Children and Youth Ministries
At Highlands Christian Church, we understand that one of our most important responsibilities is to teach children about the important stories of the Bible in fun and exciting ways. We also want them to learn that the church is a place where they will be cared for, affirmed and accepted.
(Ages newborn to 3 years)
What better place to start teaching children that the church is a place of fun and caring than in the nursery. The nursery is open from 9:30 Sunday morning until the close of worship and is always staffed with two experienced childcare workers. Parents are provided with pagers in case they need to be contacted.
Preschool Sunday School
(Ages 3 to 5 years)
For children from ages 3-5, our Sunday school for preschoolers begins at 9:45 in the Preschool Room in the West Wing of the church. Our Preschool class features fun activities and teachers who are committed to imparting the simplest and most important lessons of Christian faith.
‘Links’ Sunday School
(Grades Kindergarten-6th grade)
In this exciting workshop style Sunday School, we teach the same Bible story for several weeks but each week we involve the children in very different activities. One week they will be making unleavened bread in the kitchen as they learn about the Last Supper and the next week they may get into costume and produce a videotaped recreation of this story. Our goal is for the children to have fun while they learn these stories. Arts, crafts, games, plays, computers, music and treasure hunts are some of the exciting ways we help our children to learn the important lessons of our faith.
Most of the children 4 years through third grade attend the first 15 minutes of worship with their parents, and then leave for Children’s Church after the anthem has been sung. In Children’s Church they will hear a Bible story, engage in a creative activity and enjoy a snack.
Our ministry to youth is all about making a positive difference in the lives of our young people. We want to help our youth to develop a strong faith that can be a source of encouragement and strength throughout their lives. We want to show them that they can make a difference in the world and help them to develop strong friendships through fun activities, Bible study, and prayer.
Our Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF) is for grades 9-12. CYF meets for a time of discussion and study every Sunday morning at 9:45 in the east wing of the church. CYF also meets each Sunday afternoon for games, conversation, and study (Check the church bulletin or newsletter for times, or call the church office at 214.348.2805)
Our Chi Rho group is for youth in grades 6-8. Like the CYF, this group meets on Sunday morning at 9:45 in the east wing of the church for discussion and study and they have their own meeting on Sunday afternoons with their own activities and Bible study.
Complete Camping Ministry, through the North Texas Area of the Christian Church (Disciples