Wesley Kids is uniquely designed for children newborn through 5th grade.
We believe children are a blessing from God and we are passionate about creating environments that are safe, age-appropriate and fun where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way allowing children to grow in their relationship with Christ as they build friendships with others.
Our Kids Programs
The Nursery is geared toward children ages birth-24 months. Your child will be cared for both emotionally and physically by our nursery staff. Staff will hold, rock and comfort your child throughout their stay. In addition, children will participate in free play followed by a time where they will be prayed over.
The Preschool is geared toward children ages 2-5. Preschool leaders are committed to helping our little ones begin to understand the wonder of God. They are getting their first look at the God who made them. They will lead children through a interactive Bible story, followed by exciting activities or crafts. The Bible Story is kept simple and fun, and focus on one of the following three foundational truths: God made me; God loves me; Jesus wants to be my friend forever. It is our hope that these truths take a firm hold of our children’s hearts and are carried with them as they grow.
Each weekend, your children are invited to participate in a safe, fun and purposeful time of experiencing a Bible story. The kids go to a small group according to their grade level where they reinforce and apply the truths from the Bible story. We are committed to helping your child build relationships with others and foster a commitment and love for their Creator. Each month the Bible story will focus on one of these three truths: Faith; Wisdom; Friendship. We have a passion for serving in children’s ministry and have a deep desire to see children know, grow and go in Jesus.
Children from Preschool through 5th grade gather once a month during the school year to build relationships with each other and invite their friends. Some of the gatherings are: Fall Festival, Movie Night, Outdoor Games, Caroling. We present a short Bible devotion and we eat together. These activities are hosted at the church as well as off-site locations.
Our Wesley Kids Team
Kari Griest – Director of Children’s Ministries
Hi I’m Kari. I live in New Providence with my husband Chadd, our 3 children, Cooper, Chloe and Brodie. I have always had a passion for working with children. Over the years I was a nanny, preschool teacher, and have been teaching in the Solanco School District for the past 17 years. I love the relationships I get to build with the children and their families here at Wesley. Connecting with the children each Sunday allows me to teach them about Jesus, while also growing in my faith journey as I see God’s word come alive in their hearts.
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