Partnering with parents to make disciples of Jesus in the everyday stuff of our kids' lives.
THIS MORNING'S KIDS LITURGY:
Parents, follow the guide here to engage with today's lesson! Click here for the craft printout and here for craft instructions!
Click here and here for a related teaching video.
For some kids worship vidoes, click here, here, and here.
For the Prodigal God series Memory Verse, click here.
NEW TO DOXA KIDS
Welcome! We are so glad you are checking out Doxa and the Kids Ministry. Here are a few things to know for your first visit:
We use a check in system through CCB (Church Community Builder) that provides a matching safety code for you and your kids. Check in begins 15 minutes before the gathering and closes about 20 minutes after the gathering begins. If you are new to Doxa Kids, please arrive a few minutes early as it will take about 5 minutes to add your family to the system. You will need to set up you own contact information first before adding kids, which allows us to contact you during the gathering if needed. Any Doxa Family team member can help you with the check in process. Our classrooms are organized by age/grade - more info on our classrooms below!
FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDES
Sunday's are essential, but not sufficient for our discipleship. Part of our discipleship is talking as a family about what we learned on Sunday and applying it to the rest of the week. These weekly discussion guides are here to help you. You can find current and past resources on the Discussion Guides page.
Parents, no one will have a bigger impact on your kids than you. That is why Doxa Kids partners with parents to make disciples of Jesus in the everyday stuff of our kids’ lives. We value all the “normal” environments our kids live in (home, school, play, church) and see them as essential to the holistic growth of a kid.
The home is the first environment where kids learn the affection of God the Father and their identity as children of God. This is done through parents/guardians modeling their own Gospel Identity to their kids and inviting them into worshiping Jesus through regular rhythms of life.
A family's inner circle of their faith community is where kids see what it means to be a part of the body of Christ, the church. At Doxa, we call that inner circle a Missional Community. It's where we live life-on-life, life-in-community, and life-on-mission. Here we display what we believe about who God is, what he has done, who we are, and what we are to do. We want kids to learn through missional community that real community is essential, beautiful and requires hard work.
Doxa Kids focuses on age-appropriate learning environments set in age/grade classrooms for Sunday Gatherings. Each classroom is paired with a phase of development and geared towards learning the story of God as well as hearing the good news of Jesus each week. Classrooms teach not just for knowledge, but for heart transformation.
SUNDAY GATHERING CLASSROOMS
As our families come out of quarantine and re-engage in our Sunday Gatherings, we are able to offer three of our five classrooms. Think of Doxa Kids like a co-op, those who use it, serve to make it happen. We are asking all parents and those who are passionate to reach the next generation to get involved on a regular basis. We currently need eight more people to join our serve team se we can open all five classrooms. Join the Doxa Kids Team today!
Purple Classroom - 1 to 3 year olds
Blue Classroom (upstairs) - 4 to 7 year olds
Red Classroom (upstairs) - 4 to 7 year olds
A few benefits of serving in Doxa Kids
-models for your kids to contribute to the needs of the local church
-connects you to parents of other similar-aged children
-trains you how to be a better disciple of your kids
-benefits the kids and fellow teachers as you use the gifts God has given you
“My oldest daughter made a personal commitment to follow Jesus. I could walk with her with more confidence because I spent time in a classroom on Sunday mornings. I could speak to her using her language and understanding. It was an amazing experience!” – Father of 2nd grader
This milestone is a celebration of a parent's commitment to discipling their kids and the parent's dedication of their kid to the Lord.
- Parent's Commitment: The parent recognizes their responsibility as the primary disciple-maker for their kids. They will develop a plan for family discipleship and present their commitment to the church through a celebration at a Sunday gathering.
- Church's Commitment: The church will partner with the parent in commitment to disciplining their kid through encouragement in all discipleship environments. We help parents develop a plan for their family discipleship.
Who Can Participate?
- This celebration is for those who are disciples of Jesus who are committing to raisingtheir child in a Gospel-centered home. (Remember, we’re here to help you figure out what that looks like!)
- This celebration is for those who call Doxa home.The church family will commit to you in being part of helping you raise up your kid.
- Any age kid(s) in which you want to dedicate to the Lord.
Step 1: Parent Commissioning Orientation
This is the first step to Parent Commissioning at Doxa. We discuss God’s design for parenting, how we plan to partner with you in discipling your kids, and begin the process of creating a Family Discipleship Plan. The next orientation will be Fall of 2021. Email Lindsey for details.
Step 2: Parent Commissioning Celebration
This is the second step, where we come together to celebrate your desire to raise your kid up in a Gospel-centered home. On the day of this celebration (during a Sunday gathering), we will invite you on stage and pray for you as a church family.
CURRENT INTERNSHIP OPENINGS FOR KIDS
KIDS MINISTRY INTERNSHIP
Reports To: Kids Ministry Coordinator - Lindsey Bayne
Overview: Designed to give you a hands-on and up-close experience in vocational ministry. Ranging from 6-12 months, the ultimate purpose is to strengthen your ministry gifts and clarify your missional calling.
How to Apply: Fill out form here.