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School Age

School Age programming serves children who have begun their Kindergarten school year through their completion of 5th Grade. Children will promote to their next grade level in September following their most recently completed grade. For example, 1st Graders will move up to 2nd Grade in September following their 1st Grade year; 5th Graders will move up to the Youth Department in September following their 5th Grade year. No exceptions.

What to Bring
A Bible if your child has one. No food or drinks are allowed past check-in. Water and snacks are provided each week; only send additional foods if dietary restrictions apply. No toys please.

Sunday Mornings

Small Groups (Fuel Breaks)  9:30-10:30 AM
While we want our children to illuminate their worlds with God's love, we must make sure that they have enough oil in their lamps to do so. If you run out of oil and you do not daily invite Jesus to restock your heart with a fresh supply of His Holy Spirit, you risk letting your lamp grow dim.

Since oil is the fuel for a brightly burning lamp, we too must make sure we are creating a time to purposefully help our children learn how to fuel up with the Holy Spirit as we worship Him and spend time in God's Word. This is what our Sunday morning small group time, "Fuel Breaks," are designed to do.

We are currently using the Gospel Project for Kids. They will study the Bible, Genesis to Revelation, to learn how the whole Bible points to Jesus as our Savior. Each week children will receive a handout as well as a "Big Picture" card. Be sure to save your cards week to week for a chronological set of your own cards! To complement the Gospel Project curriculum at home, be sure to check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App available on iTunes or Google Play.

Large Group (illuminate Now)  10:30 AM-Noon
As we transition into the second half of our morning together, Preschool and School Age students will have a chance to hang out together and enjoy something to eat and participate in an Art Experience.

Around 10:45 the lights will go down...and you will see their lights SHINE as we sing, dance, praise, worship, pray, play, talk and hang out with GOD! As the Holy Spirit moves in this place, so will the hearts of the young people gathered together. While many of the same components of an adult regular worship service exist downstairs, illuminate Now is completely geared for the energy and attention spans that come with being a kid!

Wednesday Nights

5:45-6:30 PM (Sept.-May)
illuminate Bible Skills
School age children are invited to come jump into the Bible as we use games, scripture memory, songs and more to teach your child more about God’s Word!  

illuminate Worship Arts 
Choir/Drama/Arts for children Kindergarten-5th Grade

6:30-7:30 PM (Sept.-May)
illuminate Children on Mission 
School Age children will join groups of girls or boys to learn about specific missionaries, where they serve, the ministry they do and the people they serve. The children also learn how they, too, can be part of sharing the Gospel with others through group projects and personal action.