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.
Here at Orangewood, we love children and families, and we believe that even the youngest children can learn to know about God. Our children’s programs are specifically designed to be appropriate and understandable for every age. We want to support parents as you train your children in the knowledge of the Lord.
OKids Nursery is provided for newborns through 3-year-olds during both services.
Staffed by consistent, trained workers as well as Orangewood members, our nursery provides children with a safe, nurturing environment. During both services, 2 and 3 year olds enjoy singing, play, crafts and snacks to go along with their Bible lesson.
OKids Jr. is our children’s church program for Pre-K and Kindergarten during both services.
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 during both services.
Beginning in worship with their families and the entire congregation, children are dismissed midway through the service to the OKids Theater. All ages are together for a large group time of worship with singing, prayer, and Bible teaching, then split into grade specific small groups of seven to ten children 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 a leadership training program for 5th grade students on Sunday afternoon.
Join together with other students to get to know each other while learning from God’s word and preparing fun videos and skits to be shown on the big screen during OKids Worship. As part of attending Backstage, fifth graders are invited to take part in the unique opportunity to be helpers on Sunday mornings for the younger children. Backstage kids will learn service, leadership and worship as part of their Sunday morning experience.
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.