Birth through age 5 are welcome in our Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Bible classes as part of our Little Lambs ministry.
(known as KFC, "Kids for Christ") meet for Bible study during our regular class time, too.
Each Sunday during the morning and evening sermons, we provide worship activities for preschoolers. Children’s Church is offered on Sunday mornings to aid in training children ages 3-5 to participate in worship. On Sunday evenings, Bible Time focuses on the memorization of Scripture and Bible facts for ages 2-5. Children enjoy age-appropriate Bible lessons and worship in each of these programs.
Each summer the Goodman Oaks congregation organizes a VBS designed especially for children age 4 – Grade 6. Online registration opens in the spring, and closes the week before VBS.
On Sunday evenings (August – May) our young people are invited to participate in Basic Training, a worship and Christian service training program. Real-life opportunities for Christian service and leadership are offered as we assist young people in identifying, exploring and developing their spiritual gifts. Through leading worship in area congregations, studying Scripture, engaging in Christian service projects and many other activities, young people are encouraged to grow in their relationship to Jesus Christ. Those who participate in Basic Training also have the opportunity to participate in the annual Lads to Leaders convention.
Thursday School is a free program open to children ages 3 through 5. Each session is ten weeks long, one in the spring and one in the fall. Its purpose is to minister and evangelize to families in our community. This ministry allows children who are not in a full-time preschool the opportunity to socialize with others their own age. It also assists in the transition from home to school. Our lessons focus on a Bible story and an academic subject. In the two-year curriculum, a student will be introduced to 40 different Bible stories, the alphabet, the numbers 1-10, and the basic shapes and colors.
Fall Session: September 17 - November 19, 2020
Spring Session: To be announced at a later date. (Spring Session typically begins the last Thursday in February and meets every Thursday for 10 weeks. We do not meet the week of Desoto County Schools Spring Break.)
They must be 3 years old by our start date. If your child is not old enough for the fall session, they can join us in the spring. We have open enrollment for every session.
Your child needs to be MOSTLY potty-trained. They need to be out of diapers and able to sit on a toilet. Pull-ups are fine, but you need to send extra with wipes.
You do not need to prove immunizations, but we ask that you have your child up to date.
Drop off begins at 8:55 a.m. We ask parents not to enter the building until then because our teachers and staff are working hard to prepare for the day's lesson. Pick up begins at 11:25 a.m. All students must be picked up by 11:35 a.m.
If a child has shown symptoms of illness, had a fever, had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 48 hours, they need to stay home.
Parent emails with session information and class assignments will be emailed the week before we start. This email will contain their teacher's name, classroom location and other pertinent information regarding our policies.
We serve goldfish, animal crackers, and juice for snack. If a child cannot have these items, then yes; please provide one.
T-shirts will be available for purchase the first day. They are $10 and will be the same color for fall and spring. (one shirt, 2 sessions) They are not required but do make things easier on us.
Yes! All children who applied in the spring are enrolled for fall.
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