Children’s Ministry

St John Children’s ministry offers programming from children aged 0-5th grade including Sunday School, Awana, Upward Basketball & Cheerleading, and Vacation Bible School.

Lauren Kraus

Early Childhood Coordinator

Sarah Ettel

Early Childhood Education Coordinator

This Week’s Preschool & K-5 Lesson

Babies & Toddlers

We want even the littlest ones to experience God’s love. We offer staffed infant and toddler rooms at each Sunday worship service where children are cared for in a safe and loving environment. Our rooms include age appropriate toys with a low teacher to child ratio, and a Bible story program for toddlers.


This month, we’re talking about light, but not just any light. We’re talking about Jesus—the light of the world—and how when we do what Jesus says, we can shine the light of Jesus! We pray your preschoolers will see a lamp or a star-filled sky and remember that people were made to shine, and we have Jesus—the light of the world—to show us how. So let’s not hide our light. Let’s SHINE and light up the dark so others can see their way to Jesus.

Elementary (K-5th)

Waiting is a part of life. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait on our own. Through the Holy Spirit, God can help us experience the patience we need to wait well. After all, God is patient with us. God is in control and knows what’s best for us. We can lean on God’s Holy Spirit to give us the strength we need to trust God and show patience with the difficult circumstances in our lives.

Awana (4yrs-5th)

Awana is a Bible club for children ages 4 through 5th grade, focused on scripture memorization. Our proven and adaptable curriculum will develop kids as leaders, to walk with Christ through life. Registration for 2024/2025 will open in July, 2024.

Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

Upward Sports are designed to build athletic skills, character, confidence, and spirit. We are full for this season. The 2024-2025 season registration will open in September, 2024. Register early so you don’t miss out!


Thank you for a great VBS this summer! We look forward to next June 2024! Registration opens in April, 2024. Make sure that you sign up early to not miss out! Click here to register.