INFANTS - 4TH GRADE
Waterloo Road Baptist Church believes parents are the primary disciple makers of their children. Therefore, our goal is to partner with and equip parents in discipling their children. We exist to help children seek God and serve Him as wholly devoted followers of Christ.
29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” - Mark 12:29-31
Connect Groups: Sundays @ 9:30a
Children are placed in age-appropriate classes where they learn about God’s Word through Bible study, games, music, and much more.
Worship Care: Sundays @ 8a and 10:45a
Worship Care is provided for Infants through Prekindergarten during both worship services. During this hour, your children will be cared for by a team of volunteers who serve on a rotating basis. Parents are always welcome to keep their children with them in corporate worship as well.
Children's Church: Sundays @ 10:45a
During late service (10:45a), children in Kindergarten through Second Grade have the option to go to Children's Church. Children's Church is designed to assist with the transition to attending corporate worship with the body of Christ. As families feel comfortable, the goal is for children to begin attending worship with their families.
For children who attend Children's Church, they will participate with their parents for a portion of the service and then be excused to the Childhood Chapel for the transitional model worship service. Children will experience the Gospel Project Kid’s Worship curriculum, which is an extension of our Connect Groups curriculum.
MIDWEEK: Wednesdays @ 6:30p during the School Year
On Wednesday evenings, children three years of age through 4th grade participate in Midweek Bible Studies where they learn through Scripture memorization, Bible stories, games, activities, and more. Children two years and younger participate in Worship Care provided their parents are attending Wednesday evening activities.
Easter Outreach for Families
On Palm Sunday, March 24th, 2024, families can pick up an outreach opportunity for families with children aged birth through 4th grade. Grab an activity basket and invite a friend or neighbor to go through the basket with you. Invite them to the Good Friday service and to Easter Sunday.
CrossTimbers Children's Camp
CrossTimbers Children’s Camp is an overnight camp for children who have completed 3rd & 4th grade. Our 3rd & 4th graders attend camp with our Preteen students (5th & 6th graders). CrossTimbers dates for 2024 are June 21st-24th. CrossTimbers is an amazing time of Bible study, ropes courses, target sports, water activities, swimming, worship, missions opportunities, and much more. Click here for the registration packet. Check out https://www.oklahomabaptists.org/childhood/crosstimbers/ for more information about the campgrounds. Contact Emily Townley to register.
Vacation Bible School
VBS 2024 is June 2nd-6th (Sunday-Thursday) from 6:30-8:45pm. VBS is for children who have completed Prekindergarten through 6th grade and is an incredible time of learning about God and our relationship with Him. The 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will be in their very own Preteen Week where they will transition from the Elementary Ministry to the Preteen Ministry and participate in lots of great activities. Click here to register.
Fall Frolic is a great event for families from birth through 101! In 2023, Fall Frolic is scheduled for October 29th from 5-7 pm. Fall Frolic will be an outdoor walk-through Scavenger Hunt with multiple different stations. Families will receive candy or small prizes at each station as well as candy bags at the end. Non-scary, family-friendly costumes are encouraged.
For information about Policies and Procedures, please check out our Childhood Handbook and our Reducing the Risk Policy. Click the links on the left side of this page.