WELCOME TO CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES!
Children’s Ministries welcomes children from birth-through-5th grade on Sunday mornings! Our goal in Children’s Ministries is to encourage families to be Gospel-centered, grace-driven, and mission-minded by saturating each child with the love of God and teaching them His Word.
Gospel-Centered: Teaching children the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a deep study of the Bible rather that merely telling stories or giving moralistic lessons. We use Children Desiring God for our Sunday morning curriculum.
Grace-Driven: Using methods of instruction and interaction that are both excellent and age-appropriate. We hope children will come to see God's grace as a defining feature of their relationships with God and others.
Mission-Minded: We believe that only the Gospel can change children, families, neighborhoods, and schools. As we minister the Gospel to children, we are participating in Sun Valley’s larger vision of Yakima’s transformation… cultivating the soul of the city.
YOUR FIRST VISIT
Your visit begins at the Children’s Ministries check-in table in the hallway by the nursery (there is a sign outside to guide you). At the check-in table, a volunteer will help you log in with our secure computer check-in system, explain how things work, and direct you to your classrooms.
At Sun Valley, we desire to provide a safe and fun teaching environment for your child at each developmental stage. We currently offer the following classes during our Sunday Seminar hour:
Nursery: 0-2 years old
Toddlers: 2-3 years old
Young Elementary: Kindergarten-1st grade
Older Elementary: 2nd-5th grade
During each service we also provide these classes:
Nursery 0-2 years old
Children’s Church: 3-5 years old. We dismiss the children for children’s church just before the sermon. We ask parents to walk with their kids to the foyer and check them in.