Children are an important part of Ashworth. The mission of our children’s ministry is to help kids begin and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by partnering with families in nurturing and developing young spiritual leaders who will be the presence of Christ in their community and throughout the world.
The Biblical foundation of the children’s ministry at Ashworth can be found in Mark 10:14. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
9 AM – Hold on to your hat, buckle up, and join Ashworth Kids every Sunday morning for kids in grades K through 5. Every Sunday we take a trip that’s out of this world to learn about some of God’s promises that are true for YOU! We have a specially designed place for kids and it’s incredible! Our goal is to see kids enjoy coming to church and hanging out with their friends while realizing that learning about God is SUPER fun! During this time we also offer a Nursery for birth to age 2, Ashworth Toddlers for 2-year-olds, and Ashworth Pre-K for 3 – 5 year olds.
10:00 AM – During our Classic Service, we also provide a Nursery for children birth to age 2, Ashworth Toddlers for 2-5 year olds, and childcare for K-5th graders. However, children (K-5th) are encouraged to worship with their families during the adult worship time and then are dismissed to hang out with a kid’s worker before the sermon begins.
During all services, children are taught Bible stories and Bible truths through a variety of media, including music, art, games, and activities. Come discover how learning about God is SUPER fun!
First Time on a Sunday?
The Ashworth Kids check-in station is located in the foyer, where your child will be checked into our database system. Once your child is checked in, one of our volunteers will be happy to show you to the kid’s area. You and your child will be given matching identification tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion of the identification tag and you will keep the identification number. At the end of the service, you will return to your child’s room and show your identification number and it will be matched to the identification tag on your child in order for your child to be released back to you. This check-in process occurs every Sunday to give parents peace of mind and keep your kids safe while at Ashworth. If for some reason your child needs you during the service, a volunteer will text you or come and get you.
If you want to save time and the hassle of giving your information at check-in on Sunday morning, you may pre-register your child so when you show up Sunday, all you have to do is give your name and print your tag.
What Do the kids do?
Ashworth Kids is a hands-on kids ministry where the Bible is taught in a creative way for kids to come and learn about Jesus on their level and have lots of fun doing it! We offer a safe, age appropriate environment each Sunday morning at 9:15 AM and 10:45 AM.
What is Available for Children with Special Needs?
At Ashworth Kids, we are able to engage special needs kids with trained volunteers who lovingly serve them. Every child matters to God and every child matters to us.
Building peer relationships are important to us and we hope that kids will build and grow these relationships by attending the same service each week. We also feel it’s important for kids to relate to their group leaders and know that we value them. Above all, we desire for each one to experience a real relationship with Jesus Christ and learn how to engage in a relationship with Him daily.
Safety is of high importance to us because families entrust us with their child each week. Therefore, we match every child’s name tag to a parent identification number for safe checkout after the service. Additionally, we run a background check and screen references for every volunteer.