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Childhood Education

Childcare and Classes

Ascension strives to share God's Character and Word with the children and youth in our community. And we've seen Him stirring questions in their hearts!


Children and the Gospel

The "Gospel" is the Greek word for good news that had been used significant events in ancient times that brought about a new "joyful order of things." Unique to Christianity, the good news is God reaching to us through extraordinary historical events (Jesus' birth, death and resurrection) to convey His forgiveness and love. Whether we are children or adults, knowing this good news causes us to explore it more deeply. Exploring this Gospel changes us. It is the ultimate adventure. (adapted from Tim Keller's The Real Jesus sermon).

Are You Ready for an Adventure?

We have a seat ready for you and your child each Sunday morning. Like nothing else, taking this seat among friends their age amidst Christian community will strengthen your child and better equip them to successfully navigate all other activities. Christian learning in community is what we were designed to do.

We are pleased to offer six classes for children of all ages. Classes for infants through 6th Grade run concurrently with our Sunday Worship Service, while the class for 7th-12th Grade takes place at 9:30AM.

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

9:30 - 10:30am

Ascension Youth Academy (7th to 12th Grade students)

This group aims at drawing students into God’s vision of the church through his Word and the Holy Spirit. All members of Christ’s body – even teens – help to make up the people of God, the church, the dwelling for his glory in the world today.

This dedicated class time allows teens to discuss Scripture and ask questions. Afterwards, they are able to participate in our Sunday gathering at 11:00am.

Beyond the Sunday classroom, the group meets on the second Friday evening and the fourth weekend of the month. For activities on the fourth weekend, please check our Community Calendar. The group engages in Bible lessons while enjoying games and refreshments. It frequently participates in activities like bowling, laser tag, and various indoor and outdoor recreation.


 

 

11:00am - 12:15pm


Beginnings Meet Ms. Luz Espinosa, our new Beginnings caregiver for babies and toddlers under 2!

Our New 2's and 3's Class! Dr. Diana Schwinge has arranged this new class just for little ones who are eager to learn. New educational toys, engaging music and an age-appropriate curriculum from Gospel Light will inspire your children to trust God in a deeper way.

PreKindergarten-1st Grade Ms. Sue Tsan is looking forward to teaching this class! Sue speaks Mandarin and English and comes with much Sunday School experience and an immense love for Jesus.

2nd-3rd Grade Ms Jessica Pineda is excited to meet our busy and inquisitive youngsters! Older now, these children will begin class in the sanctuary to enjoy Ascension's worship music and then be dismissed to class prior to the sermon. They will learn how God's grace is demonstrated through the law.

4th-6th Grade Get ready for a challenge! Starting off in the book of 1 Samuel, this class will examine how God's Rescue Plan unfolds throughout the Old and New Testament. Ms. Roseann is ready to lead this class along with a teaching team.


*Children in 2nd-6th Grade attend the beginning of the 11:00am worship service with their parents. They proceed to class after the community announcements portion.


 “You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." - Deuteronomy 11:18-19 (ESV)