Children, Youth & Families: The Greenhouse
The Greenhouse Vision: Nurturing lifelong Christian faith in children, youth and families
The heart of a child is fertile soil ready for God seeds. It is in this place that we seek to nurture the abundant life Jesus offers all who come to him. From the first days of life through eighteen years of age, the Berkeley Covenant Church community seeks to nurture lifelong faith in Jesus Christ. Ministry to children, youth and families happen in our midst, intentionally. We seek to nurture the seeds Jesus plants through loving & authentic relationships, Bible-centered teaching, and grace-filled rhythms of loving mercy and doing justice together.
At every stage of life we value being:
Connected to God in prayer and worship.
Connected to one another across generations, where authentic faith and
trust in Christ is lived out, experienced and passed on.
Devoted to God’s word.
The Body of Christ where everyone is vital to God’s purposes.
Doers of justice & lovers of mercy together.
Greenhouse on Sundays
Following all church worship, children are invited to age-appropriate classes.
Nursery: Families, Caregivers, and Babies
God shelters and protects me.
We welcome nursing mothers and families with young children to enjoy the peace and comfort of our upstairs nursery anytime during our worship service or whenever needed.
Sprouts Class: Walkers-Age 2
God loves me.
We invite families to join or drop off their 1 & 2-year-old children in our Sprouts class downstairs after corporate worship. This is a safe and loving environment where adult and youth helpers make meaningful connections with children, sharing with them the love of Jesus through song, Bible stories and play.
Godly Play: Ages 3-Kindergarten
God invites me to belong to his family.
This class is a wonderful environment for our preschool and kindergarten children to hear, see and experience the life-giving truth of God’s story in scripture. Children are given space to respond to each lesson using various mediums: art, story-telling, or re-enacting the story.
Elementary Class: Grades 1-5
God is trustworthy and created me uniquely to be a special part of his community.
Children in elementary school are energetic learners, beginning to discover how God has created each of us uniquely for his glory. We desire that they would begin connecting the truths of God with their everyday decisions and relationships.