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 April 23 at 10 a.m. on the third floor. Cookeville Kids Worship is currently working through a series on the parables.
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 an active game while reinforcing what kids learned in Bible Drill.
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 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.
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.
On April 15th from 1-3 pm at Algood Elementary we are partnering with Rising Above Ministries to help them with their Easter Eggstravaganza. Rising Above is a ministry that is impacting the nation by ministering to families with special needs and equipping local churches to minister to families with special needs.
With hundreds of children expected, Rising Above needs our help with more than 20 hunts for children of different ages and needs. There will also be carnival games, a petting zoo, and more fun for the entire family.
Everyone is welcome to volunteer. Those 13 years and older may volunteer by themselves while those 12 and younger must serve with a parent. If you would like to volunteer, click the button to the right in order to register. If your preschool or elementary age child would like to participate in a hunt then email Alex Melton at email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School
Come search the visible and discover the invisible with us this summer. June 19th-23rd from 8:45 am-12:00 pm, children from 3 years old to completed 6th graders will spend time discovering the God of the Universe who desires a relationship with them.
Each day kids will spend time in small groups looking at what the Bible says about the God of the Universe while also taking part in great times of recreation, music, and crafts. You can find more information and register on our VBS page.
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. This summer kids will learn about how Jesus is the One, True Light. Despite living in a world of darkness, kids will learn how the Light of the World reveals our need, show us the way, and brings us life! If you want to sign up your child or have any other questions, email Alex Melton at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find out more information.