Jesus said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. (Mark 10:14, NIV)
More than 80% of Christians trust Christ as their Savior between the ages of 4 and 14. Before the world can shape our children into its mold, we, at Bayshore Baptist Church, seek to lay the firm foundation of Jesus Christ and to inspire a love for the Word of God in their hearts. Through weekly Bible study, Children’s Worship, Discipleship, Vacation Bible School and summer activities our children worship, pray, give, and go as the power of the Gospel challenges them and changes their lives.
In Matthew 18:5, Jesus declared that, "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me." Elementary and preschool children are priorities at Bayshore. From the youngest preschooler (birth through Kindergarten) to the oldest elementary child, Bible teaching is stressed.
Our teachers use a variety of age-appropriate methods such as learning centers, arts and crafts, games, technology and stories to convey Biblical truths. At Bayshore, we are committed to reaching the next generation for Christ.
Our desire is to reach children and their families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to minister to them as they grow in their relationship with Him.
Reaching — Evangelism Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with children and their families.
Teaching — Discipleship Equipping children and their families to grow in the grace and the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Loving – Fellowship Providing opportunities for children and their families to spend time together in Christian fellowship.
Caring — Ministry Meeting the spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional needs of children and their families.
Celebrating — Worship Offering children and their families opportunities to sit at the feet of Jesus with fellow believers and give Him the honor He is due.
Weekly Events in Children’s Ministry Include:
Children's Sunday School
Sunday School serves as the centerpiece of our ministry to children, because it is the foundation of our teaching and caring ministry. We have graded classes where a child can build relationships and friendships that will last for eternity. Although we use a traditional curriculum, our textbook is the Bible. These classes are age-graded to meet the individual needs of children. They are designed to teach the basic concepts of the Bible in a way that children can understand. Join us for Sunday School at 9:00 am each Sunday.
TeamKid is a high-energy Bible class with exciting lessons, fun games, great Bible stories and fun with friends. It covers a variety of topics for all children from1st through 6th grade. We will learn about the life of Jesus, developing character, mission projects, developing friendships, and much more. We would love to have your children join us Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30 pm.
Seasonal Events in Children's Ministry Include:
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is an exciting week of fun, Bible study, crafts, music, and adventure. It is offered each summer to 4-year-olds through 5th graders. See the Vacation Bible School tab for more information.
The theme for VBS 2017 is:
Children will enjoy fun field trips throughout the summer at KidVenture. All kids who have completed Kindergarten through 6th grades are invited to attend. See the KidVenture tab for more information.
Overflow Pre-Teen Camp
Children who have completed the 3rd through 6th grades are invited to attend Overflow Preteen Camp at Trinity Pines Conference Center in the summer. The camp lasts five days and is designed with preteens in mind. Contact the church office for more information. For an overview of what camp is like, check out the Overflow website at www.campoverflow.org.
Kids Day Camp
Children ages 4 thru 5th grade are invited to come to a week long Day Camp. They will enjoy crazy games, snacks, Bible lessons, movies & more!