At Peachtree City Christian Church we strive to create a safe environment that radiates the love of Christ through our volunteers and surroundings. We want to reflect God’s love as we minister to each child through a variety of teaching methods including: skits, crafts, activities, puppets, music and games that are all centered around the lessons that teach God’s truth.
It is our goal that each child learns the truth about God’s love and what that means in his or her own life as well as others. Creating a firm foundation in Christ is top priority so kids can take that with them as they grow and learn.
Not only do we teach the love of God, but we also encourage kids to get involved in service opportunities within the ministry. We have students help with welcoming new kids to the ministry, taking ownership over certain projects and creative games, as well as train them in the behind-the-scenes aspects that go into creating a fun and exciting atmosphere through use of technology.
Whatever their gifts, we like to show them that they can be used in building God’s Kingdom even as kids!
Our Children’s Ministry focuses on three key areas:
-Creating a loving environment that highlights safety where children feel free to grow and flourish with others in the Lord.
-Providing fun activities that enable children to learn the truth about who they are in Christ in a kinesthetic environment that maximizes the learning experience.
-Encouraging children to be who they are and be proud of their unique God-given qualities while learning more about the world beyond just their neighborhoods.
We take the time we have with your children seriously, which is why Sunday mornings are carefully planned so that we can maximize your child’s learning experience in a way that can help them grow throughout the week. We start in small groups with an ice-breaker so every child feels welcomed and involved from the beginning. Then we begin the worship experience in a fun and safe large group setting where kids can worship the Lord through upbeat God-centered music as well as slower music to encourage reflection. Our volunteers pour themselves into each week’s lessons by means of role-playing, skits, puppet shows, and age appropriate videos in hopes that each child can understand God’s truth. We want kids to participate in the lesson so they grasp the concepts and memorize scripture to use them outside of church. After a dynamic large group experience, children return to their small groups to join in on a craft and/or activity that reiterates the lesson in an engaging way.
After a long day at school, we want children to be able to relax and let loose; however, this time is used to its max potential by leading kids through meaningful activities, games and crafts that continue to teach the lessons that were initiated on Sunday. Our desire is for every kid to leave well equipped with more of God’s truth engrained in their hearts with a smile on their faces and a renewed sense of God’s love that will help them face the challenges the rest of the week may bring.
Alexis Dillard – Children’s Ministry Director
Graduated from LaGrange College in 2016 with an Early Childhood Education Degree. Children’s Ministry Intern in previous years at the church. Passionate about children and creating an environment that ensures Jesus’ love is present and children are valued.
Beth Smith – Ass’t Children’s Ministry Director
Beth graduated in 2003 with a Bachelors of Science in Speech Language Pathology and in 2005 with a Masters in Communication Disorders. She has worked with children from ages 2- 18 years in many settings. Her work in the Children’s Ministry has enhanced her faith and understanding to build a strong foundation for children and adolescents in their walk with Christ. Beth lives in Sharpsburg, Ga with her husband, Ashley and 2 sons, Jacob and Will. They enjoy spending their time together going to historic sites, ball games, scouting, and more