New to Our Family Ministry Staff
Family Ministry is excited to announce our new Interim Youth Coordinator, Brian Wilds. Brian comes to Liberty with a strong background of teaching at Delaware Christian Schools. With a master’s degree in Christian Ministry, he vast experience with children and youth. Brian and his wife have seven children, ages 7 to 20.
Liberty Family Ministry is excited to announce Jenny Dodson as our new Kid Min Coordinator! Jenny is a member of Liberty who has taught at our church preschool, Liberty Early Education Center, volunteered in both Sunday school and VBS, and has been a vital part of the Children’s Ministry Committee. Jenny and her husband have two young children.
WELCOME TO OUR KID’S MINISTRY
The goal at Liberty Presbyterian Church is to allow children to grow in Christ and thrive with His love in a very fun and exciting Sunday school program. Prayerfully consider volunteering for this awesome ministry.
Register now for the current Sunday School year by contacting Dawn Parr, Family Ministry Director.
By registering your child in our program you are agreeing to volunteer to teach or assist in a classroom.
SUNDAY SCHOOL & CHILDCARE
Nursery and Toddler childcare is offered for our services. Pagers are available. Our Sunday school program offers exciting activities for children in Preschool through Fifth Grade.
Wee Ones (birth up to 3 years old)
Location: Carriage House Room 101
Our youngest ones are lovingly cared for each Sunday and will find comfort in baby swings or in the gentle arms of our caregivers. We are well stocked with multi-sensory toys and activities to engage each age group. A simple message is taught each Sunday that focuses on Christ’s love in action. The room opens 15 minutes prior to the start of worship.
Bible Builder’s Preschool and PreK
These classes present simple Bible truths in a fresh, interactive setting that capitalizes on a child’s need to experience life with all their senses! Children grow in Bible knowledge through such activities as: interpretive music, simple crafts, exciting games, creative snacks, and special story time. Our curriculum focuses on helping young children learn how to know, love, and follow Christ. Classes are dismissed from worship following the pastor’s Children’s Moment.
Faith Journey Workshop (K– 4th Grade)
This unique Sunday school program allows children to understand Christian truths in exciting ways! Age groups rotate through workshops in science, cooking, computers, art, drama, and theater, which teach major Bible stories and concepts in multimedia settings. Faith Journey Workshop is a wonderful tool for making the Bible come alive for Liberty’s children. Classes are dismissed from worship following the pastor’s Children’s Moment.
C.I.A. – Christians In Action (5th Grade)
Our Fifth Grade students have a more intensive study of the Bible with an exciting hands-on lesson format. The children will find verses in the Bible, read aloud Scripture, and grow in their faith as disciples of Jesus Christ. Mission outreach increases at this age, with a focus on local missions. The class meets at 10:00 a.m. in Carriage House Room 201. Classes are dismissed from worship following the pastor’s Children’s Moment.
Rotation Teaching – Sunday morning teachers ideally teach three sessions: five weeks in the first session, four weeks in the second session and one two-week session in the summer months as the third session. Each session has a three-month break between teaching times.
Single Sunday Teaching – if you would rather choose separate Sundays that work better with your personal schedule, please select dates on the volunteer site and complete information. You may request a specific class or age group in the comment line.
WHAT IS ROTATION SUNDAY SCHOOL?
Kid’s Ministry thrives when we have consistent volunteers who acquire personal relationships with the children. In a strong teaching environment, the volunteer develops a deep understanding of the content and the children gain confidence and comfort in knowing their volunteer leaders. It is a win-win, for the children become closer to one another, to their leader, and grow in faith. The teaching leader learns more about God, His word, and His love.
The Faith Journey Workshop Program (for Kindergarten through Fourth Grades) is looking for volunteers to sign up for a teaching set. What does this look like? One would teach for four Sundays within a month, with a three month off-period. The rotation consists of three teaching sets during the year. During your teaching set, you will be teaching the same lesson each time as the children rotate through the rooms during the month.
For example, if you were to teach in August, you would return for the second set in January and your final set in April. You can take on the entire set, or just one part of the set. You can also choose your time; 9:00 or 11:00, or both!
The lessons are easy to teach and each rotation set can be tailored to match your gifts. Do you like to play games? Volunteer in our games rotation. Are you crafty? Take a set in our crafts rotation. How about cooking? Yes, that is a rotation set, too. There are five rotations to choose from: cooking, crafts, games, movies/drama, and computers.
How does one volunteer for this at Liberty?
Please prayerfully consider your role in Kid’s Ministry. God could you be calling you; are you willing to answer? Please contact Dawn Parr with your volunteer set today.
OTHER PROGRAMS FOR KIDS
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Every summer, for one week in the mornings, during the month of July. Our unique program, unlike any other in the area includes classes, crafts, music, drama and games on a Biblical theme. Strong outreach emphasis.
these include Palm Sunday Processional, Easter Egg Hunt, Children’s Choirs, Prepare-the-Way Day, as well as the annual Christmas Pageant.
WELCOME TO OUR YOUTH MINISTRY
Liberty youth group strives to:
- Create a welcoming second home for our youth and families.
- Provide the opportunity to be transformed by the truth of God’s word.
- Extend God’s grace, love, and peace to those in need.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL
Middle School Sunday School (6th-8th Grades) meets at 10:00 a.m. in Carriage House Room 203. Room opens at 9:50 a.m.
CONFIRMATION (8TH GRADE)
Confirmation is a program of faith exploration for eighth graders, featuring Sunday morning classes at 11:00 a.m., service projects, and other activities. The classes are intended to prepare the students for church membership, while giving them an opportunity to explore and claim their own faith in Jesus Christ.
Please email Dawn Parr, Family Ministry Director for more information about Liberty’s Confirmation program.
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and buried; He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy universal Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.