DISCOVERING THE WONDERFUL REALITY OF GOD'S KINGDOM
Kingdom Kids partners with families to offer a safe, loving environment for children to have fun while developing a relationship with God, discovering their own God-given uniqueness and spreading God's love.
Children's ministry is available for kids from age 1 (and walking) to 5th grade and runs the entire church service. Elementary-age children are welcome to worship with their parents and come to Kingdom Kids at the break or go directly to class when church begins and worship with their peers. For those interested, an offering basket is available in the classes for children 4 years old to 5th grade, and all offerings are donated to the local school Bridgeport supports, Attucks Elementary School.
Elementary-age children are taught three basic truths: I need to make the wise choice, I can trust God no matter what and I should treat others the way I want to be treated. The curriculum provokes discovery and invites kids to a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus.
1 (and walking) to 2 ½ years old
Parents of toddlers can expect a fun, safe place for their little one while they enjoy the service. The toddler lesson includes a Bible story, song and Bible verse that all reinforce a monthly theme. This class is perfect for teachers who love to sing, dance and hold adorable babies.
2 ½ to 4 years old
Our curriculum utilizes a “hands on” model of child education through interactive songs, Bible stories, crafts and games. Every activity is designed to let preschoolers learn about God in a fun, engaging way. Teachers who are cheerful, playful and gentle best suit this age group.
4 years old to kindergarten
This class builds on the activities in the preschool class to make it engaging for our kids approaching kindergarten. They have a small group time to discuss the Bible story and pray. Enthusiastic teachers who enjoy interactive games and making crafts are a good fit for the preschool class.
Lower Elementary Class
Kindergarten to 1st grade
Children in grade school have their own worship time in Kingdom Kids. They participate in activities, skits and small group discussions about core Biblical truths and how they relate to their lives. The curriculum is designed to root them in the truths of the Kingdom. Teachers in the lower elementary class have fun playing games and worshipping the Lord and have the privilege to go deeper in the Lord with their students.
Upper Elementary Class
2nd to 5th grade
In addition to the lower elementary activities, our upper elementary class takes students deeper into God's Word through reading, small-group discussions and memorization. Their lessons are tailored to help them develop life-application strategies for everyday issues they face. Upper elementary teachers should have a good foundation in scripture and be a strong, engaging leader.
Bridgeport’s children’s ministry is run by an extraordinary team of volunteers from the Bridgeport body. We would love for you to join in this powerful ministry, and there are a variety of ways to serve. We have training and materials to equip volunteers with any range of experience and use a team teaching model, which helps new volunteers acclimate to their class. We provide detailed lessons and prepare the materials each week, so teachers have a clear guideline and structure for the class.