What we hope our children experience at Cornerstone:
1. A Feeling of Belonging to Something Bigger Than Themselves
a. Experience the community that a church family provides
b. Feel as though they are a true part of the congregation (i.e. helping make decisions, participating in the service, etc)
c. We want our children to look back on their experience at Cornerstone as a positive influence on their lives. We don't want them as adults to remember going to church as something their parents "made them do".
2. Learn Compassion, Empathy and Equality for Other Human Beings
a. We have such a wide range of people in our church (ethnic makeup, socioeconomic background, education level, age...). This is the perfect time to instill the value of equality among all people. We're all truly equal in the eyes of the Lord.
b. Learn that peoples' differences are what make them interesting and unique. Learn how to embrace those differences.
c. Learn compassion for those less fortunate by participating in outreach programs (i.e. visiting the elderly, collect canned food, take toys to a homeless shelter, etc.)
3. Become Familiar with the Teachings of Jesus Christ & God's Plans for Living a Christian Life
a. Learn bible verses that will aid them all through their life.
b. Understand the bible stories and how they apply the message to their own situations.
c. Learn how to use their bibles.
For information about our Children's Ministries, contact the church at 220-0042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.