Our mission in the Children’s Ministry at ESBC is to disciple the children of ESBC and the Eastern Shore by providing a biblically enriched environment at ESBC in which they can develop and solidify their faith in Christ (Showing), grow in Christ as disciples (Growing), and learn to work together with brothers and sisters in Christ to make disciples as they voyage into life (Going).
At 9:00 am in Life Group, children are taught Bible verses and key stories of the Bible. Our teachers are dedicated to helping your children develop their faith.
Our preschool building is located adjacent to our sanctuary and is designed for children from birth through 5 years old.
Kindergarten through 6th grade meet in our Activity Building next to the Preschool Department.
Voyagers Children’s Ministry
Our mission in Voyagers Children's Ministry at ESBC is to disciple the children of ESBC and the Eastern Shore by providing a biblically enriched environment at ESBC in which they can develop and solidify their faith in Christ (Showing), grow in Christ as disciples (Growing), and learn to work together with brothers and sisters in Christ to make disciples as they voyage into life (Going).
How We Carry Out Our Mission:
When: Immediately following the music portion of morning worship, children in grades kindergarten through third exit the sanctuary to go to Children’s Church. Children’s Church does not meet the first Sunday of each month in order to provide the opportunity for children to worship with their families.
Location: Children’s Church Room (The Fishing Hole)
Children’s Church is designed to prepare children in grades kindergarten through third to worship in corporate worship with their family.
Worship is designed after the corporate style.
When: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Location: Nursery Building, Activities Building, and Gym
AWANA is an acronym from 2 Timothy 2:15, it stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. It is designed to focus on Bible memorization and uses games, songs and Bible lessons to teach children Scripture.
AWANA consists of the following clubs:
Cubbies - Ages 3 - 4
Sparks - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Truth & Training (T&T) - 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Music ’n’ Missions:
When: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Nursery Building, Activities Building & Gym
Music ’n’ Missions is divided into two sections: Children’s Choir and Missions
Children’s Choir (Music)
Wednesday evenings begin with Children's Choirs at 5:30 p.m.
Preschool Choirs (Ages 4 & 5) meet on the Preschool Hall.
Chosen Choir (Grades 1-3) meets in the Children’s Church Room (The Fishing Hole).
Driven Choir (Grades 4-6) meets in their designated choir room upstairs in the Activities Building.
Children will be dismissed from choir and brought to the gym for a supper.
Mission Friends and Children in Action (Missions)
After Children’s Choirs and Supper, we will have a time for children to learn about and participate in missions activities. This lasts until 7:30 p.m.
Missions Friends (Preschool and Kindergarten) meets on the Preschool Hall.
Children in Action (Grades 1–6) meets in the Children’s Church Room.
Children involved in this ministry will grow in learning more about missions and will be involved in doing missions.
We aim to regularly provide opportunities for children to get involved in missions on the own appropriate age level.