The mission of Wellington’s Elementary Ministry is to continue developing disciples with a servant's heart, building upon the Nursery, Toddler and Preschool Ministries. Our objective is to teach biblical truths, showing the children their need for a Savior resulting in a life given to and dedicated to Christ and His work. It is our ultimate goal to come alongside parents in fulfilling their Biblical mandate to bring up their children in the training and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:1-4).
Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.
Our Sunday School classes provide age-appropriate Bible lessons and learning activities that teach the character of God, the work of Christ, and the means of living in right relationship to Him. This is accomplished by presenting the whole council of God and demonstrating to children the unity, consistency, and sufficiency of the Scriptures for their lives.
Junior Church – 10:30 a.m.
Junior Church is worship specifically designed for K-5th graders Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. We sing, pray, and give our offering in the first thirty minutes. At 11 a.m. the kids are split into graded classes for their lessons and Bible study. Our ministry team is equipped with a very faithful group of teachers who are dedicated to the Christian training and discipleship of the children at Wellington.
- Several times throughout the year we have Family Days where all K-5th grade students meet to worship with their parents. During these days, we will have regular Sunday school, but will not have Junior Church.
The Kid's Praise Kids Choir
... meets together on Sunday evenings beginning each fall to rehearse for their Christmas musical presentation. All kindergarten - 5th graders are encouraged to participate in this ministry. The choir provides a great opportunity for kids to build friendships, learn about Christ, memorize scripture and have the experience of sharing the message of the incarnation through songs and choreography.
The Hand Bell Choir
... consists of those who kids in Junior Church who wish to play bells for adult worship 4 - 5 times a year. The children have also provided special music at Sayre Village, a retirement home for the elderly. No practice is necessary only the knowledge of basic colors. Every child K - 5th grade is welcome to participate.
... is a themed week of Bible lessons and fun activities for children ages 3 through the 5th grade. Each evening the kids will worship through song, prayer and offering, learn about Bible characters and stories as they relate to their life in Christ, participate in fun crafts and recreation, and support a mission. At the end of the week parents are invited to participate as the kids help review all they have learned. VBS typically is scheduled during the summer months.
Other annual activities
... include a Resurrection Egg Hunt and our Fall Festival (October).
We provide ministry opportunities to adults so they can exercise their spiritual gifts. As they guide children, leaders learn valuable ministry skills and encourage one another to bring honor and glory to Christ (1 Peter 4:10-11).
Our Ministry Team
- Children’s Director – Tanya Holcomb
- Teachers (K-1, 2nd – 3rd, 4th – 5th)
- Teachers assistants
- Music leader (Junior Church)
- VBS volunteers (teachers, assistants, guides, crafts, snacks, recreation, set-up)
- Kids Praise Choir (choreographers, helpers)
- Parent volunteers (help with activities and snacks)