Children's Ministry

2020 Vacation Bible School

After much prayer and deliberation, we regret to inform you that this summer’s Vacation Bible School is CANCELED. With the current state we all find ourselves in, asking children to socially distance themselves from other kids is almost impossible. Therefore, we believe it would be too difficult to host a safe and fun VBS this summer.

We understand that canceling VBS may leave a gap in your summer disciple-making plans for your children. In effort to aid parents we are providing a list of recommended resources for children and parents below.

Children's Ministry

Here at HBC, we whole-heartedly believe children are a blessing from the Lord. (Psalm 127:3-5) Our goal is to partner with parents to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Children soak up truth from a very young age, which is why we take seriously the privilege to come alongside parents to train up a child in knowing our great God.

We value all children who are entrusted to our care. Therefore, we seek to provide a safe, secure and uplifting experience by training and screening all volunteers who serve in Children’s Ministry.

While visiting on Sunday, the following opportunities are provided so that we can invest in your children. At 9 a.m., we have age-graded nursery (birth-2 year old) and Sunday School classes for children of all ages (3 years old-5th grade).

During our worship service, we provide nursery for children from birth through 4 years old, as well as Children’s Worship for children pre-K through 3rd grade. Though many families choose to keep their children with them during the entire service, those attending Children’s Worship will worship alongside their parents in the main worship service and are dismissed after worshiping God through song.

If you have any questions or would like to talk with a pastor, please contact Pastor Josh at jmiller@hamiltonbaptist.com.

Resources for Children and Parents

Young Children

New City Catechism Devotional
Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Setting Their Hope in God by Andrew Case
Aren’t They Lovely When They Are Sleeping? Ann Benton
Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
RC Sproul’s Children’s Collection
The Big Book of Questions and Answers by Sinclair Ferguson
The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung
The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm

Older Elementary

New City Catechism Devotional
Augustine of Hippo and John Knox by Simonetta Carr
Christian Biographies for Young Readers is a wonderful series.
Any biography from this series would be great for children.
Pictorial Pilgrim’s Progress
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
The Radical Book for Kids by Champ Thornton
Christian Heroes Then & Now
Window on the World (Operation World Resources)