During all of our Sunday morning Gatherings we provide fun and safe Kids Ministry for children from 12 weeks old to fifth grade. Our Kids Ministry is much more than just childcare. Each class utilizes a hands-on approach to teaching children about God. Through music, crafts, story-telling, and much more, your kids will have a memorable time as they build relationships with other kids and grow in their understanding of who God is.
You can feel comfortable with your children in our Kids Ministry because we go out of our way to ensure their safety. Every volunteer is background checked before they serve in a Kids Classrooms. Additionally, we have designed our check-in and pick-up process for the safety & security of all of the children in our care.
If you have any questions about our Kids Ministry, feel free to email our Kids Ministry Director, Sandy Hall.
Hammock: Babies, 12 weeks and older, not walking
Sandbox: Toddlers & 2 year olds
Hideout: 3 - 4 years old, some 5's
Our goal for the children in our Preschool classes is to know these three basic truths:
- God loves me
- God made me
- Jesus wants to be my friend
Clubhouse: Kindergarten through 1st grade
The Yard: 2nd grade through 5th grade
We use the Bible Studies for Life Curriculum that connects God's Word to kids' lives in an intentional way. Based on the Levels of Biblical Learning, each session approaches biblical concepts kids need to hear, understand and apply to life. Foundational Bible stories and creative teaching elements designed with these concepts in mind will engage your kids in Scripture and share a Christ-focused message week after week.
The Refuge Student Ministry
What is The Refuge? Well, I am glad you asked! The Refuge is a high energy gathering engineered specifically for students. Our aim is helping students grow deeper in their relationship with God & discover their true significance in Christ.
At the Refuge you will kick back, find real community, laugh a whole lot and hear a message relevant to student life. You know you wanna be there...cause we definitely want you there!
For High School Students, The Refuge meets every Wednesday night from 7-8:30pm in the Fuge. For Middle School Students The Refuge meets on Sunday mornings from 10:30am-11:45am and 12:00pm-1:15pm. in the Fuge.
WPCC Women’s Ministry is designed to connect the women of West Pines to each other and to other women in the community. Our goal is to be a safe place where real women can get together and share the ups and downs of the journey they are on in a loving, supportive, and encouraging environment, all while learning, growing and challenging each other. In addition, we seek to learn and apply Scriptures to our daily lives in real and relevant ways.
The Women’s Ministry meets 3 different sessions per year; Winter, Summer, and Fall. The studies are offered at 10am and 7pm during the Winter and Fall studies and at 7pm during the Winter study.
Community Groups are a vital part of the life of our church. Because of that, we want everyone who calls West Pines their home church to be involved in a Community Group. We feel strongly about Community Groups because we take seriously Jesus' command to "make disciples." We design our Groups in such a way as to help you grow deeper in your understanding of God and in your relationships with others. These relationships are important because God uses other people to encourage us, challenge us, and care for us. It's this context of relationships with others that help realize spiritual growth. We are absolutely convinced that if you join a Community Group, your spiritual life will be enriched!
If you'd like more information on joining a Community Group, contact Frank Trotta or you can check out some groups in your neighborhood using our online tool.
What is a Community Group?
Community groups are gatherings of six to twelve men and women that meet once a week and seek to be encouraged, equipped, and sent out for God’s work in the world.
What do you do in a group?
In groups we talk about the sermon from the previous Sunday, spend time building relationships, and serve together.
Where do groups meet?
Most groups will meet in various homes throughout the area. Others will meet at the Church facility.
Why should I join a group?
We believe life change occurs best in the context of community. By joining a group, you can get to know others at West Pines and take part in what God is doing here.
I’ve never attended a Small Group meeting. What happens during the meeting?
Every group looks a little different, but what you will find in each group is a time of discussion about the sermon with an emphasis on applying Scripture to our lives, time for fellowship with others, and time to pray for each other’s needs.
I’m new to the church. Do I have to know a lot about the Bible and God before I attend a group?
Not at all. Our Community Groups are filled with people at all different stages of their spiritual journey. You can feel comfortable to come just as you are.
I have small children at home. Is childcare provided in every Community Group?
Children are very important to us at West Pines. However, not every home is able to facilitate childcare during the group time. Check with the Community Group leader of the group you are interested in and they will let you know if they have childcare available. Or, you can call the church office and we will help you find a group that will work best for you.
How do I join a group?
Every week we will have a list of groups at Guest Services. If you would like more information on joining a Community Group, contact Frank Trotta or you can check out some groups in your neighborhood using our online tool.