children's ministry

The heart of children's ministry at St. Barnabas is to teach kids about who God is and how His word applies to their lives in creative and memorable ways. Your child is important to us. We take seriously our responsibility to partner with parents in guiding the spiritual formation of each child. It's about engaging and sharing the Good News at an age-appropriate level, providing a safe environment where children are encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through worship, Bible-based learning and activities, Questions? Contact Alyssa Lawther, Director of Children's Discipleship.


All of our volunteers working with our children and youth have undergone background checks and are MinistrySafe approved.

Nursery and preschool

birth to age 4

Our nursery provides loving care to babies and toddlers who are under 3 years old, while our preschool classes are for children who are 3 and 4 years old.


In the nursery, babies and toddlers are encouraged to play and interact with other children while being closely supervised by our Childcare Staff. They also enjoy Bible stories and song time. During Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., they also have a lesson and a craft. Nursery is available during all our worship services. 


Our preschool classes at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays bring the Bible to life with games, songs, crafts and activities that help children learn and remember the Bible stories each week. Children's Church is also offered at 10:50 and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays (except Communion Sunday) for our preschool children. 


Nursery ― Room E-103-104

Pre-K ― Room E-113


early elementary

Kindergarten to 4th grade

Our Kindergarten through 4th grade classes on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. provide age-appropriate Bible study to take children deeper into their knowledge of and relationship with God. Our Sunday morning classes focus primarily on:

  • Reading Bible stories;
  • Understanding what those stories teach us about God;
  • And determining how those stories apply to us today.

Children's Church is also offered at 10:50 and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays (except Communion Sunday for our Kindergarten and 1st grade children.


Kindergarten ― Room E-207

1st-2nd Grade ― Room E-205

3rd-4th Grade ― Room E-203-204

5th and 6th grade

Our 5th and 6th-grade ministry is called Route 56 and is specifically designed to help our preteen children transition into the youth group. The Route 56 Bible study on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. features in-depth discussions and deeper questioning to help the children begin to take responsibility for their own faith journey. In this study, they really begin to own their personal walk with God.


Route 56 ― Room E-201-202

midweek

Kids Connect is our Midweek gathering for Pre-K through 6th grade, providing a worship-like experience for our children. The time begins with worship music, praise and offering. The children then break into age-level groups for themed lessons and activities. They then all come back together for closing worship. Meet and pick up in the Atrium.