Nursery Vision Statement
The TCPC Family Ministry exists for the glory of Christ, by partnering with parents in the discipleship of children to become corporate worshippers who love Jesus for a lifetime.
The hope of the TCPC Nursery Ministry is that every parent feels welcomed and supported, and every child begins to learn that they are created by God, loved by Him, and belong to our church body. We make every effort to keep our nursery a safe and loving environment for both the parents and children.
Our newly built nursery wing, has 5 rooms, an indoor playroom and an outdoor playground. This wing is locked and secured throughout the morning to ensure the only people who have access to your children are our workers, volunteers and you as a parent.
Each room is staffed with a regular weekly worker, who is there every Sunday to greet and care for your child. These ladies are passionate about children’s ministry and are loving toward the children in their room. They desire to build a relationship with you as the parent, so that you feel comfortable leaving your child in their hands.
Each room also has volunteers. All of our volunteers are background checked and trained before serving in the nursery. We have a rotating list of volunteers, so the children are gaining a full vision of the church body, the different members, and how they serve and love them.
All of our rooms follow the same curriculum plan, so there is unity in what each of the children are being taught. Within this curriculum we have a “Big Truth” where they are taught the importance of God’s Word through one big truth every month. The big truth comes from the Bible Story that they hear, every week for a month. The children also learn a song that helps them memorize Scripture, and a specific prayer is prayed over each child in the nursery. If you want to see samples of our curriculum, our nursery director would be thrilled to show you.
- Sleeping/Nursing Room: this room is dimly lit and has 3 cribs and two rocking chairs for the convenience of mothers. We also have available a sound machine and a monitor.
- Infant Room: birth-beginning to crawl
- Crawlers (Orange) Room: crawlers-new walkers
- Toddlers (Purple) Room: walkers-23 months
- Twos (Green) Room: two year olds
- Threes (Blue) Room: three year olds (must be potty trained)
- *If you turn 4 AFTER August 1, you may remain in the nursery for the remainder of the year. We have a graduation for all of our 4 year olds into the Children’s Ministry, in the fall.
- Indoor Playroom: each class gets a turn to play in the room during our colder months and rainy days.
- Outdoor Playground: an age appropriate playground is available for each room to use on Sunday mornings for children to run, play and get their energy out.
New to the Nursery?
If this is your first time visiting the nursery, we would love to give you a tour on Sunday morning! If you are planning on dropping your child off, we have a check-in process that we will walk you through. The nursery is located to the right of the sanctuary, off of the Sunday School hallway. The nursery director, or a coordinator will be at the front desk ready to answer any of your questions, or check your child into the nursery through our secure check-in system.
You can also fill out the form below to get the process started before you even get here: TCPC Nursery Registration Form
In the nursery, we recognize that you, as the parent, is first and foremost the child’s first discipler, and we are just thrilled to come alongside of you in leading your child to Christ. To help partner with you, we love to give you resources. Available outside of the nursery wing is a resource wall, where you will find the Monthly Curriculum that your child will be learning. We also like to provide the parent with articles, activities, encouragement and many more things on this wall. We also send out monthly newsletters; if you would like to be added please email the nursery director. We would also love for you to keep up with the nursery via Instagram or our Facebook Group.
If you have any further questions or comments, please email Leeann Raleigh, our Nursery Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. She would love to hear from you!
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.
Please contact Jennifer Matocha for more info.
Pre-K / 4 & 5-Year-Old's
"GOD LEADS HIS PEOPLE"
Welcome to the Fall quarter of the Show Me Jesus curriculum for preschoolers. For 13 weeks this curriculum will focus on the theme God Leads His People. Children will discover that God calls his people to himself, and he wants them to trust and follow him. Through exciting Bible stories about Moses and the Israelites, preschoolers will begin to grasp that God is loving and powerful, he makes and keeps promises, he punishes sin, and he redeems and saves his people.
Interwoven throughout the quarter is God’s promise to send the Savior. Preschoolers learn that God sent his Son, Jesus, to save his people from their sins. They learn that those who trust the Lord Jesus as their living Savior can be sure of forgiveness of sins and help to follow God’s leading.
"BEGINNING KIDS QUEST CATECHISM!"
Using accounts from the Bible and God’s work will help the children understand God’s character and abstract theological truths. Music, games, art, written activities, and a lot of repetition reinforce the teaching and help the children memorize the answers to the catechism questions.
- They discover that God made every one of us just as he wanted us to be, and that he wants us to love and obey him.
- Through listening to Bible stories, they see that each Person of the Godhead is fully God and has particular work to do in the world, especially in the redemption of sinners.
- A recurring theme is God’s love and care, which are supremely expressed in his provision of redemption through Jesus Christ.
Our ultimate goal for each student to have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ and grow to love and trust him with all his or her heart, soul, mind and strength.
1st & 2nd Grade
The children will be learning that obedience is not only a command from God, but also our loving response to the Good Shepherd who gave his life for the sheep (John 10:11; 14:15). The goals for the children are to learn:
- That although obedience is sometimes hard, trusting Jesus as their Savior from sin means they can obey God.
- How to obey God as they study God’s Word.
- See God as loving, powerful, and sovereign, leading them to want to obey him.
- Continue in obedience as God works in their hearts.
Your children will come to know that our obedience is a privilege and a gift from God, and they will thank him for his grace and goodness. They should have both memorized and experienced these words taken from Psalm 23: “The LORD is my shepherd. . . . He guides me in paths of righteousness. . . . Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”
3rd & 4th Grade
"GOD’S GRACE IN THE LAW"
Elementary students will study the Ten Commandments in greater depth using a topical approach, and be introduced to the requirements and prohibitions of each commandment through the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Most of our attention will be directed toward the third use of the law—its special use for believers. Our aim is to show covenant children, to whom God has made promises of salvation, how God wants them to live. They will discover that the law is not the enemy but the friend of those who are redeemed by Christ and united to him by faith. Next, we will turn to the second use of the law to show those who lack faith that they need Christ for salvation from the penalty for breaking the law. Last, we will remind those who have faith that they must continue to rely upon the work of Christ, not their own works, for their acceptance with God.
5th & 6th Grade
"MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE AND JOHN"
In this study, your preteens and young teens will study all four Gospels in a way they never have before! Sure, they know about Jesus’ miraculous birth, his miracles and life, and his death and resurrection. But they are now old enough to explore the story of Christ through the eyes of the Gospel writers—by comparing, contrasting, and examining Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. They will learn awesome Bible study skills while also seeing the life and ministry of Jesus come alive through these eyewitnesses and disciples of Christ.
Most important, we pray that through this study they will come to a greater love for our Savior and the work of redemption he provided through his sacrifice.