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Family Ministries: Children

Sunday School

We believe the development of a child's faith begins during infancy, and we are committed to nurturing future generations of strong Christians.

How ECC Nurtures Growing Children

Our Sunday School program begins in the Nursery, where children are taught foundational truths about God, namely His love for us as shown in His plan of redemption, and begin their journey of learning the true stories of the Bible.

As children grow up and leave the nursery, they move through age-specific classes: Preschool (4–5 years old), Younger Elementary (6–7 years old), Middle Elementary (8–9 years old) and Older Elementary (10–11 years old).

We use the Show Me Jesus curriculum from Great Commision Publications. This curriculum is comprehensive, covering the entire Bible. Bible stories are presented as part of the whole story, the history of God's work of redemption through Jesus, as revealed from the beginning of the Old Testament to the end of the New Testatment. It is a God-centered curriculum, demonstrating God's sovereignty over all of history, as well as in our own lives. This builds kids' strong faith in God's work in and through His people.

Caring Teachers Make the Difference

Our Sunday School teachers are an important part of bringing the Bible to life for our children. They love God's Word and consider it a privilege to share this love with our children. We invite — and encourage — parents to visit their child's class at any time.

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Summer Activities

During the summer, our children have the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful church property and serve others in our community.

Weekly swim times

Tuesdays from 3–5 p.m. and Thursdays from 12–2 p.m. at the Church Office.

We are blessed to have a pool on our property! CPR-certified staff members supervise two swim times each week during the summer for children, youth, and parents. Children will receive a snack during each swim time during a short break from playing in the pool.

Family picnics

Certain Tuesdays at 5 p.m. at the Church Office.

We host several family picnics during the summer immediately following the Tuesday afternoon swim time. Hot dogs and burgers for the grill are provided and families bring side dishes to share. Come enjoy a great time of fun and fellowship!

Summer Sunday nights

Certain Sundays at 5 p.m. outside the Church Office.

During the summer, the whole church family gathers for evenings of worship, dinner and fun. Fishing Night, Water Fun Night and a Luau are among the themes of these relaxed Sunday Fellowships.

Backyard Kids Clubs

Day camps held during the summer in backyards around Cincinnati.

Our children participate in and help lead several Backyard Kids Clubs (BKCs) during the summer. These 4-day camps present the gospel in fun and engaging ways in peoples' backyards for children who live nearby. You can think of it as a mobile, youth-run VBS. We host one larger BKC on the church property for ECC children and others we will invite from the community.