At Community Bible Study, children are very important to us. We have many children’s Bible study options to help your children grow in their love for Jesus. Our dedicated staff volunteer their time and talents to offer a warm, loving environment where children can experience God’s love.
What we do
Through a variety of activities such as Bible teaching, Scripture memory work, craft, music, games and other activities, we seek to provide a nurturing place where children can grow and develop spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically and socially. We want your children to grow, just as Jesus “grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men.” (Luke 2:52)
We also come alongside your efforts as a parent, assisting and encouraging you as you teach and train your children to live out God’s truths in their lives. (Ephesians 6:4)
We emphasize to each child that:
- God made them
- God loves them
- God helps them, heals them and meets their needs
- God is always with them
- God gave us the Bible as God’s Word
- God wants them to belong to His family
Programs for infants through teens
Our programs are generally offered alongside adult CBS classes, because we want moms and dads to be able to study God’s Word too. While our programs are available for all age groups, not all programs may be offered at every CBS class gathering. The programs offered at each location depend on the demographics of the children, the number of teachers serving in the class and the availability of facilities to accommodate the needs of the programs.
The following programs are offered:
- Nursery (infants)
We provide a safe, friendly environment where babies are loved and cared for while the parents attend Bible study.
- Baby CBS (walking babies, 12-24 months)
This teaching program parallels the Preschool CBS curriculum. Babies in this group are independently mobile. Babies will learn Old Testament and New Testament Bible stories with Bible verses and songs.
- Preschool CBS (2-5 years)
We have a three-year curriculum rotation that consists of Old Testament stories, New Testament stories of Jesus, and a New Testament missionary. Each lesson consists of a Bible story, action rhymes, songs, Bible memory verses, finger plays and a craft.
- Young CBS (grades 1-3)
This is an expanded Preschool curriculum designed for school-age children in first through third grades. The format of the Young CBS lessons is similar to the Preschool curriculum with additional Bible-related activities, projects, Bible memorization and journaling.
- Primary CBS (grades 1-3)
We use a modified version of the adult curriculum that parallels the adult study. The study consists of age-appropriate home study questions to answer, core group participation and a wrap-up talk, along with special projects and activities.
- Junior CBS (grades 4-8)
We use a modified version of the adult curriculum that parallels the adult study. The study consists of age appropriate home study questions to answer, core group participation and a wrap-up talk, along with special projects and activities.
- Teen Core Groups (grades 9-12)
Teen-only core groups may study standard adult lessons, condensed studies, or available teen CBS lessons, depending on the choice made by the Children’s Director.
We welcome your children to experience our warm, caring environment that is filled with the love of Jesus.