Children & Students

Partnering With Families to Nurture Faith

We believe the Bible clearly teaches that the family unit - especially parents - is the primary source and center for discipleship in the lives of children and teens. We also believe the Bible is equally clear that it is the role of the Church body to come alongside parents in this pursuit and help them in the disciple-making process.

Whether your child is a newborn in the Nursery or a 12th grader preparing to graduate, the mission we cultivate in our next generation is the same at every age: to bring glory to God by believing in Jesus, belonging to His family, becoming His disciple, and building His kingdom.

Phasing in Family Ministry

The Plan

Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 11:18-19


Family Resources

 

Family Ministries

Nursery & Preschool
Elementary
Middle School
High School

Nursery & Preschool

Our Nursery & Preschool area gives your child a first impression of our Heavenly Father and the wonder of His love. We strive for it to be a vibrant, exciting place where we support you as parents in introducing your children to the One who made them. During the weekend service, we experience the love of Jesus and celebrate Him in many different forms - we sing, we teach the Bible, we play, and we snack. In all our activities, we seek to highlight these basic gospel truths: God is good, God made everything, God loves us, God wants to be with us, and Jesus rescued us.

Our volunteers are all background checked and required to attend several training sessions each year, with your child’s security and well-being as a focus. We do ask that children be symptom-free and no longer contagious with illness for 24 hours to help us protect the health of our little ones. Please let us know of any conditions, allergies, or medical needs that may apply to your child.

For more information about our Nursery & Preschool Ministry or baby dedications, contact Philip Decker.

Meeting Times

Sundays:
9:00am & 10:40am


Check-In

Our check-in process for children is located in the lobby; on the left once you've entered through the main doors. Any of our greeters can show you the way. We use ID tags for your child's security and your peace of mind. Here's how the ID tags work:  

  • Check-in: At check-in, you and your child(ren) will receive matching ID tags, unique to you and your visit.
  • Parent Paging: If we need to contact you during a service, we will text your provided cell phone number.
  • Pick-up: You must present your ID tag before we release your child.

Resources

Elementary

Our Elementary area is designed to be an interactive and engaging place where kids can grow together as they learn more about how they are part of God’s Story. We celebrate the glory of God through worship, Bible stories, memorization, and play. Our desire is to partner with parents in discipling their children and nurturing these faithful practices: studying the Bible, applying Truth, sharing our Hope, worshiping with our lives, and prayer.

Our volunteers are all background checked and required to attend several training sessions each year, with your child’s security and well-being as a focus. We do ask that children be symptom-free and no longer contagious with illness for 24 hours to help us protect the health of our little ones. Please let us know of any conditions, allergies, or medical needs that may apply to your child.

For more information about our Elementary ministry, contact Philip Decker.

Meeting Times

Sundays:
9:00am & 10:40am

Wednesdays (K-5th):
6:30pm - 8:00pm 
(August - May)


Check-In

Our check-in process for children is located in the lobby. Any of our greeters can show you the way. We use ID tags for your child's security and your peace of mind. Here's how the ID tags work:  

  • Check-in: At check-in, you and your child(ren) will receive matching ID tags, unique to you and your visit.
  • Parent Paging: If we need to contact you during a service, we will text your provided cell phone number.
  • Pick-up: You must present your ID tag before we release your child.

Resources

Middle School (6th - 8th Grade)

Our Middle School Ministry seeks to further develop the foundation of our students’ faith in the work of Christ. We do this by focusing on our identity and purpose in Jesus Christ and living actively in community. Students in middle school will begin to experience what it is like to belong to a gospel community through our small groups. Our desire is to support parents as they walk with their students in pressing deeper into their personal faith through community with their friends, their mentors, and above all, God.

For more information about our Middle School Ministry, contact Josiah Callahan.

Sunday Mornings

9:00 - 10:15 AM
Room 205


Wednesday Gatherings

Our Wednesday gatherings are an opportunity for students to explore faith, experience community, and enjoy each other in an environment designed just for them.

6:30 - 8:00 PM
Room 206

Middle School Group

Join our new group on the Belong portal for middle school students to receive the latest updates.

JOIN a Group

Student Ministry Group (for Parents)

Join our parent group for Student Ministries to receive the latest updates.

JOIN GROUP


Baptism

If your middle schooler is interested in being baptized, contact Josiah Callahan to set up an interview and help you identify next steps.


Resources

High School (9th - 12th Grade)

Our High School Ministry looks to partner with parents in the continued discipleship of their high schoolers. We seek for our students to grow in their personal faith by exploring these themes from a gospel-centered perspective: identity, community, freedom, and discipleship. Students gather weekly for times of worship and teaching as well as small group discussions.

For more information about our High School ministry, contact Josiah Callahan.

Sunday Mornings

9:00 - 10:15 AM
Room 206


Tuesday Gatherings

Our Tuesday gatherings are an opportunity for students to explore faith, experience community, and enjoy each other in an environment designed just for them.

6:30 - 8:30 PM
Room 206


High School Group

Join our new group on the Belong portal for High School students to receive the latest updates.

Join a Group

Student Ministry Group (for Parents)

Join our parent group for Student Ministries to receive the latest updates.

Join Group


Resources

Wadsworth Campus

Sunday services: 9:00am & 11:00am
Building hours: 9am-3pm Tue.-Fri.
Address: 1391 State Rd Wadsworth, OH 44281
Phone: 330.315.5421
Email: wadsworth@thechapel.life

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