Christian Education Ministry
Places for children, teens, and adults to grow in their spiritual journeys
The Christian Education Ministry is a busy group! From infants to adults, they ensure everyone has a place that's right for them here in our church. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities to help lead groups of many ages for Sunday School classes, youth group, Sunday School choir, and Bible studies.
“Share Your Gifts”
Pastor Bill Young
Director of Christian Education - Belinda Vaughn
Sunday school meets every Sunday from September through May, we offer a summer program for Pre-K through 2nd graders for June, July, and August.
Every child is warmly welcomed at Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church. We invite all children to visit and become a part of our church family. If your children are not baptized or confirmed and you would like them to be, please contact us. Our Sunday school teachers and assistants follow the Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church’s “Safe Sanctuary Policy” that includes a background check on all volunteers.
All Nursery Infants and Toddlers can be dropped off at 9:45 prior to the morning worship service and picked immediately following the service. The rooms are located inside the portico entrance. Changing tables are also available in both the ladies and men’s restroom.
Preschool through High School children and their families are invited into the sanctuary to hear the beginning of the service and listen to the “Special time with young disciples.” The children are then dismissed to their classrooms. Our “Safe Sanctuary Policy” requires that all children 2nd grade and lower must be picked up by a parent after the morning worship service. Classrooms are located in the Education wing at the back of the fellowship hall.
The Infant Nursery is for children up to 18 months. Our hired attendant is Leshea Vogel. Adult volunteers assist her each week. Pagers are available so you will know immediately if you child needs you.
The Toddler Class is for children 19 months through 3 years of age. Our hired attendant is Brittany Meithe. Adult volunteers assist her each week. Pagers are also available.
Preschool, ages 3-5 “God’s Guppies” located in the green room, children will begin learning the foundations of understanding God and knowing Jesus. Every week includes Bible stories, songs, crafts, games, memorization, and prayers in a loving and caring environment.
Kindergarten “Son Shine Saints” located in the orange room, children are introduced to Old and New Testament stories. They also work weekly on memorization of Bible verses.
Grades 1-2, “Blue Angels” located in the blue room, children will discover how Faith grows with Biblical based stories, crafts, music, Bible verse, and prayer memorization are all included.
Grades 3-5, “God’s Seekers” located in the red room, children will discover a more “hands on” learning experience. All lessons include a fun way to learn how everyday experiences can relate to God’s calling in their lives. Random acts of kindness are key to their learning.
Grades 6-8 “Faith Finders” located in the teal room just inside the portico entrance, youth will begin to discover how the Bible can be used in their lives as they face uncertain situations such as peer pressure, bullying, and everyday trials that the youth might encounter. They meet for class on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday’s of the month. This class participates the 1st Sunday of the month as acolyte in the morning worship service.
Grades 9-12 “Teens” located in the purple room, youth begin to develop a more personal relationship with God, daily bible study is encouraged. They meet on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday’s of each month. This class participates the 1st Sunday of the month as usher’s in the morning worship service.
Youth Group: G-Force, 6-12 grade “God’s Force” meets several times a month for Bible study, games, food, and fellowship. We help at the local food bank in the summer and hold fund raisers to help with mission work in the area. Some of the fellowship events include ice skating, roller skating, bowling, and going to the aquarium and NC Zoo in Asheboro. We have several camps in the summer time available for the youth to attend. Join the official SFPC Facebook Group at http://bit.ly/SFPCGFORCE. This is a closed group for members of SFPC, G-Force and their families.
Sunday School Choir (K-12 Grade) The Sunday school choir meets to practice as a group before class begins each week, they learn a new song every month, and share their music with the congregation periodically during the morning worship service.
Young Adults class, meets Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM. Some of their studies include material from Max Lucado, they also study individual books of the bible and have discussions on what it means for todays times and how to live a more Christ centered life. Child care is provided.
Adults 45 & up, meets Sunday mornings at 8:30 AM. They get to the heart of the bible and what it means to be more like Christ. Discussion is encouraged and valued as we go through various studies of God’s word.
Bible Study, Thursday mornings, at 9:30-10:30 AM. Come learn something God wants you to know. Each discussion covers something Jesus said, and compares it to the similar message covered in the Old and New Testament writings.
Bible In A Year Class, Thursday Evenings, at 6:45-7:45 AM. Read the bible in one year… Let God transform your life by diving into His word. Each week we study one book from the Old or New Testament and discuss how God uses the past to prepare us for the future.
Presbyterian Women, offers two circles for all women of the church. They meet in members’ homes September through May on the first Monday of each month, one at 9:45 AM and one at 7:00 PM. Bible studies include “The Real Heaven” by Chip Ingram and Horizon’s Bible study, “God’s Promise, I Am with You.” All ages are welcome.
Presbyterian 101 Class: taught several times yearly. Class gives you an understanding of what it means to be a Presbyterian and the history of how the church came to exist. Class is usually held immediately after the morning worship service, a light lunch is provided.
Confirmation Classes: taught Easter through Pentecost. Classes are provided for 6th grade and up. History, government, worship, sacraments, missions, and Christian life are covered in these valuable classes that set the foundation of a personal relationship with Christ.
VBS: is offered the first week of August, Tuesday through Friday with VBS recognition on Sunday. It is open for Rising Kindergarten through 5th grade. Seating is limited, so early registration is required.
Summer Camping Programs: available for all youth. Live, play, learn, and make new friends in a Christian environment are experiences children remember for the rest of their lives. Mission trips for older youth are available and are life changing experiences.
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