Vision: What is the purpose of our children’s ministry?
Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and in partnership with parents, we will faithfully teach the gospel and demonstrate the love of Christ to all children so that they will become disciples of Christ who trust, serve, worship, and obey Him now and into eternity to the glory of God the Father.
Mission: Why do we exist?
We exist because:
Our mission distinctives:
Core Values: How will we accomplish the vision and mission of our children’s ministry?
The elements of our core values are the more visible aspects of our children’s ministry that provide pathways in which our vision and mission are supported and driven. City Reformed is a gospel-centered church, which means that the person and work of Jesus Christ is at the center of who we are and what we do as a church. Our children’s ministry core values are centered around the word GOSPEL to remind us that it is the essence of who we are and what we do.
Ongoing, clear communication
God-centered environment: to CREATE a safe, nurturing and loving environment that reflects God’s love and heart for our children.
Ongoing, clear communication: to COMMUNICATE our vision and mission clearly and consistently to the whole congregation, especially to parents, volunteers and children.
Specialized discipleship: to COME ALONGSIDE each child to disciple their heart and teach in a way that is age and need appropriate.
Prayerful intentionality: to CULTIVATE a discipline of prayer that seeks the Lord in all that is planned and implemented for a well-ordered and faithful ministry.
Equipping ministry: to COLLABORATE in partnership with parents and volunteers, and to assist, lead, counsel, support and train them for the purpose of discipling children and building community.
Long-term consistency: to COMMIT to all that we do with excellence for the long-haul, with the purpose of carrying forward our vision and mission.