The 2023-2024 Sunday School year will start on August 20th with classes from 9:30 to 10:15 am for children and teens who are age 4 -18 as of September 1st.
We provide a nursery ministry during the 10:30 service for babies and toddlers, age 0-3. The nursery will be available every Sunday, but we will have no Sunday School classes on November 26, December 25, March 10, and no classes during Summer Break.
Please read on to learn more about our ministries and to see what curriculum is being taught this school year.
The vision of Tapestry Community Church (TCC) is to live for the glory of Christ that the world may see our joyous hope as we love God, love people, and reach the world with the gospel. As a result, the goal for the TCC children’s ministry is to strive to offer a God glorifying, Bible saturated Nursery and Sunday School classes. Our desire is that the children’s ministry will be a launching pad for nurturing the faith of the next generation.
Our nursery is a place for children (up to 48 months) to learn simple truth statements as they form language skills, as well as a place where they hear foundational Bible stories. Our desire is to minister to the youngest in our church and to partner with parents as they train up their children in the Lord. During the designated lesson time, the teacher will pray with and for each individual child. The Nursery ministry is using the Children Desiring God curriculum called A Sure Foundation.
CHILDREN IN THE WORSHIP SERVICE
God-centered worship is extremely important in the life of Tapestry Community Church. We approach the Sunday morning worship time with great seriousness, earnestness, and expectancy. One of the ways we reflect this truth to our children is by welcoming them into the most central, most regular, most valuable, and most corporate activity of the church. When we encourage families to worship together, we communicate to the children that they are a part of the congregation and, as such, should be included when the church gathers to worship.
The presence of children also serves as a reminder to the church of its responsibility to nurture the faith of the next generation. We believe that children should be active participants in our worship service from the opening prayer to the benediction. Beginning at age 4 we heartily encourage parents to bring them into the service. We know that this effort comes with challenges and difficulties for the children, their parents, and those sitting around them. However, we are eager for children and their parents to feel and experience our warmest welcome into the service, and we are eager for everyone to be able to engage in the worship service with minimal distractions. A child does not instantly understand how to behave in a corporate worship service. It requires training and discipline. A good resource to help train your children is found here: Strategies for Engaging Children in the Worship Service.
We also provide a children’s bulletin to help your child listen to the sermon.
All curriculum is from Truth78.org.
4 - 5 YEAR OLDS: JESUS, WHAT A SAVIOR
This preschool curriculum teaches our children about the greatness and worth of God, ourselves as helpless sinners, and the redemptive power of Jesus.
6 - 7 YEAR OLDS: ABCS OF GOD
This curriculum for young children uses the alphabet as a framework for learning the attributes of God and other terms that describe His character.
8 - 9 YEAR OLDS: IN THE BEGINNING…JESUS
This curriculum takes children on a chronological journey through the Bible looking for clues that point to Jesus and His death on a cross revealing God’s redemptive plan.
10 - 11 YEAR OLDS: HOW MAJESTIC IS YOUR NAME
This curriculum studies the names of the God which provide a structure to show his glorious greatness.
12 - 13 YEAR OLDS: TEACH ME YOUR WAY
This curriculum examines the Sermon on the Mount to teach surrender to Jesus in salvation and submission to His way in obedience.
14 - 18 YEAR OLDS: ABIDING IN JESUS
Teens will learn what it means to abide in Jesus, trust in Him, and find joy in His presence as He is the savior and satisfier of our souls.