At Antioch we desire to teach our children the Word of God every chance we get. We have many opportunities for your children to not only interact with other children their age, but to learn about Jesus and the Bible.
- Sunday Morning
- Sunday Night
- Wednesday Night
- Newborn-2 year old
Every Sunday morning we provide a Sunday School catered to your child’s need and age. We have a class for 3yr olds, 4yr olds, 1st-2nd grade, and 3rd-5th grade. It is in these classes that our children will learn the basics of the Bible and who Jesus is.
During our Worship Service on Sunday morning we invite all of our children ages 3-5 to participate in our Childrens Sermon which takes place just after our worship through song. After the Chrildrens Sermon all children ages 3-5 will leave, if they want, to go to Honeybees. Honeybees is a class where our children will learn great stories of the bible, have craft time, and even time for a snack!
On Sunday nights at 6p.m. we have Childrens Choir for children ages 3-5. In Choir the children will learn not only the basics of music and singing, but they will learn songs that honor and lift up God.
On Sunday nights at 6p.m. we have Mini-Youth for children 1st-5th grade. In Mini-Youth our children will specifically be learning about the life of Jesus using teaching material from John Piper. Mini-Youth will learn the major teachings of Christ, as well as his death and resurrection.
On Wednesday Nights at 6:30p.m. we have Mission Friends for children ages 3-5. In mission friends they will learn the importance of missions, the need to share with the world who Jesus is. We also stress the importance of supporting our missionaries all around the world.
What is Mission Friends?
The preschool missions organization of WMU.
For preschoolers, ages 3 through kindergarten.
Preschoolers become aware of God’s love, and they learn that others need to hear about this good news!
Preschoolers are involved in learning, praying, giving, and doing missions.
Preschoolers learn of missions work in North America and throughout the world.
Each month, preschoolers learn of a missionary in a different place.
How do preschoolers learn about missions in Mission Friends?
Hands-on activities, Sensory activities, Bible thoughts, Cultural learning activities, Mission stories, Prayer, Giving, and Helping others.
RA’s and GA’s
On Wednesday Nights at 6:30p.m. we have RA’s and GA’s for children 1st -5th grade. During GA and RA meetings children have the opportunity to learn about missionaries at home and worldwide. They read amazing missionary biographies and pray for the missionaries in the field. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach them about the world we live in and help foster a love for witnessing and serving .
What Is Girls in Action (GA)?
GA is a comprehensive missions education program, for girls in grades 1-6, which includes praying for missions, engaging in missions action and witness, learning about missions, developing spiritually toward a missions lifestyle, participating in the work of the church and denomination, and supporting missions.
Through participation in GA, girls grow in their knowledge, understanding, and application of the Bible. They also learn from the example of missionaries, believers, and hands-on mission action what it means to actively engage in ministering to others with the compassion of Christ.
By hearing about missionaries in many different places, a GA discovers that God’s mission is world wide. By doing missions herself, she learns that she has a responsibility to change the world.
GA Motto: “Go Forward!”
GA Pledge: “As a GA, I will do my best to live a missions lifestyle that honors God by learning about missions, praying for missions, giving to missions, doing missions, and participating in the work of the church.”
GA Scripture Verse: “Give thanks to the Lord. Worship him. Tell the nations what he has done. Announce how honored he is” (Isaiah 12:4 NIrV).
GA Lifestyle Verse: “The Lord has shown you what is good. He has told you what he requires of you. You must treat people fairly. You must love others faithfully. And you must be very careful to live the way your God wants you to” (Micah 6:8 NIrV).
Royal Ambassadors (RAs) is a Bible-centered, church-based, Southern Baptist missions-learning ministry for boys in grades 1st-12th. The ministry involves boys in learning about missions through weekly meetings, mission projects, interest activities, meaningful relationships, and an advancement plan. For more than 100 years Southern Baptists have accomplished this in RAs through a mentoring relationship of Christian men to boys.
The RA Motto, “We are Ambassadors for Christ,” not only gives the organization its name, but also gives the boys and leaders a lifestyle goal. This Motto is taken from Scripture, specifically 2 Corinthians 5:20.
The Scripture passage 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 describes the purpose of Royal Ambassadors. While the RA motto is found in verse 20, the other verses sum up Paul’s declaration of why we need to be ambassadors for Christ.
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. Now everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ; certain that God is appealing through us, we plead on Christ’s behalf, ‘Be reconciled to God.'” (2 Cor. 5:17-20, HCSB)
What are the Parts of the RA Emblem and their purposes?
The Words—Royal Ambassadors
An ambassador is a representative in a court or nation other than his own. Royal Ambassadors are representatives of Christ the King bringing good news of salvation to people everywhere. The RA Motto reads, “We are Ambassadors for Christ” (2 Cor. 5:20, HCSB).
The shield stands for faith in Christ (see Eph. 6:16). This symbol represents the journey of faith and a commitment to having faith in Christ.
The crown stands for Christ the King and what He represents (see Jas. 1:12). As a follower and ambassador of Christ, we are to stay focused on Jesus and His message to the world.
The branch is for achievement and victory in the work of being an Ambassador for Christ (see Matt. 25:21). Combining skills and actions help accomplish the goal of carrying the gospel to people needing to hear it.
Blue represents the boy’s loyalty to Christ, His church, and each other.
Gold represents the worth of the boy to God’s mission.
White represents purity of living, which makes him an effective ambassador.