Our Nursery and Toddler's class is open and staffed with volunteers each week for newborn thru children 3 years old (Seeds & Sprouts). "Activity Packets" for children age 4 years thru 5th grade can be picked up at the back of the sanctuary for use during the worship service.
Children are welcome to join their families in the worship service, or participate in our Children's Ministry for infants thru 3 years old. Our Children's Ministry has 3 main goals:
The first goal is also our greatest goal! We want children to learn about Jesus. We also want children to build relationships! Most importantly, to build their relationship with Jesus, but also to build relationships with others. Our third goal for the Children's Ministry at Franklin Church is all about wanting children to have fun. We want kids to be excited about coming to church every week.
Our classroom names all refer to the growth of a tree.
Seeds - Sprouts - Saplings - Trees
Each child is at a different place within their walk, but even our infants, can, and will be learning about Jesus. Similarly, the first thing a seed does, is begin growing roots. Those roots become the life system which feed and water the plant so that it can become strong and healthy. They are the support system which hold the plant up in stormy or bad weather. Just like how we want children to lean on Jesus and grow in His Word.
Seeds (Newborn - 18 months) and Sprouts (18 months - 3 years):
In our "Seeds" group or Nursery, volunteers may read a Bible story, play Christian music, pray over your infant, or simply watch over your child as they play freely. Sprouts share the Nursery with our Seeds and are encouraged to explore the lessons through play. A crib, changing station, and rocking chair is available for your use. Nursing mothers are also welcome in the Nursery.
Toddlers can participate in our "Sprouts" group where we have a Bible lesson and often make a craft and sing songs. We also encourage children to participate in learning through play as we continue to talk about our Bible lesson.
Feel free to stay with your child or you may leave them in the care of our loving volunteers. For liability and safety issues, our volunteers do not change diapers. You will be contacted should your child require a diaper change.