The purpose of Heritage Kids is to assist parents in connecting children to God, the Gospel, their Family, and Friends. At Heritage, we believe that children are obviously valuable gifts from God. God calls His church to teach children and defend them from evil and danger. Children, like the rest of us, need Jesus’ saving love. Only Christ can eternally shape kids, families, neighborhoods and schools.
We have fun while we learn about Christ and relate the truth of the Bible to the world in which your kids live. We accomplish this through age-appropriate teaching that shows Jesus to your child in a way he or she can understand.
We also believe that the home is the front line of ministry to children. The responsibility for a child’s spiritual formation rests primarily in the hands of the parents. But with that said, we want to walk beside you as you train your children in godliness—providing the best help and resources that we can.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Heritage Kids gathers with the adult worship on Sunday mornings. At Heritage we desire for families to worship together, so we have the children 4 and up with us during worship. At the end of the gathering parents can pick up any children they have in the nursery using the corresponding I.D. Tag they were given at the time of check-in.
Heritage Kids offers classes for ages 4 – 5th grade from 9:30-10:15 on Sunday mornings. We use The Gospel Project for Kids as a teaching tool to immerse our children in a Christ-centered Bible study. This resource follows a chronological timeline of Biblical events—presenting the story of redemption through Jesus like kids have never seen it before! Each week, these stories come to life through video, music, activities and more.
Be on the look out for Journal pages and Big Picture Cards that your child will be bringing home. These will allow you, as a parent, to take an active roll in your son or daughters learning. Use them during family devotions or around the dinner table to start discussions all week long. We encourage you to partner with us as we lead our Kids through God’s Word.
If you’re visiting for the first time, you will need to fill out a registration to receive a check-in tag and security stickers. The stickers serve two purposes:
• Parent Paging – If we need you during service, you will be given a pager at check in.
• Child Pick-up – You must present your portion of the sticker before we release your child.
Heritage Kids also offers a discipleship program for ages 4 – 5th grade on Wednesday evenings during the school year from 6:00-7:15 pm. This time focuses on equipping our kids to worship Jesus, love others and reach out through worship, Bible lessons, crafts, mission events, and games.
Here are some great resources we know and suggest for building a Gospel-Centered home:
• Sojourn Church: Family Worship Guide
• The Village Church: Family Worship Resources
• Give Them Grace by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
• Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp