Empowering Kids to be disciple-makers

 

We’re dedicated to partnering with parents to help children become fully devoted followers of Christ. Through age-specific lessons, and disciple-making activities, children ages birth-5th grade learn biblical truths and real-life lessons they can apply to their lives every week in Oakdale Kids. 

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What to Expect

Three is a great number. There are three persons in the Holy Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit) and there are three key ingredients in a child's spiritual formation:

  • God

  • You, the parents/guardians

  • Oakdale Church

We consider it a joy and privilege to sow into the Kingdom of God as we teach your children. Our three ministry goals are to:

  1. Empower children by helping them encounter God’s love

  2. Empower parents by sharing spiritual growth resources

  3. Empower leaders to grow in their gifts and callings in children’s ministry

Thank you for allowing us to be part of your family and child's life!

Please contact Ginny Lee, Kids' Pastor, with any questions at

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Sunday Services

 

HUGE Announcement Time! After more than a year, kids services will resume at 9 AM in the building on Sunday morning! There are a few changes, so please watch the following video and read the summary of the changes below.

As you come into church, please check-in your children at the Kids Ministry table. Pick up YOUR (parent) name tag and CHILD's name tag. You will need this to pick up your child at the end of service for security.

At this time every over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, need to be masked.

Elementary kids join the 9 AM service in the sanctuary for praise and worship, as a family. We will have 3 pews in the back reserved for families but you're welcome to sit as close as you like! Pre-Schoolers can be dropped off up in Emory Hall before the service starts.

Pastor Kevin will release the elementary children to their teachers before the sermon each Sunday.

Preschool will go upstairs to Emory Hall (kids' worship area)

Elementary will go to Brigham Hall

When service concludes, please come pick up your child at either Emory Hall upstairs or in Brigham Hall. You must have your name tag to pick up your child.

We will no longer have zoom kids' services.

Any questions? Email (Ginny, Kids' Pastor)

Faith at Home

Weekday Discipleship


Oakdale Kids Ministry is not merely interested in getting more kids to church on Sunday - we're more interested in seeing the love of Christ get into THEM! We are here to help you make disciples at home, perhaps the greatest mission field parents face.  We hope you'll allow us to come on this journey with you. Check out this helpful article on being genuine parents!

There are three key areas where we can help nurture our kids' faith:

Pray

We believe prayer is where our hearts' desires change so that we become more like Christ. The place of prayer is also where we surrender ourselves to God's heart to see a generation of children come alive in God, our church thrive in a spirit of unity and our community become disciple-makers.

Every Wednesday
 Join us for Extraordinary Prayer with worship by Richard Lee on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Normally we meet in Brigham Hall but for now we are praying together online via Zoom.

Kids are welcome to join! There is no better place to raise kids than in the place where they see mom and dad hanging out with God.  


(Discover) the Word

1. Each person shares something s/he is thankful for
2. Pick a Story from the Bible (the gospel of Mark is a great place to start!)
3. Have two people re-tell or act out the story
4. Ask: "What does this story tell us about what God is like?"
5. Ask: "What does this story tell us about people?" 

SHARE

6. Who can you share this story with?
- some suggestions: Draw a picture of the story and send it snail mail! Write a letter telling a friend what you learned about God from the story. Facetime with Grandma or Grandpa and tell them about what you learned from the story.


Weekly Bible Reading Challenge Sheets

Kids' Service Recordings

Weekly Parents Newsletter

Share @oakdalekidsmd

 

 

Event Calendar

Shine Choir

[Shine is currently on hold due to gathering concerns. Please stay tuned!]

SHINE kids' music team provides children in grades 2 through 5 with an opportunity to worship God through song and ukulele. SHINE meets every Wednesday (Sept-May) from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in The Music Room.

Our primary focus is praise and worship as children learn songs from a variety of Christian music genres. Children are given music instruction, encouragement and an opportunity to explore their own musical gifts. All children are invited to come and share their own personal faith and commitment to Christ through music.

Contact:
Peggy Manion
301-260-9375

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