At Rosemont, we feel that there are certain stages in life that help determine a child's path. These milestones are important times that we, as a church, want to celebrate with families. Below are the first of these milestones which are reached by preschoolers and elementary aged children, along with information on how to participate:
We see baby dedications as the first step by parents in giving their children to the Lord. By participating, you are saying that God is the head of your home and that He will be the driving force behind every decision you make in the spiritual training of your children. This dedication service is the first step in nurturing and preparing them so that one day they will put their total trust in Jesus Christ as their own personal Lord and Savior.
This is a very special time for families to celebrate together. We will begin with a light lunch, a slideshow, which includes pictures of each child being dedicated, while a special prayer and scripture chosen by their parents are read for them. To conclude, there will be a word from our pastor and each family will be asked to come forward for a time of prayer and dedication.
We conduct baby dedication luncheons at least twice a year. We've found this to be a very meaningful way to gather families together for this special time. For more information see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below and contact Kathy Hutto, Preschool Ministry Coordinator on how to register.
Moving from Preschool to the Children's Ministry area can be quite scary for preschoolers AND THEIR PARENTS! In order to make a successful transition, we have a special day for our Preschoolers and their parents to visit Our Town. During this time, the children visit Praise Park for their first Kids Worship Time, tour the town, and have a light snack. Parents are instructed on check-in/pick-up procedures, ministry opportunities for kids, and are given a chance to ask questions about how they can serve. This is a special day for our little ones. On this special day Children receive their new age appropriate Bible and the church will celebrate this milestone together on the Sunday before Promotion Sunday to Kindergarten. You don't want to miss it! The date will be announced on the website and in the printed worship bulletin in early July.
New Christians Class
Do you have a child who has been asking questions about becoming a Christian or who has already made that decision, but is unclear on things? If you answered yes, then this class is for your child!
The New Christian's Class is designed for kids 1st - 5th grade who have accepted Christ as their Savior, as well as for those who are asking questions about becoming a Christian. Children in this class will gain a better understanding of sin, Baptism, the Lord's Supper, the importance of quiet time, and many other aspects of being a Christian.
This class is offered on an as needed basis throughout the year, and is taught during either the 9:30 or 11:00 Sunday School hour. Children who take this class should check-in as they normally do and enter Praise Park. They will be dismissed to the New Christian's class as a group instead of going to their normal Sunday School Class.
The Sunday prior to the first class, parents are required to attend a parent meeting during the 11:00 service where they will be given a New Christian's Class book to complete at home during the next few weeks that their child will be taking the class.
Before being baptized, children must attend this class and meet with one of our church's ministers. By participating in this class, we feel more confident that children understand the decision they are making to accept Christ as their personal Savior.
To enroll your child in our next class, click HERE.
For more information, contact Philip McClung, Preschool & Children's Minister.
Baptism is a very important time in the life of a child. It is their way of following Jesus' example at the beginning of their walk with Christ. We encourage children to participate in the New Christian's Class before being baptized. This is our way of ensuring that they comprehend the step they are about to take. This is not a requirement, as we understand the different maturity levels of children, and don't want to make them wait for several weeks as long as they display an understanding. However, we have found this class to be a wonderful step in their faith development and understanding. For information about children's baptism, contact Philip McClung, Preschool & Children's Minister.
FLAG stands for Fun Learning About God. This is a discipleship weekend designed for 4th & 5th graders to learn more about God and the wonderful plan He has for their lives. If you are in one of these grades, this is a weekend you don’t want to miss! Come have Fun Learning About God! Come planning to "lock-in" at the church and have a blast!!! This event is held in the Spring. For more information, contact Philip McClung our Children's Minister at 706-882-6234.