Children

We are transitioning back to in person services, if you plan to attend in person please register beforehand and look over our reopening guidelines.

LifeKids

Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Psalm 119:97

We are delighted to announce the reopening of our Sunday School here at LifeSpring Community Church!

The children will start out in the sanctuary with the entire congregation at 10 a.m. After a time of singing and scripture reading, they will be invited to class.

On September 13, 2020 we will open:

Nursery ~ 6 months to 3 years (registration required)

On site Sunday School ~ 4 years to 5th grade (masks and registration required in this class)

In Home Sunday School-Zoom on Sundays at 9 a.m. -request the link susan@lifespringefc.org

We look forward to:

~ Continuing our chronological walk through the Bible.

~ Sharing the LOVE of God’s Word with your child in a fun and age appropriate way.

~ Helping you and your children form good habits by consistently attending church.

~ Giving you an opportunity for outreach to peers and friends.

~ Offering a chance to find friends and mentors for your children.

~ Challenging your children to memorize scripture and participate in events.

~ Blessing our community

Thank you for allowing us to walk alongside you as you disciple your family!

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

The vision of the Children & Families Ministry at LifeSpring Community Church is to partner with families to grow children passionate for Christ. It is our belief that a child’s faith is primarily formed at home and our role is to come alongside parents in partnership. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

Our goal is to engage children and their families in the Gospel to build a firm foundation in Jesus. Within a community of prayer and encouragement, LifeKids teachers model and emphasize sharing the love of Christ with others and develop disciple makers of all ages.

Children visiting LifeSpring Community Church with their families are welcome to attend class. Please try to arrive 10 minutes early to meet your child’s teacher and register your child. (Children’s Sunday school classes do not meet during the summer.)

 

Help for Homeschooling:

Here are some great resources from our friends and ministry partners:

Wondering how to start homeschooling in Illinois? Has the COVID-19 crisis suddenly turned you into a “homeschooler?” As schools have announced temporary closures and have begun to extend those closures into longer periods of time, you may be concerned about the interruption and impact this will have on your child’s education. We are here to help you! Download our free “How To” guide to learn more!

Go to the “Getting Started” section on the ICHE website https://iche.org/getting-started
 
Take 5 (minutes) and watch a video on Discipleship, Pride, lust, gratefulness, self-control, patience and more.
 
Enjoy an article on Family discipleship, motherhood, vision, encouragement and so much more.

Classrooms and Facilities 

 

LifeSpring Community Church Children’s Program

The LifeSpring Community Church Children’s Program provides a safe, and loving environment in which children will learn about Christ. We strive to partner with parents in teaching children to know, love and serve Jesus while building lasting faith foundations.

Classrooms and facilities

At this time, our Sunday morning children’s program is divided into 2 groups.

Nursery – Ages 6 months through 3 years. This is a snack and shoe free room that is a joyful place to play and hear a Bible story.

4-year-old – 5th grade children will enjoy singing, stories, scripture memory and workbooks. This class is going through a 4-year curriculum that takes them chronologically through the Bible. This class will be wearing masks and sitting inside a hula hoop for social distancing.

At Home Sunday School zoom class is available on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. let us know of your interest and we will send you a link. susan@lifespringefc.org

Registration

At this time, our space is limited. Those interested in attending nursery or Sunday School should register online. https://lifespringefc.org/

Class drop off and pick up

Nursery – This room is open on Sunday morning at 9:50. You may also choose for your child to participate in the first part of the service in the sanctuary and then bring them to play when the children are invited back to class. If you have a diaper, bottle, or cup, please label it. To ensure safety and cleanliness of the nursery facilities, parents/guardians are asked not to come past the counter to drop off their children.

4-year-old – 5th grade students start their morning by joining us in the sanctuary for the first half of the service. During the service they will be invited back to class. At this time, the children will all be in the 3s & 4s room.

Please pick up your child after the service concludes.

All teachers are members of LifeSpring. Any adult who remains in any classroom must have a background check through LifeSpring. This is for the safety of all our children and staff.

Food and snacks

Nursery is a snack FREE class. Kindergarten through 5th grade classes will occasionally receive candy prizes.

Health and Hygiene

COVID guidelines:

The classrooms will continue to be cleaned thoroughly.

The items in the 3s & 4s room will be taken out and hula hoops will be put on the floor for the children to sit in.

Teachers and children 4 and up will wear masks.

No sharing of supplies.

No physical contact in the Sunday School room.

 

To protect the health of all the children we serve, children will not be admitted who are ill or show signs of illness. These include:

*Fever within 72 hours
*Vomiting
*Diarrhea
*Runny nose that is not clear
*Head lice
*Cough
*Skin infection or rash
*Chicken pox
*Pink eye

Temperature of 100.4 or greater.

If a child is being treated with antibiotics, they should be on the treatment for at least 24 hours prior to attending class.

 

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