September every year to learn more about the Bible and how to develop some basic skills to study it. Classes begin in September and conclude in October with Bible presentations to each of the students during worship service.
Welcome To The Lord's Table (5th graders and their parents)
This special class prepares 5th graders and their parents to understand and accept the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Different staff members lead this class on Sunday mornings, with lessons, prayers and fun games that students and parents enjoy together.
Midweek Kidstitute and Jubilate Choir
Kidstitute is our Wednesday midweek program for children age 3 through 6th grade. Meeting from 6:30-8:00 PM during the school year, classes split their time between Bible study and Jubilate choir. Because of current COVID-19 concerns, Kidstitute and Jubilate are not currently offered.
Vacation Bible School
This week-long extravaganza takes place every summer. For one week in June, our sanctuary and hallways are transformed by eager children who have fun learning about God and Jesus at work in their lives. The event is supported by many talented volunteers with a passion for raising our children in God’s Word. Children are divided into two groups: Little Critters VBS is for those 3-5 years of age, while kindergarten through 4th graders attend VBS stations built around themes for the year. Students in grades 5 and up are invited to serve on our VBS staff.
Singing, dancing, laughter, creativity, hard work, and fun—it can all be found at our popular Summer Music Camp! Elementary-age children (entering grades 1-5) may join us for a week in July for music and fun! Our music campers learn songs, dialogue, and choreography during the week of camp and then share what they learn by performing a short musical for friends and family on the final morning of music camp.