Children’s Ministries



City Kids is the Children’s Ministries Department of City Temple, serving children from birth to 12 years old.

Parents are asked to register their children with the department by clicking this link. Use the email to contact the Children's Ministries Leader for information on events and programs.

Biblical Mandate: Proverbs 22:6 KJV “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Mission: Equipping kids to know, grow, and show God’s love.

Role: Our role is to IMPACT the lives of children: Introduce children to the gospel of Jesus Christ Minister to their needs Partner with their parents as we pray that they will accept Christ as their Savior, And train them to serve God as they embark in a lifelong relationship with Him

Values: These are our values as we train children:

TRUTH – We believe the Bible is God’s Word and is the basis of truth.

RELATIONSHIPS – We believe that life-change happens best in the context of relationships. We are committed to fostering a community of people who seek a relationship with God first, model Christ-like behavior to children, and lovingly support each other.

APPLICATION – We believe that children should be taught practical ways to implement biblical truths in their lives. We commit to R(elational) E(xperential) A(applicable) L(earner based) teaching that is congruent with the holistic needs and developmental stages of each child.

INNOVATION – We believe that church should be fun and relevant. We are committed to a vibrant, experiential atmosphere and programming that inspires children to be excited about their relationship with God and learning about Him.

NURTURING – We believe in providing children with an atmosphere of emotional safety, physical security, and sanitary conditions. We are committed to exceptional standards in these areas.

City Kids Kits and Activities

Every Sabbath, City Kids' kits (for ages 18 months – 5 years old) and Play Packs (for ages 6 – 10 years old) are distributed weekly. These materials can be picked up right before church service and returned immediately after the service, to the display at the welcome desk.

Stargazers Adventurers Club


Children (Ages 3-10)

*The Adventurer Club is a Seventh-day Adventist church- sponsored ministry in which the church, home and school join together to help children grow joyfully in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. The Adventurer Club is offered to assist parents in making the development of their child richer and more meaningful. The Adventurer Leader works closely with the Pathfinder Leader and the Children’s Ministry Director.


    The Adventurer Club provides fun and creative ways for children:

  • to develop a Christ-like character;
  • to experience the joy and satisfaction of doing things well;
  • to express their love for Jesus in a natural way;
  • to learn good sportsmanship and strengthen their ability to get along with others;
  • to discover their God-given abilities and to learn how to use them to benefit self and serve
  • Others
  • to discover God’s world;
  • to improve their understanding of what makes families strong;
  • to develop parental support for the training of children.

Sabbath School

Each Sabbath morning at 10:00 AM, Sabbath School classes welcome children for 45 minutes of active learning geared to their stage of faith development, for ages 3 - 12. The curriculum utilized is the Foundations in Faith program theme of the Dig In curriculum produced by Group Publishing.

    Children’s Sabbath School Classes:
  • Primary (Ages 3-7)
  • Juniors (Ages 8–12)

Vacation Bible School

Ages: 3-10

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an evangelism endeavor that occurs over a period of five days during the summer. The Vacation Bible School Director oversees this program and works closely with the Children’s Ministries Director. Group Publishing’s Holy Land Adventure Series is the VBS program of choice as children are able to experience a Bible story come to life. A team of volunteers help execute this program.

Post COVID, VBS programming has not yet resumed.

Children’s Story

Children’s Story is a time within the 11:00 AM service dedicated specifically to the children and their spiritual growth. Prior to the story, the children collect an offering from the audience that goes to support the church school, SWAJA.

Children Story time is set to restart soon.