The purpose of Cookeville Kids is to see children desire God, be discipled, and grow to dedicate themselves to service in God’s kingdom. We do this by partnering with and equipping families to share Jesus with their children at home (Deut. 6:6-9). We love seeing children coming to know Jesus and the love that God has for them.
Discipleship happens on Sunday mornings during the 8:45 hour as we have Sunday Morning Groups for Kindergarten-6th grade. These groups are taught by caring and loving adults who help children learn and explore the Bible. You will find the kindergarten class on the second floor and 1st-6th grade rooms on the third floor.
Over their time in children’s ministry, kids will learn about God, Salvation, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Bible, Creation, Family, People, Community and World, and Church throughout the books of the Bible.
Cookeville Kids Worship, a service designed specifically for 1st-6th graders, meets the second Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. on the third floor. During this time children worship and learn in various ways from singing, praying, giving and listening to a Bible story to games, activities and huddles that reinforce what the children are learning.
We seek to build a desire for God and His word in our children as they participate in Bible Drill from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Bible Drill teaches 1st-6th graders how to use their Bible, find books of the Bible and memorize scripture. From 6:30-7:00 p.m. we move to the Family Life Center where we have a devotion and a game centered around that devotion.
We continue discipleship for our kindergartners on Sunday night with TeamKID at 5:30 p.m. in Room 249. TeamKID is a fun, high-energy ministry that encourages kids to know Jesus Christ and grow in a relationship with Him.
On Sunday, December 18 1st-6th graders will enjoy games, activities, crafts, Bible story and more as we celebrate Jesus’ birth. Please bring a gift of diapers and/or wipes for the Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic. Call the church office at 526-7108 to sign up.
On Wednesdays we open the gym for children to come skate, play basketball or just hang out from 3:30-5:00 pm. Dinner is available from 5:00-6:30 in the Fellowship Hall for $5. Reservations are needed.
We offer age graded choirs for kindergarten-6th graders at 5:30 p.m. The kindergarten choir meets in Room 252 while the 1st-3rd and 4th-6th grade choirs meet on the 3rd floor. Our children’s choirs present a spring musical. Members of our children’s choirs have joined with children from the community and will present Back to the Manger on Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m. at Dogwood Park prior to the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Children have the opportunity to serve and learn about how to minister to others in our community and around the world in Mission Friends, GAs and RAs at 6:30 p.m. Kindergartners participate in Mission Friends in Room 249 while 1st-6th grade girls go to GAs and boys go to RAs on the 3rd floor.
CentriKid is an overnight camp for 3rd-6th graders to experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ! Camps are staffed by college and seminary students who hang out with your kids and share Christ through every aspect of camp! We’ll be going to CentriKid in Campbellsville, Kentucky July 10-14. If you want to sign up your child or have any other questions, email Colleen Cox at email@example.com. You can also find out more information on the CentriKid website.
We take trips on school breaks as well as to various different places on Tuesdays during the summer. For anyone to go on a trip with us, they must have a notarized medical release form on file with us. These must be renewed each year.