Our goal as a Children's ministry at Celebration Baptist Church is to equip you to guide your children as they grow to be like Jesus. We only get them for a few hours a week at church, but you have them the rest of the time and we have some great tools to help you make the most of that time!

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with people.
Luke 2:52

Upward Sports

Developing Young Athletes

This year, athletes will learn how to Rise Up and grow mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially, through the 360 Progression™. They will be encouraged to have fun, develop skills, play hard, and play in such a what that others take notice.

Upward Leagues Have:

  • 1 practice and 1 game per week.
  • Unique substitution system that ensures every young athlete plays.
  • Quality game day uniform and other sport related gear.
  • Age appropriate character and skill development both on and off the field.
  • Coaches who are focused on your athlete's development.
  • 21 years of experience in youth sports.

K-2nd Grade Program Schedule

  • Kindergarten Mini Camp- Saturday, September 9, 9:00am
  • 1st & 2nd Grade Mini Camp- Saturday, September 9, 10:30am
  • First Practice- Monday, September 11, 2017
  • First Game- Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • Awards Ceremony- Monday, October 30, 2017

Registration for 3rd-6th Grade Basketball & Cheerleading opens November 1.

  • 3rd-6th Grade Mini Camp, Basketball & Cheer - Saturday, January 6, 9:00am
  • Evaluations, 3rd- 6th Grade, Basketball & Cheer - Saturday, December 2, 9-10am and Monday, December 4, 6-7pm
  • First Practice - Week of January 8, 2018
  • First Game - Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Awards Ceremony - Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • League Cost - $95, after December 4th - $115
Click here to register for our 3rd-6th Grade Basketball & Cheerleading League (opens Nov 1)

Birth-Kindergarten

Sunday Morning BLAST Jr
9am, 10:15am & 11:30am
Sign your little ones in check-in desk in the Broomtree by the preschool hallway. We have a separate check-in for babies (under one-year old) located in our baby rooms behind the worship center. Your little ones will have a great time exploring God's word while you are in a Group or Worship! They will be loved and cared for by our volunteers while learning about God's love for them through songs, videos, stories and crafts. When the weather permits they often visit the playground too.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR BLAST, JR!

Wednesday Nights
6:30-7:30pm
Children are cared for in our preschool building while their parents and guardians enjoy being a part of Celebration Groups.

1st-5th Grade

Sunday Morning BLAST
9am & 10:15am
Sign your kids in upstairs in our new Children’s worship area called the Loft. It is located on the second floor of the Broomtree. Our 9am hour is geared to small groups and kids enjoy Bible study and small group activities. The 10:15am BLAST is a high-energy children’s worship hour filled with music, games and great Bible study. BLAST stands for Bible Learning And Spiritual Training. We look forward to seeing your kids in BLAST each week.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR BLAST!

Wednesday Night KidStuff
6:30-7:30pm
Come learn more about the Bible in a fun and energetic environment! Using videos, games, crafts and more, Wednesday Night KidStuff is a great time for Kids to learn while their parents are in Celebration Groups.

We challenge kids and parents to memorize scripture and we give you the tools to get started at home. We provide Mega Verse CD’s and scripture journals to help memorize the passages. Pick up more information at the BLAST sign-in table. You can also stream the Mega Verse music through Spotify. Just search for the artist Tommy & Jo Hendricks.

Each week at BLAST kids can earn points to be used at the BLAST store. We have three BLAST stores spread throughout theyear. Check the parent info at BLAST registration for the next BLAST Store date.

Point Values
Mega Verse = 5pts.
Parent saying Mega Verse = 5pts.

BLAST leaders will be at the registration table each week during check-in time before each BLAST hour to listen to the mega verses. Points start over after each BLAST store. There are a total of 48 mega verses that you can say!

Family Milestones

Family life is full of celebrations and milestones and we want to mark those moments with you. Here are some of the special moments that we commemorate together as a church family.

  • Baby Dedication- This is a time to come before the church and make a commitment to raise your child to know, love and serve the Lord and the church commits to join you on this journey. Contact the church office to schedule your baby or child's dedication today!
  • Preschool Blessing- Each fall our preschool hosts a picnic for the families of our three-year-olds. At this picnic, Pastor Tommy teaches about praying for our children and families receive a book from the church to help them as their children grow through the preschool years.
  • 1st Grade BLAST day– Each year on promotion Sunday (kids move up to new grade) parents join us at 9am for our parent / child welcome to BLAST day. Pastor Tommy welcomes you to BLAST and challenges you to pray for your children, encourage scripture memory, and gives resources on how to continue to raise your child to know, love and serve the Lord.
  • 3rd Grade Bible Day- Reading the Bible is an important daily discipline and we want to equip our third graders to incorporate this in their lives. Once a year (in October) parents have a chance to meet with Pastor Tommy and learn about the importance of Bible reading then present their third graders with their very own "Day by Day Kids Bible."
  • 5th Grade SMAC- The transition from elementary to middle school can be a tough one and we want to make sure your children are ready for it. During 5th grade we have four Sunday Morning After Church (SMAC) events to help equip them. They will have lunch, go on a field trip and learn more about the BLAST building blocks: respect, wisdom, grace, destiny and perspective. See the 5th Grade SMAC section below for more information.

5th Grade SMAC

SMAC stands for Sunday Morning After Church and it's our chance to help your 5th grader get ready for middle school. We meet five Sundays and discuss Respect, Grace, Wisdom, Destiny, and Perspective.

Schedule

  • April- Fun Station
  • May-Tree-to-Tree Adventures Ziplining

Email Kara at kmurphy@icelebration.org for information.

Thank you to everyone that helped make Adventure Week 2017 a HUGE success. We had over 700 children, youth and adults on campus each day. 42 children prayed to receive Christ on Wednesday! Our volunteers are working to follow up with their parents and help them on the first steps of their journey with Jesus.

Volunteering

Working in Children's Ministry is a BLAST! And the amazing work of Celebration's Children's ministry couldn't happen without the volunteers that give of their time every week to serve our children and families. Want to join our team? We've got a place for you to serve!

Positions

  • BLAST Jr Teachers & Assistants
  • BLAST Leaders
  • BLAST Registration
  • Mega Verse Store Attendants & Shoppers
  • KidStuff Volunteers
  • Upward Coaches & Assistant Coaches
  • Upward Referees
  • Upward Scorekeepers
Contact Pastor Tommy Hendricks, the Children & Family Pastor, or the Children's Ministry Assistant, Kara Murphy to learn more about getting involved. You will need to submit a Volunteer Application and Background Check Authorization form.