Mission & Philosophy
The purpose of Saint Andrew’s children’s ministry is to help parents fulfill their covenantal role as the primary educators of their children in all matters of faith (Deut. 6:6-7). Our goal is not to supplant the parents’ responsibility but rather to provide supplementary teaching that will reinforce what they are learning at home. We celebrate the fact that God has given the church teachers who faithfully serve every Lord’s Day morning in Sunday school and Wednesday evenings in Bible Memory Club. You will find in our bookstore valuable resources to help you in your endeavor to raise your children in a way that brings glory to God.
We believe that learning God’s Word is the primary way for us to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. We also believe that it is good for the children and their families to be active together with the wider covenant family—the church. You can find more information on our Facebook page. Please see the Church Calendar to remain informed about upcoming events.
Tender Care: 4-5 year olds and Little Ones (3 years olds) meet in the Tender Care room (located adjacent to the nursery). Both classes share the same entrance. All children must be signed in by parents.
Children are always welcome and encouraged to be in the service, but we offer Little Ones (3 years old) as a help to those who are transitioning their child from the nursery. Your child is not required to attend Little Ones, but we recognize that some parents need help during this developmental period in their child’s life. The Little Ones ministry is available to you. As you are preparing to have your family together every Lord’s Day, let us recommend a very helpful book entitled Parenting in the Pew by Robbie Castleman, available in our bookstore. Many parents here at Saint Andrew’s have testified to the impact this book has had on their lives as a worshiping family.