Worship: Children are always welcome in the sanctuary. A special children’s moment is featured in every worship service.
Nursery: There is a well-staffed, bright and beautiful nursery available for children during worship.
Sunday School: Available at 9:30 am every Sunday morning September through May. Age-graded Sunday school is offered for children in preschool through high school. In order to help families talk about their experience at church, our Sunday School uses curriculum which ties to the focus text of the morning’s worship service.
Infant/Child Dedications: Parents may bring their young child before the congregation for a special blessing and dedication. The congregation promises to love, teach and embrace the child, while parents commit to Christian parenthood.
Second Grade Bible Presentation: Ankeny Christian Church recognizes the importance of teaching children the great stories of the Bible and how to use the Bible as a guide for their lives. Each year, our 2nd grade children are presented a Bible during our worship services.
Kids Club: For children grades K-5th. Kids Club is offered throughout the year following our Wonderful Wednesday session dates. This is a time spent learning to be a good neighbor through bible stories, games, crafts, and projects.
Kids Club times: Meal 6-6:30 pm. Class 6:30-7:30 pm during the Wonderful Wednesdays schedule.
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Children’s Choir: The Children’s Choir is for children from preschool on up is welcome to come and sing! Our goal is to have fun doing actions songs and learning messages about Jesus and the Bible. Children perform every other month at the beginning of the 10:30 am service and a reminder letter will be sent home with the parents the week before. Angie Schnurstein leads the singing and action songs and Lisa Duffy accompanies the group. Children’s choir meets Sept-May.
Church Camp: Each summer adults and children from Ankeny Christian Church attend camp at our Christian Conference center in Newton Iowa. The week-long event involves games, bible study, creative activities, great food, good worship around the campfire, and the intentional influence of camp counselors. The camp counselors are selected, screened, and trained for this important camp ministry. They find that their ministry is personally rewarding, and both campers and counselors grow in the process.
Ankeny Christian Church will pay half the camp fee. See Pat Sommerfeld for forms. Registration deadline is April 7.
Vacation Bible School: Vacation Bible School is a week long summer fun event! VBS offers the opportunity for children 3 years through 5th grade to explore the scriptures through study, song, crafts and games. Adult volunteers, along with sixth grade through Senior High youth assist with the younger children.