Blessed is the man…whose delight is in the law of the LORD. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in season and its leaf does not wither. Psalm 1:1 – 3
The TCPC Children’s Committee aim is to come alongside parents to impart to children a vision of God, who He is, who we are in relation to Him, and to establish a foundation of doctrine and truth. We desire for the children of TCPC to be biblically grounded with a faith that will hold them when the days of testing come. We want them to love the Lord our God with all their heart and to delight in Him forever, glorifying Him through service and evangelism.
Children’s Worship (4 -and 5-year olds)
Children’s worship meets during the 9 am and 11:15 am worship services from September through May. Our goal is to share the Word of God with the children and prepare them for corporate worship. This time includes singing, prayer, and catechism instruction. The Westminster Shorter Catechism gives children key biblical teachings about God, scripture, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the sacraments, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer.
Children’s Sunday School
Sunday School is an essential part of our children’s ministry. Gifted and committed adults give instruction to our children about God and His plan to redeem people through Jesus. All classes involve age appropriate activities including singing, doing crafts, studying the Bible, and praying together.
Sunday school for all ages is offered during the Sunday school hour, between the Sunday services from 10:20 am until 11:05 am. It is divided according to age and/or school grade. Below you will find the curricula used for each class:
2-year-olds: A Sure Foundation
Class Room 106/108
Children learn simple truth statements and begin to memorize scripture as they form their language skills.
3-year-olds: He Established a Testimony
Class Room 126
God has testified of His glorious deeds and mighty power. Children explore God's greatness by noting key themes found chronologically throughout the Old Testament. Teachers prepare the lesson through the study of scripture using a list of key themes, opening illustrations, and application questions to acquaint children with a great God whose character never changes.
Pre-Kindergarten/4 & 5 Year Olds: He Has Spoken By His Son
Class Room 105/107 & 109/111
The New Testament beautifully unfolds the wonder and power of Jesus Christ. Children explore the greatness of God in Christ by noting key themes found chronologically throughout the New Testament. Teachers prepare the lesson through the study of scripture using a list of key themes, opening illustrations, and application questions to acquaint children with a great God who has spoken by His Son.
Kindergarten: Jesus, What a Savior!
Class Room 135; Class Room 137
We were created to enjoy the glory of God. But as sinners we fail to treasure Him as we should. Our hearts are full of sin and we stand in need of a Savior. This chronological study on redemption explores the incomparable greatness and worth of God, the desperate condition of helpless sinners, and the all-sufficient work of Jesus Christ to redeem sinful people.
1st Grade: The ABCs of God
Class Room 139
Right thinking about God is essential for the life of faith. Using the alphabet as a framework for teaching the attributes of God, this study explores the delight that God has in Himself as the source, means, and purpose of all things. Each lesson asks and answers three key questions, "Who is God?" "What is He like?" and "How should I act toward Him?" as it presents a theology of God for children.
2nd Grade: Faithful to All His Promises
Class Room 141
God's promises are gifts to the believer. The challenge of the Christian life is not to simply know the promises of God, but to place unshakable confidence in them. This study teaches children that God's character is trustworthy; therefore, His promises are true and reliable.
3rd Grade: To Be Like Jesus
Class Room 144
What is salvation? How does someone become a Christian? What does it mean to become like Jesus? This curriculum helps answer these important questions by explaining elements of the Gospel message, its purpose, and promise. A major portion of this study focuses on the doctrine of sanctification - the process by which a Christian becomes more and more conformed to the likeness of Jesus.
4th Grade: In the Beginning…Jesus
Class Room 142
The Bible is one complete true story that progressively reveals God's redemptive plan, which comes to complete fulfillment in the Person and work of Jesus Christ. In the Beginning...Jesus begins with a historical mystery—Jesus' death on the cross—and asks the questions: "What really happened here?" "Why did Jesus die?" and "Who did it?" Special emphasis is given to showing that the Bible is God's story from beginning to end and that Jesus is the key to understanding the story.
5th & 6th Grade: How Majestic is Your Name!
The names of God in the Bible are a reflection of His character, which is so glorious that He cannot be described by a single name. His character is communicated in hundreds of names progressively revealed in the Bible. But the focus of How Majestic is Your Name is not the many names, titles and references to God. These are merely the structure to show the greatness of our God. Each lesson presents glorious truths about God and encourages students to see and rejoice in His goodness and greatness.