Children in Bread&Wine

“Crackers&Juice”

We value our kids and seek to give them unique and intentional spaces for discipleship, teaching, and loving children. This happens within gospel communities during the week and especially at worship gatherings on Sundays.

These spaces are:

  • Gospel-CenteredEach week during our worship gatherings we share the gospel with children in loving and creative ways.
  • Story-Formed – We teach the full scope of the story of God to kids instead of moral lessons. We want to captivate kids with who God is and what he has done instead of isolated stories to teach morality.
  • Prayer-Filled – Our weekly gatherings for children involve prayer. Volunteers pray for kids each week and kids will see volunteers praying during their time together.
  • Safe for Everyone – We are committed to the safety of  our children during the worship gatherings. Every volunteer is background checked and follows guidelines to ensure their safety.

The Crackers&Juice Leadership Team

On Sunday mornings, we have a plethora of volunteer teachers and care-givers who prayerfully prepare and care for our kids in three classrooms. This requires lots of organizations, support, training, and structure. This team of leaders serves our volunteers so they can shepherd our kids and get challenged by our kids!

Help With Children on Sundays

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Children’s Discipleship in Bread&Wine

When God blesses parents with children, they are given the privilege of making disciples in every aspect of life. Discipleship at its best happens in the family. This task requires intentionality and encouragement.

As a church, we are dedicated to equipping parents to be the primary spiritual influence in the lives of their children. As a community, we come alongside the ministry of parents in teaching and modeling Jesus.

We value children in our gospel communities because Jesus values children. We want children to be active participants when we come together. While the current cultural trend is to separate parents and children in church and daily activities, it is our desire to nurture life-together as families inside the context of a Gospel-centered community living on mission. It is actually within a community that children get to hear the gospel from lots of people and see the implications for following Jesus in normal life.

Parents as Disciple Makers

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. – Deuteronomy 4:9

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:5-7

Notice these words and phrases…”shall be on your heart”, “teach” them, “talk” about them, when you “sit”, as you “walk”, when you “lie down”, and when you “rise up” are comprehensive and holistic in nature. Parents are therefore supposed to take advantage of every opportunity (formal or informal) to ensure that their children are taught to love God and obey His commandments.

“You can do it, we will help.”

Ephesians 4:11-12 Makes it clear that the leadership in a local church is primarily responsible for “equipping the saints for the work of service.” While the concept of equipping is broader than children’s discipleship, our development of parents is certainly assumed. We are committed to equipping parents to raise their children in the knowledge of the truth. Here are some helpful resources for parents.