“How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.”
Through the ministry of Two Rivers’ Children’s Worship, we seek to nurture and engage our children as they encounter the transforming love of their Savior. All such efforts are with the overarching goal of portraying our lovely Savior, with whom our children cannot help but fall in love with by His truths surrounding them through the Word read, creativity, music, fellowship, and community!
Two Rivers Children’s Worship is based upon four core principles.
- The worship time is scripture-based. We believe that the Holy Spirit can use scripture to speak to the littlest of hearts. This is accomplished through reading scripture together, singing songs of scripture, and practicing a monthly memory verse each week. We seek to provide an atmosphere in which the children attending Children’s Worship may freely and creatively offer their narrations of Scripture and Bible stories in creative ways, through oral retelling and artistic expression, allowing God’s word to imprint on their minds and hearts.
- The worship time is playful. We believe play meets the needs of children developmentally and allows them to form connections with their minds, to engage in community with each other, and to delight in their time together. Through free exploration and engaging of the senses, children can explore Gods’ world and His Word.
- The worship time is relational. Through prayer (both with and for the children), mutual respect, and gentle nurturing, we seek to encourage children into meaningful relationships with the Lord and with their church family.
- Children’s Worship is not just for Sunday mornings. We seek to support parents in their daily endeavors to disciple their children. We do this in 2 ways: on Sunday mornings, by reinforcing parents’ efforts in instructing and engaging their children; and throughout the week, by equipping parents with resources to use at home.
“Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14