Our children are learning to know and worship God, understand God’s grace through Jesus and the Bible and share Christ with others near and far.
We want all of the children at Orangewood to know and understand God’s love for them (Psalm 78:4-7).
To achieve this goal, we have broken down our ministry into three, age-specific children’s ministries: OKids Nursery, OKids Jr., and OKids Worship. Each of these ministries teaches God’s word in a developmentally appropriate way and helps our children apply God’s truth to their own lives and situations.
OKids Nursery is provided for newborns through 3-year-olds.
Staffed by consistent, trained workers as well as Orangewood members, our nursery provides children with a safe, nurturing environment. 2 and 3 year olds attend a special “Wee Worship” time of Bible stories and songs designed just for them. They also enjoy play, crafts, and snacks to go along with their Bible lesson.
OKids Jr. is our children’s church program for Pre-K and Kindergarten.
Both classes gather together at the beginning of both services for singing and memory work, and then split into age groups for Bible teaching and games and activities that reinforce the theme of the lesson. The first and second hour of children’s church are based on the same main Bible teaching with different activities, so that children these ages are able to stay during both hours if their parents are volunteering or attending other adult classes.
OKids Worship is our children’s church program for 1st – 4th graders.
Beginning in worship with their families and the entire congregation, children are dismissed midway through the service to the OKids Stage/Fellowship Hall. All ages are together for a large group time of worship with singing, prayer, and Bible teaching, then split into grade specific small groups with a consistent leader for discussion questions, Bible memory work and review games. OKids Worship does not meet on the fifth Sunday as an opportunity for children to experience and participate in large corporate worship.
Backstage is our children’s church program for 5th graders.
Backstage is a special opportunity for our 5th graders— where they can help make OKids worship a success! Each Sunday morning, Backstagers take attendance, assist with crafts, help students with special needs, and so much more! Then, they come back for a Sunday night meeting where they can use their creativity: making videos of skits or songs for OKids Worship. Interested? Email Maggie!
Here are some awesome resources for children and families.
OKids Spotify Playlist
OKids YouTube Channel
OKids Facebook Page
Contact Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry Marie Cardinali for any additional information about the nursery at (407) 539-1500 ext. 161. For more information, contact Director of Children’s Ministry, Maggie Moore at (407) 539-1500 ext. 520. Become our friend on Facebook to keep up with the latest news.