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Goodman Oaks Children’s Ministries

Teaching and Equipping Them Through The Gospel of Jesus

Little Lambs

Birth Through Age 5

Birth through age 5 are welcome in our Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Bible classes as part of our Little Lambs ministry.

Kids for Christ

Grades 1 – 6

(known as KFC, “Kids for Christ”) meet for Bible study during our regular class time, too.

Children’s Classes and Activities

Children’s Bible Time

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.

Thursday School

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, numbers 1-10, and basic shapes and colors.

Register For Thursday School

children friends at the vacation bible school
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Thursday School F.A.Q.

1. What are the 2023-2024 dates for Thursday School?

Fall Session: (Tentative Dates) September 7 – November 9, 2023

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.)

2. How old does my child need to be?

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.

3. Does my child need to be potty-trained?

Yes.  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.

4. Do we need to turn in an immunization record?

No.  You do not need to prove immunizations, but we ask that you have your child up to date.

5. What are the drop-off/pick-up times?

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.

6. What is your illness policy?

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.

7. When will I find out my child’s teacher?

Parent emails with session information and class assignments will be emailed the week before the first class. This email will contain the name of your child’s teacher, classroom location and other pertinent information regarding our policies.

8. Do I need to send a snack?

We serve goldfish, animal crackers, and juice for snack. If a child cannot have these items, then yes; please provide one.

9. When will T-shirts be available?

T-shirts will be available for purchase the first day. They are $10 and each class will have the same color for Fall and Spring. (one shirt, 2 sessions) 

10. If I sent an application in the Spring and was put on the waiting list, is my child enrolled for Fall?

Yes! All children who applied in the Spring are enrolled for Fall.