Children & Youth Programs
At STSA we know that kids want a program designed especially for their age where they can have fun with like-minded peers with an engaging program. We know parents want to drop their children off in a warm, safe, friendly environment where their kids will be taught a Bible-centered lesson that they can apply at home.
We hope you’ll find this a safe and loving spot for your littlest ones during our 9am liturgy and during The Well. Parents may drop off children ages 18 months – 3 years-old, during the liturgy and pick them back up in time for communion. Tim’s Tots begins again at 11:30am during The Well. Check-in is conveniently located inside the third floor classroom at GMU.
PreK @ STSA
PreK @ STSA is our preschool Sunday School program designed for our three year olds and four year olds (as of September 30th of the current school year). We focus on one Biblical Virtue per month (e.g., Kindness, Faith, Patience, etc.), one Bible story per week, and one Memory Verse per month. The lesson is taught using various age-appropriate methods: puppets, videos, music, instruments, crafts, games, and more. It is amazing watching these little guys start to grasp Biblical messages and apply them to their lives.
Kids @ The Well
Our children’s program for kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade meets every Sunday from 11:30 am – 12:45 pm. Kids @ the Well incorporates music, comedy, skits, and the Bible in a unique way to spark the discovery and creativity in the heart of each child. The curriculum is designed to shape identity through planting these truths in the heart of every elementary-aged child:
- I can trust God no matter what
- I need to make wise choices
- I should treat others the way I want to be treated
Youth Group “The Third Floor”
“The Third Floor” is a youth program designed for kids in 5th through 12th grade. The youth ministry’s mission is to establish an opportunity for youth to grow in their relationship with the Lord and build Christ-centered friendships. As part of our passionate pursuit of God, STSA youth seek to live lives for God, pursuing Him with Christ-like integrity by reflecting Christ to everyone they meet. We pray the youth will learn that we believe in a big God and we need to rely on Him to do extraordinary things in our lives.
A Typical Sunday
Each and every week children learn about a specific biblical virtue through live stage, interactive games, and high-energy worship music. Large Group enforces the biblical virtue with an easy to remember “bottom line” that can easily be practiced at home. The Small Group component gives kids an opportunity to participate in age-appropriate discussion, activities, and crafts. Your kids will not want to miss out!
Checking in your kids
Parents check-in their children right next to the Connection Table between 11:15 am and 11:30 am, and drop them off in Room 120. Our Small Group Leaders will walk them upstairs to their appropriate classroom at the start of The Well. Preschooler's are walked up by their parents to the third floor and checked in in their classrooms. Pick-up is upstairs on the third floor at the conclusion of The Well. Check the chalkboard at the top of the third floor stairs for classroom assignments.