Children’s Ministry

Our Children’s Ministry exists for one purpose: to help children grow in wisdom and stature, just like Jesus!

Our mission is to provide the best possible care, comfort, guidance and instruction in the Word of God for your children. Our adult volunteers work to demonstrate the love of God and life-changing principles to your children.

Each week, we offer Bible studies during Sunday School. We have many fun and educational events and programs for kids and families. During the summer months, we offer interactive children’s programs including Vacation Bible Camp.

In addition to traditional Sunday activities for kids, Mother’s Morning Out (MMO), Weddington Christian Preschool and Weddington Christian Academy offer academic excellence in learning and spiritual formation on a weekday basis.

The Ark Children’s Ministry Sunday Lesson

Hello from the Ark Team! We continue to miss you all and especially miss your child’s face, laughter, and love. We are all so eager to get back together soon and cannot wait for that day.

Even though we cannot be together, please know we all here trying very hard to keep you covered with Sunday morning lessons, object lessons on Facebook, Zoom meetings, and so much more. Click here to join our Ark Facebook Group.

We are praying for you and your family. Please know we are here for you.

-The Ark Children’s Ministry Team

The Ark Children’s Ministry: Sunday, February 21 Lesson

This week’s lesson: Mary and Martha

Bible Verse: Luke 10:38-42

Sunday School Classroom Page The Ark is excited to introduce a new Sunday School curriculum that will engage children’s natural sense of curiosity to help them understand God’s love. They will explore the Bible in ways that feed their imagination and will encourage creativity. Through Bible stories, songs, videos, activities, and parent involvement, Celebrate Wonder will equip families to aid children to explore their faith while incorporating it into their daily lives. Ark Families, let’s journey together, let’s wonder together, and let’s celebrate God together! Click here to download the interactive lesson for this week.


News and Announcements 

Passport: My Journey to Easter Lent begins Wednesday, February 17. Lent is a time of preparation for the coming of  Easter. It is a time to reflect and focus on your relationship with God. Many choose to prepare by giving up something, volunteering, or giving of their time for others. The Ark Team wants our children, kindergarten through 5th grade, to be included in this season. The Ark has created an Easter Passport that is filled with kid-friendly activities and events to engage children during the 40 days of Lent. As they attend worship services, complete Sunday School lessons, come to the “Jesus is Alive” event, and much more, they will earn a stamp or sticker in their “Passport: My Journey to Easter.” If you missed the sign-up and would still like your child to participate, please contact Ashley Goodner at

Placemat Praise Click here to download the February Placemat Praise.

February Prayer Calendar At our Monroe Campus, Pastor Rocio recently preached on the importance of reading God’s word and praying. Katie Bradshaw, the Children’s Ministry Associate at Monroe Campus, created a prayer calendar for the month of February. This calendar is a wonderful tool for families. This tool can equip parents to guide their families in prayer and aid them to be spiritual leaders of their families. The Calendar is available in English and Spanish. Click here to download.

Children’s Ministry Sick Policy

It’s that time of year when a lot of our children are coming down with nasty colds and viruses.  In order to keep our nurseries and classrooms as healthy as possible, please adhere to our Children’s Ministry Sick Policy.


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