SHINE Children's Ministry    

SHINE Children's Ministry is an exciting and dynamic program for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.  Whenever you arrive on campus for activities or services, stop in at the Welcome Center in the Family Life Center (That's the metal two-story building at the back of our campus.) to sign your kids in. 

Child Safety and Security

Providence Baptist Church takes the safety and security of children very seriously.  Each worker in our children's and preschool ministry areas must undergo a background check.  Furthermore, we use a secure computer check-in system to ensure the safety of our children.  If you are a first-time visitor to the church, please take a moment to register your child by clicking on the KidCheck logo.

 

Children's Weekly Schedule

Grow Groups—Sunday 9:00am and 10:30am in the Family Life Center (FLC)

Children in kindergarten through 5th grade meet for large group worship with music and skits to introduce the "Bottom Line" for the week.  Afterwards, break into grade-based small groups to hear the day's Bible lesson and learn how to apply it to real life.

NOTE:  Children are welcome to participate in Grow Groups at both 9:00am and 10:30am, and we offer different curricula for each hour to accommodate those children who need to do so.   However, older children are strongly encouraged to attend the "big church" worship service with their parents — observing adults in worship and participating in the same is an extremely valuable component of spiritual formation.

Children in Action Missions—Wednesday 6:30pm in the Family Life Center (FLC)

Children meet to learn about missions and what it means to be a missionary in the world around them.  Not only do they learn about missionaries in many different countries, they learn about how they too can spread the love of God in the world.

Everything that SHINE does — Sunday Worship and Small Groups, Wednesday Go Groups, and special events — is designed to reinforce or teach one of our three key values for SHINE:

 
God loves everyone, including me.
God wants me to love others.
God gives me family and friends to help me grow.
 
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will SHINE among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.
Philippians 2:14-16

Want to Get Involved?

SHINE Children's Ministry relies on God to teach and care for our children through volunteers from our church body. Christ taught his disciples to do what they knew best, and above else, to trust in him. From feeding the multitudes to rowing across a lake, when we do our part and trust in God, he works through us and ultimately grows our faith. You needn't have some special set of skills in order to positively impact the children in our church — merely a love for young souls and faith that God can and will supply what you need to serve in this capacity. Please contact Jennifer Pyne jenniferpyne@pbcharrisburg.org for information on how to start the volunteer process.