Explorers: "An Adventure Through God's Word"

In our children's ministry, Explorers, we believe that life is an adventure and God's Word is an adventure, too. It is our hope that every time we meet as a children's ministry that each child gets to experience an adventure through God's Word through creative teaching and active learning. Our hope is that the adventure continues from church and into your home throughout the week.

Adventure is always better when you get to experience it with friends! That is why relational ministry is one of our five core values. We want your child to feel safe and know they have real friends at Sharon United Methodist Church. This all begins with adult volunteers who are trained with our top Safety & Security protocol within Safe Sanctuary, have background checks, and have hearts that truly care about teaching God's Word. 

We hope that your child experiences the adventure of living for God and your family chooses to become part of the SUMC church family. We are seeing God do amazing things here at Sharon United Methodist Church, and we want to invite you to experience what God can do in your child's life as well.

Our Core Values

1. Safety & Security
We believe that safety and security is of the highest importance. Through our volunteer screening process, the child check-in/check-out system, and our safety protocols, among other things, we do everything in our power to make sure our environments are safe and secure.
2. Biblical Teaching
We believe that the Bible is an adventure, and also God’s guidebook for us. Every time we gather, we open it up for guidance and direction. We use the CEB as our standard version.
3. Adventure
We believe that a relationship with God is supposed to be exciting and fun…an adventure. We work tirelessly to make every time we gather an adventure. Through fun games, interactive lessons and high-energy worship times, we want every child to experience the adventure that God wants to take them on.
4. Relational
We believe that ministry is meant to be done in relationships. We make every effort to promote relationships with children and volunteers. We do this through meaningful time spent together including small groups to promote discipleship.
5. Families
Partnering with parents is a vital portion of this ministry.  We accomplish this by providing environments that enable parents to grow spiritually, undistracted, while their children learn age-appropriate lessons about Jesus in their own environments. We also desire for families to discuss Biblical principles together throughout the week. This is also why, among other things, our weekend curriculum is the same for 3 year olds through grade 5. The Bible story and core concept is the same to enable family discussion and dialogue around what was taught and learned on Sunday.

If you have any questions about Explorers, please call the church office, 704.366.9166, or email Children@SharonUMC.org

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