Who We Are
Our vision is to see children come to know Jesus and become passionate about their faith, to establish a strong relationship between the community and our church by reaching families, and to foster a team-based atmosphere where a multitude of individuals can make an impact in the lives of children.
Children’s ministry exists at Sunshine Hills in order to partner with parents in fostering an environment, both at the church and at home, that allows for the development of spiritual foundations that will last a lifetime. Research shows that the average church has 40 hours per year to influence the life of the child, whereas a family has 3000 hours to influence that same child. That is why our focus is not only on having excellent, quality teaching when kids are here with us, but also to support and equip parents for when kids are with them; maximizing the teachable moments of everyday life.
We have a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers who have all been vetted, trained and have willingly submitted to having a criminal record check done; we recognize that a safe environment is key to building trust with both children and parents.
What We Do
Our children’s ministry is divided into age groups on Sunday mornings; however there are also events throughout the year that focus on a wider range of kids.
From birth to 18 months old, our young ones can spend time in the nursery during our Sunday morning services in the care of our loving volunteers.
From 18 months to 3 years old, Little Lambs focuses on fun and encourages kids to learn through games and group activities. This ministry is available during the 9am service. (Kids in this age range join with the Super Kids room in the 11am service.)
From 3 to 5 years old, Super Kids encourages our kids to engage Bible stories and truths through music, crafts, games and storytelling. This ministry is available during each service.
From Kindergarten to Gr. 4, in 252 our kids play, create, learn, and worship together as they learn about Jesus and how to live out their faith every day. This ministry is available during each service.
Summer VBS (Vacation Bible School)
We host an annual VBS for children age 3 to 10. (Children age 11-12 are eligible to volunteer at VBS if they have completed the required training.) VBS runs for a week in the summer from 9am until 12pm and involves games, educational activities, story time, and music.
BC Foursquare Kids Camp
Kids Camp is an incredible week and something that our kids look forward to every year! At the end of August we partner with other churches from the lower mainland to host Kids Camp: five fun-filled days of teaching, singing, playing, making new friends, and lots of fun! Hosted at Stillwood Camp, near Cultus Lake, this camp is always a highlight for our kids in Gr. 3-7.
Children’s Ministry Coordinator Victoria Williams