Worship

Casa View Christian Church values children learning, growing and encountering God in the worship space AND also receiving the message of a loving God in a language they can deeply engage in a space designed specifically for them. Children are encouraged to stay in the larger worship space for the first 15 minutes. At the beginning of worship, children are offered “shaker” instruments to play in praise of God. They dance, sing and passionately shake their instruments.

When it is time for children to exit, each child (parents) has the option of going to a dynamic children’s church experience or staying in worship with his or her parents.

There is a nursery always available for children 4 and under. The children in the nursery are also brought into the worship space to experience the first 15 minutes of worship.

Children’s Church

Children’s Church is split into two age groups. Age 4 – 1st Grade and 2nd – 5th Grade. Rev. Susan Blanchard and Brittany Kimberling lead these two age groups. They are loving teachers, passionate about sharing the love of God with the smallest of God’s people. Children’s church is engaging, active and fun!

The curriculum we use in our children’s church is Sparkhouse: Spark Classroom. This curriculum uses games, art, and story to tell kids about the Bible. You can learn more here: http://wearesparkhouse.org/kids/spark/classroom/

Activity Backpacks

If children (parents) choose to stay in worship, activity backpacks are provided to keep their minds and hands engaged.

  • Yellow: These are for babies and toddlers and contain a toy and a board book. These are sanitized each week.
  • Orange: These are for preschoolers and early elementary children. They contain a lacing toy, a book, a coloring book, crayons, a pencil, a small clipboard and paper. Children are encouraged to draw a picture and place in the offering basket during communion as their offering to God.
  • Red: These are for older elementary children. They contain a tangle fidget toy for quiet play, a book, a coloring book, crayons, a pencil, a small clipboard and paper. Children are encouraged to draw a picture and place in the offering basket during communion as their offering to God.
  • Blue: These are also for older elementary children. They contain a water fidget toy for quiet play, a book, a coloring book, crayons, a pencil, a small clipboard and paper. Children are encouraged to draw a picture and place in the offering basket during communion as their offering to God.

Rev. Susan Blanchard

YOUTH/ EDUCATION MINISTER