Children’s Ministry

The passion of Lighthouse’s Children’s Ministry is to glorify God in and through the children of our church. Our hope is that each child will know God, love God and have a growing relationship with God. We believe the Bible teaches this begins with the gospel message, which explains that man is sinful, that Jesus died on the cross to pay for those sins and rose on the third day and that forgiveness, a renewed relationship with God and eternal life are available to all who confess and believe this is true.

Mission Statement

Children’s Ministries at Lighthouse is committed to assisting parents in the evangelism and discipleship of their kids for the glory of God  (Ephesians 6:4Deuteronomy 6:6-9). Our vision is for each child to glorify God by loving God and loving others.

Theme Verse

Our theme verse is Deuteronomy 4:5-10. We believe that a child who knows God’s Word:

  • Listens to God’s commandments
  • Lights the paths of others
  • Learns of God’s goodness
  • Lives in the fear of the Lord

Volunteering in Children’s Ministry

Find out how you can help!

Available Classes

Lighthouse offers age-specific child care during both our 9 AM and 11 AM Sunday morning worship services.

First Service (9:00am)
1 year old
2 years old
3 years old
4 years old
TK/Kinder – 1st grade
2nd – 3rd grade
4th-5th grade
Second Service (11:00am)
1 year old
2 years old
3 years old – 4 years old
TK/Kinder – 1st grade
2nd – 3rd Grade
4th – 5th grade

Sample Schedules

2 Years Old
8:45 – Children arrive and play
9:00 – Activity centers
9:30 – Bathroom break
9:40 – Bible lesson and snack
9:50 – Craft
10:00 – Music
10:10 – Quiet activities
10:15 – Parents pick up children
2nd to 3rd Grade
8:45 – Children arrive and play
9:05 – Review the Gospel and class rules
9:15 – Prayer requests
9:20 – Music and offering
9:30 – Bible lesson
9:50 – Craft
10:10 – Snacks
10:15 – Parents pick up children

Would you like to serve in the children’s ministry? If you have been attending Lighthouse at least three months and have been a Christian at least one year, demonstrating a growing, fruitful relationship with Jesus, please consider serving.

To volunteer, please do the following:

  1. Observe for two weeks in the age group of your interest. Contact Jen Wu at kids@lighthousesouthbay.org to schedule an observation.
  2. Complete the volunteer application form and return to Jen Wu.
  3. Obtain a Live Scan form by emailing Jen Wu at kids@lighthousesouthbay.org and take it to an approved site to get fingerprinted. Return completed Live Scan to Jen Wu along with the receipt for reimbursement.
  4. Attend a children’s ministry training meeting to go over ministry policies. This meeting is scheduled periodically, so we will contact you once you have submitted your completed application and Live Scan form.

Lighthouse asks parents who have a child participating in any of the children’s ministry classes to serve one Sunday a month. This gives them an opportunity to serve God, the other children, and parents. It also allows us to provide a higher teacher-student ratio.

If parents are unable to serve on their scheduled week, they can switch with another parent volunteer who also serves in that class. Please contact Jen Wu at kids@lighthousesouthbay.org and the appropriate class leaders about any changes.

Parent helpers need to be aware of the following children’s ministry policies:

  1. The “Never Alone Rule” – an adult is never allowed to be alone with a child/children unless that person is the child’s parent. This applies at all times, including trips to the bathroom.
  2. Sick children will not be admitted into the children’s ministry.
  3. In the case of an earthquake, children are to remain in their classrooms unless there is a greater danger by staying (e.g., fire). If evacuation is necessary, all classes should exit to the parking lot.
  4. Men are not allowed to have children sit in their laps.
  5. The same parent needs to sign his or her child(ren) in and out.

Parent Helper Schedule

View the online Parent Helper Schedule.

Please contact Jen Wu at kids@lighthousesouthbay.org for more information.