We are a Christ-centered ministry that teaches children the Word of God is true and relevant to them. We strive to show God’s love by loving His children. At TLC, we use the Orange® curriculum from the ReThink Group. With Orange®, we combine the two primary influences that impact a kid’s life: the yellow light of the church and the red heart of the family.
On average, we’ll get about 40 hours per year with your kids. In that short amount of time, we want to help them experience a Heavenly Father who loves them unconditionally, change how they see their world and their future, as well as connect them with a leader who believes in their potential. That’s why, every Sunday, your child will experience both large group teaching & worship as well as interactive small groups with adult leaders they can trust.
We partner with families to empower and support parents in their role as spiritual leaders by providing relevant resources. This includes take-home discussion guides, books and classes specific to the needs of parents with young children. We offer family events to encourage friendships and support systems as well as monthly nights out to give parents the opportunity to relax without children. TLC Children’s Ministry is passionate about instilling the love of Christ into the hearts and minds of children and their families.
Kidz Inc. is our elementary program for children in Kindergarten – 3rd grade. Kids spend the first half of the service in Large Group Worship & Teaching then break into small groups based on their grades: Kinder/1st Grade and 2nd/3rd Grade. The Orange 252 Basics® curriculum provokes discovery in the heart of a child and is designed to shape identity through planting these truths in the heart of every elementary-age child: • I need to make the wise choice. (Wisdom) • I can trust God no matter what. (Faith) • I should treat others the way I want to be treated. (Friendship).
The story of God reveals the character of God. Our Large Group teaching is organized around key Bible stories that help kids discover Jesus and reflect His character to the world around them. Every month presents a new Life App to help children discover more about God’s character and a Memory Verse to help them discover God’s Word. Each week, we explore a different Bottom Line—a short phrase so easy to remember that it can be reinforced at home throughout the week.
AdventureLand is for children 18 months through 5-year-olds, not yet in Kindergarten. Our Toddler Room is for children 18 months-3.5 years (not potty trained) and our Pre-K Room is for those 3.5 years (potty-trained) – 5 years old (not yet in Kinder). The Orange First Look® Curriculum is designed so each child growing up will believe: (1) God Loves Me, (2) God Made Me and (3) Jesus wants to be my forever friend.
We keep it simple and fun, repeating one basic truth about God each month. This includes a key question/answer as well a monthly memory verse. During each service, children experience an opening activity (Make It Fun), a bible story told by their teacher and shown on DVD (Make it True) and a hands-on activity reinforcing the bottom line of that week (Make It Stick).
Club 45 is our program specifically designed 4th and 5th graders. As with Kidz Inc, these kids spend the first half of service in Large Group Worship & Teaching, then break into their own small group. Small group leaders provoke discovery and invite kids to a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus. Small groups are designed to shape identity through planting these truths in the heart of every child: (1) I need to make the wise Choice, (2) I can trust God, no matter what, and (3) I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
Our Nursery serves families with babies from birth through 18 months of age. Our Nursery Staff is comprised of experienced, trained workers, who are passionate about caring for the babies of our church and giving their parents an opportunity to worship and connect knowing their most precious gift is loved and well-cared for. Our Nursery is open for the 8AM (allows up to 5 yrs old during this service only), 9:30AM and 11AM services.
REGISTRATION is CLOSED for CAMP KIDJAM. Camp KidJam is an overnight camp for kids entering 3rd-6th Grades in Fall 2017. Kids will experience high energy worship, amazing drama, master storytelling, engaging small groups and late night jam sessions! July 23-26 at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. Check out Track Descriptions so campers can select which Track they want to attend. If your child is registered, you will be given more detailed information as the date gets closer. Contact Melissa Alexander for more information.
Jesus believed in the power of stories, using them to teach important life principles. By studying his parables, we can learn how to live a meaningful life and love others in a big way. Join us this summer as we dive into what he said and discover the truths behind the stories He shared. It’s time to LIVE LOUD and let others see Jesus in us!
REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for VBS 2017! VBS 2017 is June 19-23 from 9:00 am to noon. Uniquely wired, wonderfully made! Join Gadget & Gizmo and all their friends as we learn about how God made each of us in HIS image and unique at the same time. When dropping off your kids, ENTER on LOHMANS CROSSING. When picking them up ENTER on LAKEWAY BLVD. Contact Melissa Alexander for more information.
Monday – Friday, August 7 – 11, 2017, from 9:00 a, – 2:00 pm. THE MUSICAL WILL BE PRESENTED IN WORSHIP Sunday morning, August 13 at 9:30 & 11:00 am. Kids have a great time as members of the cast of a Christian-based musical. They will have songs to learn and lines to deliver, scenery and props to make and choreography to dance. For children who have completed 1st grade through those who have completed 5th grade. REGISTER ONLINE HERE or call Mark Savage-Rains at 512-554-3483, firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $60 per child. Scholarships are available. Parents are asked to provide a sack lunch for their child each day; snacks will be provided.
AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed – 2 Timothy 2:15) is an international, non-denominational, Bible-centered children’s organization committed to teaching children the Word of God. At AWANA children earn awards by reciting memorized scripture, play games and have music and Bible lesson time. AWANA is open to children three years old through 5th grade and meets each Tuesday evening, 6:00 – 7:30, September through April, following the Lake Travis ISD schedule.
DivorceCare4Kids is a 13-week program to help children ages 5-12 heal from the hurt caused by the separation or divorce of their parents. At our weekly DC4K group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel and the things they are going through because of their divorce of their parents.
Best of all, children will learn how God’s love can strengthen them and help turn tears to hope and joy! We combine games, crafts, activities, music and DVD dramas to create a fun atmosphere where children feel comfortable and accepted. DC4K follows the same schedule as the adult DivorceCare program, allowing parents and children to progress through the healing process together and providing a springboard for meaningful discussions.
Enjoy an evening out and leave the kids with us! On the 2nd Saturday of each month from 6-9PM for kids birth through 5th grade. We’ll watch a movie, eat dinner, play games, do crafts and have a great time! For the safety of our kids, only 50 spaces available, so register early.
This is a Co-Op—parents must sign up to serve twice per year and get 10 free nights out! RSVP by 5PM on the Thursday prior with kid’s names, ages and allergy info. Questions? Contact Melissa Alexander.
Mark your calendars for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2017…M-F June 19-23.
For information on children’s activities, contact Melissa Alexander, 512-261-6331 or email@example.com.
Check out loads of 2016 photos on the TLC Kids Facebook page HERE.