Advent Story Time
Your family is invited to join us as we read a wonderful storybook each week during Advent.
Christ Church Children's Ministry Online!
Weekly online lessons for the entire family to enjoy together.
We encourage the entire family to come together and enjoy these Biblical lessons and include voice-overs and fun videos to share the story. Each week you will find a new lesson for your family and an age appropriate corresponding activity page for your child.
Advent Story Time
We are excited to invite your family to Advent Story Time!Our Children's Ministry team will be reading a wonderful storybook each week of Advent for families to enjoy at their convenience. We will be posting a new storybook each week along with a family activity sheet to help your family see Jesus in your Christmas traditions.
Advent Week 1 - Family Discussion Guide Advent Week 2 - Family Discussion Guide +
Made in the Image of God - Family Discussion Guide
All people are wonderfully created in the likeness of God the father, God the son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Our hearts are broken with the events in Minneapolis and we join you and all our families in praying for unity and change. In light of what is happening we thought it would be a perfect time to gather your family together to talk about some important values that God calls us to have for one another.
We have put together a family discussion sheet and other resources for you to use while you tackle this extremely vital topic with your child.
Preschool and Younger Elementary
Older Elementary Students - High School
Making a joyful noise to praise God!
Digital Resources Amidst the COVID-19 Closures
Digital resources for families amidst the COVID-19 closures
With schools and church services canceled, our family team is working hard to produce and curate materials that point families towards God. Please check out the links below for great youtube content and fun family discussions.
Text Updates: Receive regular updates about new content and Weekly Digital Programming. Text the following codes to the number 81010.
- Early Childhood - @wonderzone
- Elementary - @cc-kidzone
- Middle School - @COW19
- High School - @HSUpdate
YouTube Channels: We will use these channels to create and curate video content for families and youth. Our student ministry will be using their accounts to have live programming Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Middle School) and Sundays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (High School)
Social Media: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we regularly post content and create community engagement opportunities.
- Facebook - Children
- Instagram - Family
- Facebook - Middle School
- Instagram - Middle School
- Facebook - High School
- Instagram - High School
Family Discussion Guides: Utilize these discussions in partnership without YouTube devotionals!
- 3/16 - God's Perspective
- 3/18 - Second Chances
- 3/20 - Treasure in Heaven
- 3/24 - Word Have Power
- 3/26 - Listen - For Younger Kids (3yo-2nd)
- 3/26 - Listen - For Older Kids (3rd-8th)
- 3/26 - Listen Journal (3rd-8th)
- 4/1 - Remember
- 4/3 - UNIQUELY DESIGNED
- 4/3 - EASTER VIDEO PROJECT
- 4/8 - Deliverance
- 4/22 - Complain
- 4/29 - Lost Sheep
- 5/6 - Balaam's Donkey
- 5/13 - Crossing the Jordan
- 5/20 - Joshua's Perspective
- 6/3 - CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE AND JUSTICE
- Mortimer's Christmas Manger
- The Lights in the Church
Outside Resources: Great digital resources from around the web.
Children are a vital part of the church today. They are not the next generation, they are part of our faith community now. We need them. They inspire us. At Christ Church we are passionate about creating environments where children and servant leaders can engage with one another and where we give space for the Holy Spirit to move and form these young hearts and minds. Creative teams teach the bible and lead worship, spurring our children to love Jesus wholeheartedly and carry His light into their world. Our Children’s Ministry is a place where kids ages birth-fifth grade receive tangible expressions of God's grace and truth amongst a vibrant, loving and caring community of faith.
Sunday Mornings | Oak Brook
Weekly rehearsals begin Sunday, September 8 and run through December 22 and again from January 12 - April 26. Periodically present music in Sunday morning worship services, as well as Thanksgiving Day, Spirit Village, Messiah-CarolFest Concerts, Christmas Eve, and Palm Sunday; they will present a full musical in the spring. Detailed calendar will be provided.
Children age 4 through 1st grade. Rehearses Sunday mornings from 8:45-9:15 in room 140. Note: Parents of 4 year olds are required to stay with their child at least through October to be sure they are ready for this experience.
Kids of the Kingdom Choir
Children in grades 2-6. Rehearses Sunday mornings from 10:15-11:00 in room 140. All Children's Choir participants will be escorted from their respective rehearsal to WonderZone, KidZone and COW for the remainder of each Worship hour. Parents may pick them up from those areas after service.
Special Needs Ministry
SERVING CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS
We believe in God's value for every human life, and we believe that Jesus loves every child dearly. Our Early Childhood and Children's Ministries are committed to helping provide a safe, welcoming environment where we can focus on loving Jesus with our heart, mind and soul.
Our desire is to:
- Encourage each child to enjoy worshipping Jesus.
- Come alongside parents to encourage their spiritual nourishment.
- Secure a volunteer buddy to be with your child if needed.
If you have a child with additional needs and would like to connect with us, please contact:
The Discovery Center
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 the Discovery Center is closed for Open Play until further notice.
Children enjoy playtime and activities in the Children's Discovery Center, an indoor playground built just for kids. It houses the Oak Tree Climber, a playhouse perfectly sized for children, a puppet theater, and plenty of floor space with obstacles for open play. The center is also used for Sunday morning children's worship, Preschool play, Early Childhood programs, special events, and open play time. Open play is available for infants-5th graders only, when they are supervised by a parent or caregiver, who must remain present at all times.
DISCOVERY CENTER POLICIES
Please no climbing on the outside of the Climber and the Clubhouse.
- Please sign-in your child(ren) before playing.
- Food and drinks are allowed ONLY in the tiled-floor rooms.
- Please keep our play area clean and return any equipment back to its proper place.
- Children MUST be supervised by an adult caregiver at all times.
- Please help your child be safe and kind to others while playing.
- Restrooms are in the yellow-tiled room.
- Diaper-changing station is in the restroom.
- Garbage receptacles are located throughout the play area for your use.
- Christ Church of Oak Brook is not responsible for any injuries or the security of your personal property.
Children's Ministry | Special Announcement
Christ Church Families,
I am writing to you today from a place of mixed emotions, I am sad to announce that I will be leaving Christ Church, but excited at the opportunity to return to my home church to serve as their Children’s Pastor. This is not a placement that I was seeking, but it is one God arranged and that I accepted with great joy. My family and I attended and served at this church for over ten years before leaving to answering the call to ministry.
My time here with all of you has been an absolute joy and blessing. I love you all and it has been an honor to walk with you and to learn and grow together in Christ. It has been a thrill to see the commitment that parents have to raise their children in the knowledge and the wisdom of the Lord.
While it has been a challenging season for us all, I will look back on my time at Christ Church with fondness. Thank you all for sharing your lives with me this past year. I look forward to watching the wonderful things that God will continue to do through His faithful servants at Christ Church.With love and appreciation,
Christ Church Children’s Ministry Director