“ONE GENERATION SHALL TELL YOUR WORKS TO ANOTHER”
Nursery (ages 0-3)
Childcare is provided in our nursery for children under 4, continuously from 8:20 AM to 12:15 PM every Sunday. Our volunteers are committed to reaching the hearts of every child with God’s love that they might come to know Jesus Christ personally.
Children’s Sunday School (grades pre-K to 5)
These classes take place from 9:40 AM to 10:30 AM every Sunday, at the same time as the Adult classes. Using curricula such as that of Great Commission Publications, the youngest children begin with basic Biblical truths. When they enter first grade, we begin teaching them the Bible. Valley‘s goal for the children among us is that they will understand who God is, that He gave His Son Jesus Christ to save us, and how He asks us to live for Him, culminating in their desiring a personal relationship with Him as they learn to trust His Word.
ChurchTime is a ministry offered during our 10:55 AM worship service for little ones to learn Bible truths while “getting their wiggles out.” Most of our children in this age group will attend the first part of the worship service and then, at the appropriate time, move to the ChurchTime location. There they hear a child-friendly message with their peers and engage in crafts, music, and other activities that reinforce the morning’s lesson. Our goal in this ministry is to prepare children to attend the entire worship service, sermon and all. Age-specific children’s notes are made available in the sanctuary to help them listen interactively.
Each summer, ordinarily the last week of July or the first week of August, our church sponsors a ministry of evangelistic and crosscultural outreach to children of kindergarten age through middle school in Greater Baltimore. Through a cooperative effort with other churches, we work with the Christian Community Center to bring the hope of the gospel to kids and their families in the city of Baltimore.