Children's MinistryChildren’s Ministry (Infant – 5th Grade)

Infant-Preschool Ministry

Contact: Mindy Flick, Director of Early Childhood Programs (574-386-0852, mindykflick@gmail.com)

Infants (at all services on Sunday mornings)

We transition ECC’s youngest ones (0-12 months) from your loving arms to ours, introducing the church as a safe place to laugh, cry, and grow.

At this developmental stage (13-23 months), we introduce kids to God’s Story and let them experience it hands-on through a highly interactive curriculum.

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2’s , 3’s, and 4’s/5’s (at all services on Sunday mornings)

As kids are introduced to more of the Story God tells through the Bible and each of our individual lives, they are encouraged to explore who He is and what He’s done, and to engage in relationships that show His love. As they grow in their understanding of community, we want to help them treat others the way they want to be treated.

 

Elementary Ministry

Huddles (9:30 a.m.)

Huddles are our 9:30am elementary Sunday school classes that meet during the school year. Dedicated Huddle leaders teach kids the nuts and bolts of navigating God’s story. Kids learn how to navigate the Bible; hear, retell, and act out Bible stories; hide God’s word in their hearts; apply God’s truth to their lives; and practice praying with each other. Four Sundays a year are designated KidMission Sundays, when Huddles explore the work God is doing through ECC-supported ministries locally and around the world. It’s a great place for kids to grow in community!

Contact: Leah Wooden (812-606-0501 or leahwooden@gmail.com)

Underground (11:00 a.m.)

2016-8-ug-kickoffUnderground is a worship service for children at 11:00am in the Children’s Center.  Through Worship, Story, and Community we strive to root ourselves in Jesus and grow in Him by connecting to the BIG PICTURE.  The BIG PICTURE of Worship means including aspects of adult worship as well as finding ways to join the adults in the Sanctuary.  The BIG PICTURE of Story means showing kids how the stories of Scripture connect to tell one big STORY in which we all get to participate.  The BIG PICTURE of Community means putting together all elementary-aged kiddos together in one space with teenage, college-aged, and adult volunteers and sometimes even inviting families to worship with us.  It’s a great place for kids to establish roots!

Contact: Aimee Tuszynski, Director of Elementary Worship (812-340-4602 or aimeemt@comcast.net)

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Events will be held throughout the year to allow kids a chance to connect to the broader Church and grow deeper into a specific aspect of following Jesus.  Events give us time outside of Sunday morning to dig deeper into community and fellowship, service, missions and outreach, worship leadership, and story.  Growth accelerates during these special times of focus, so don’t let your kids miss out! Contact Aimee Tuszynski (aimeemt@comcast.net) for more information.

 

Camp

Contact: Matt Wooden (camps@eccbloomington.org)

Camp Preo

kids-page-campCamp Preo is an all-week event for kids age 4 through those entering 2nd grade. This is a summer daycamp that can’t be missed! It’s packed with amazing, memory-sealing stuff and is one of our summer highlights. Explore camp at www.ecccamps.com!

Camp Olivet

Every summer, we offer a camping experience for kids entering grades 3-6 that CANNOT BE MISSED. Uh, seriously, don’t miss it, OK? It’s packed with amazing, memory-sealing stuff and rocks. Hard core. Get the scoop on camp at www.ecccamps.com.

 

Want to Get Involved and Volunteer?Children15-2

We are always looking for help, from playing with infants or reading a Bible story to toddlers all the way to teaching a Huddles class or helping put together a worship program in Underground. These programs run because of the volunteers that have a desire to serve. On any given Sunday during the school year, at least 40 volunteers are needed! If you would like to get involved, please fill out the volunteer application and contact Aimee Tuszynski (aimeemt@comcast.net), Mindy Flick (mindykflick@gmail.com), or Leah Wooden (leahwooden@gmail.com).