Kids at Second

There are a variety of classes, activities, and mission opportunities through our Children’s Ministry to bring little ones up in His love, and to have fun while doing so!

Nursery

The Nursery is open for all services, MidWeek program classes, Sunday School, and morning Bible studies. Our mission is to be a safe place where every child and parent sees the love of God in the people who care for them, causing all to have a greater desire to know Him and serve in His church.

Connect

Connect is a great way for 2nd–5th graders to connect with our church, each other, awesome leaders, and to God's Word through music, games, and Bible lessons! We meet on Wednesdays, 6:15-7:30pm, in the Youth lobby.

Worship

We love for kids to join us in corporate worship. We have a time during the service where kids can come down front for a children's sermon. Families can take their younger ones to the nursery after this part of the service.

Shine

All children are a gift from the Lord, “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). Our SHINE special needs ministry is designed to share the good news of Christ’s love with those who may have unique learning or physical challenges.

Children’s Choirs

On Wednesday nights, children have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of Christ's love for them through music by learning great hymns of the faith, memorizing scripture, recognizing music symbols and notes, and playing musical instruments.

Sunday School

On Sunday mornings, our children are encouraged to participate in Sunday School between services, at 9:45am. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to grow in their knowledge of who God is and who He created them to be. For a full list of classes and locations, see below.

Sunday Morning Class Locations

On Sunday mornings, Sunday School classes take place between worship services at 9:45am. Here’s where to go: 

Age Group 0–3 Pre-K Jr. K Sr. K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Location Nursery C101 C102 C103/C104 C105 C106 C107 C108 C109

Nursery

Our mission is to be a safe place where every child and parent sees the love of God in the people who care for them, causing all to have a greater desire to know Him and serve in His church.

Nursery Hours

The Nursery is open for all services, MidWeek program classes, Sunday School, and morning Bible studies. The Nursery opens 15 minutes prior to scheduled events and stays open 15 minutes after scheduled ending time unless otherwise noted.

Nursery Wellness Policy

During cold and flu season please be aware of our Nursery Wellness Policy. You have a role to play in keeping our Nursery a healthy place to bring your child. If your child is not well, please refrain from bringing him/her to the Nursery.

A well child has:

  • No fever over 99.6 degrees currently or for the last 24 hours
  • No vomiting or diarrhea currently or for the last 24 hours
  • No runny nose that appears green or yellow
  • No persistent cough
  • No unexplained rashes
  • No skin infections (impetigo, boils, ringworm)
  • No eye infections
  • No childhood diseases such as chicken pox, mumps, measles, rubella, pertussis, scarlet fever

If your child currently has any of the above symptoms, we will not accept him/her into the Nursery. If a child develops any of the above symptoms while in our care, we will ask you to come and get him/her.

Nursery Frequently Asked Quetions

Still have questions? drop us an email or contact Kirsten Scheel, Early Childhood Coordinator, at (901) 531-6178.

Early Childhood

It’s never too early to introduce your child to the love of Jesus. Long before they can write their names or recite the alphabet, these little ones can take their first steps in a lifelong journey of faith. The preschool ministry is reflective of our desire to join with you, their parents and church family, to ignite their desire for the Lord. 

Catechism

One of the ways we teach our preschool children about the love of Jesus is by learning the catechism together. You can join us in this endeavor by encouraging your children to practice them at home!

Preschool Catechism Questions


CHILDREN'S CHOIRS 

Another way we teach our preschool children about the love of Jesus is by singing his praises! See below for choir age groups and times. Email Christy Young with questions.

PreK–1st Grade Choirs

Wednesdays, 6:15-7:30pm
On Wednesday nights, children will broaden their knowledge of Christ's love for them through music by learning great hymns of the faith, memorizing scripture, recognizing music symbols and notes, and playing musical instruments. 

Learn More & Register

2nd-5th Grade Children's Choirs

Sundays, 4:30-5:30pm (dinner served at 5:30)
This exciting program provides many artistic experiences, from singing to drama. Sunday night choirs sing in worship throughout the choir year and perform a musical in the spring.

Learn More & Register

Elementary

Through Bible teaching and nurturing relationships, we seek to help children in elementary school develop a solid Christian worldview to guide them through the coming years.

Connect: 

A weekly opportunity for our elementary students to connect to the church, awesome leaders, other 2nd-5th graders, and God’s word through, music, games, and Bible lessons! Wednesday evenings, Jan 8-April 29, 6:15-7:30pm. Meet in the Youth & Recreation lobby, and pick up in the PDS lobby or by carpool line. Parents must register new participants and sign a waiver. 

Curriculum:

The elementary Sunday School curriculum is part of a 1st-12th grade curriculum aimed to assist families in the discipleship process by providing outlines of Sunday School lessons as well as age-appropriate discussion questions. The lessons are presented through games, skits, Bible reading and age-appropriate activities.

Contact Lucy Stevens at   or 901-531-6178 with questions.

Special Needs

Our mission is to be a safe place where every child and parent sees the love of God in the people who care for them, causing all to have a greater desire to know Him and serve in His church.

Shine

All children are a gift from the Lord, “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). Our SHINE special needs ministry is designed to share the good news of Christ’s love with those who may have unique learning or physical challenges.

Our Shine Sunday School class meets in N101 during the 9:45am Sunday School hour and 11:00am church hour. All ages and disabilities are welcome!

Also, we offer a Shine Shadow program, which provides the opportunity for students with special needs to remain with their peers in appropriate grade level while supporting Biblical differentiated learning.

For more information about our Shine ministry or to volunteer, contact Julia Santos at or 901-282-2043.

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