Children's Ministry 

At Westview we offer a loving supportive faith community where children can explore and experience the transforming love of God. We believe that children need to develop special relationships within the faith community, know they are valued, and get to know God personally.

We enjoy telling the stories of the Bible and helping children weave them into every aspect of their lives. Our desire is that God's word would come to life in fun and creative ways for children. 

Westview's mission statement is: To make fully devoted followers of Jesus: people who are following Jesus, making a difference in the world, growing in Christ likeness, helping others to grow in Christ likeness and ultimately helping others help others to grow in Christ likeness. Westview's desire is to disciple disciple makers. Children's Ministry is committed to aiding and nurturing this process in the lives of children entrusted to our ministry. Our desire is to see firm foundations built into the lives of our kids so that they will journey toward the ultimate goal of following Jesus to be all He created them to be.

The framework for this intentionalized journey for children is laid out in our Children's Spiritual Pathway document found below. This document was written to help promote an understanding of the spiritual growth in children.

 

SUNDAY MORNINGS:

We welcome our children in Grade 6 and under to participate in our 11am Sunday morning kids services. Please sign your child in at the welcome desk. After signing your child in, your child will stay with you in the auditorium to worship together. After our worship time we will have our children in Grade 6 and under go to the foyer to find their leader and go to their designated classroom. When the service in the auditorium is done, please pick up your child from the classroom they are in.  

We will have four different age groups in the 11 am Sunday morning service:

Nursery: 0 – 2 year olds – on the main floor. Check your child in whenever your child is ready.

2 – 5 year olds: 2nd floor. Your child will find their leaders in the foyer after worship. Please make sure to pick up your child from their classroom after the service.

Grade 1 – 4: 2nd floor. Your child will find their leaders in the foyer after worship. Please make sure to pick up your child from their classroom after their service.

Grade 5 & 6: 2nd floor. Your child will find their leaders in the foyer after worship. Please make sure to pick up your child from their classroom after their service.  All our leader will be wearing masks and we would love to encourage your children that are in Grade school to wear a mask as well. This way we can help each other to stay safe.

We will also ask all our children to sanitize their hands before entering their classroom. If you have any questions regarding our covid protocols, do not hesitate to connect with Hanneke.  
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For the children that would like to participate in our Westview Kids program, but are not ready to come back yet to our in-person service, we are continuing our 9 am Westview Kids zoom calls. Email Hanneke if you do not have the login information for this.  If you want to keep up to date of what’s going on with Westview Kids, please make sure you are receiving our Westview Families weekly newsletter. If you aren’t receiving this yet, please email Hanneke to get on the mailing list.

For more info please contact hanneke@westviewbaptistchurch.ca