Our Mission

Our Mission

The Children’s Ministry at The Shepherd’s Church exists to partner with parents as they teach their children how to know God, think biblically, and live wisely. In addition to our Sunday School and Nursery programs, we offer a wide variety of Bible-based programs during the week. We also have several special events for children that take place throughout the year—from camps, to concerts, to carnivals! In all of these activities, communicating God’s love to children is our top priority.

Our Sunday Programs meet at 9:30 and 11:10 on Sunday mornings. At 8:30 we offer Hearts Hands and Voices Children’s Choir for children 4 years old through 5th grade. Click here for information.  Awana meets from 5:00–6:30 on Sunday nights. We welcome the opportunity to help you establish a solid, biblical foundation in the lives of your kids!


One of the core values in our Children’s Ministry reads like this: “Children learn best in a safe, clean and loving environment.” Our partnership with parents involves not only teaching children to know God, think biblically and live wisely, but also to provide loving care to the children entrusted to us.

We have several procedures in place to help make sure your child is safe and well cared for.

  • We have a screening process for each of our volunteers that includes a background check.
  • Each volunteer receives specialized training related to keeping children safe from abuse.
  • Our volunteers are never alone with a child. There are always two or more volunteers assigned to each room.
  • Each wing has a Ministry Ambassador on duty to monitor the activities in the area.
  • On Sundays, a member of The Shepherd’s Church security detail is assigned to each children’s area.

In other words, we’re working to create that safe, clean and loving environment where your child can thrive, learn and grow.

There are some specific ways you can help us.

  • First, please get to know your child’s teachers. Having a good relationship and open lines of communication helps strengthen the partnership between the church and parents.
  • Second, be patient with the classroom staff. There may be times when you need to wait before dropping off your child. For example, a volunteer won’t accept any children until a second volunteer has arrived. This might be a few minutes but our procedures are in your child’s best interest.
  • Third, join us! Our ministry depends on the faithful service of many volunteers! We need several hundred people each Sunday, and we can always use more help. If you’re not serving somewhere, consider investing in the next generation.


Joseph Scarfone, Pastor

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