Children's ministry

Children and Family Ministry is one of the church priorities that Trinity's Session named for 2020. Considering the place we find ourselves, that priority has been difficult to address. Staff and leaders miss connecting with you face to face to support and equip your family as we follow Jesus together. We know that this time is hard! We're working to find new ways of doing things that used to be routine, including nurturing faith in our children.


The truth is, even in "normal" times, the average church only has about 40 hours in a given year to influence the life of your child. The average parent has 3000 hours per year to influence the life of their child. This is why Children and Family Ministry at Trinity views our mission as "Partnering with Parents as We Follow Jesus." Our aim is to equip you with resources to use as a family at home and when possible again, to provide opportunities at church to help your family know and follow Jesus.


If you'd like to know more about Children's Ministry, please contact me anytime!  I look forward to hearing from you and walking through the Biblical story as it helps develop our lifetime journey toward knowing God more fully.


Kristan Verveniotis

Director of Music, Worship, Children and Families

kverv@trinity-pres.org   


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  • Toddler/pre-k sunday Resources

    Alphabet Attributes of God


    What is God like? This year our toddlers and preschoolers will use the alphabet to name God's attributes. Resources sent out on Friday for the following Sunday will include a:

    • Bible story that illustrates the attribute
    • Hand motions for Bible verse and Attribute
    • Music links, Prayer prompt and Coloring page
  • K-5th Sunday resources

    Be a Bible Explorer!


    All year we'll be "Immersed in the Biblical Story" to discover the big idea of a different book of the Bible each week. Find out how the stories all fit together in God's Big Story!


    Tune in to worship livestream as a family on Sunday morning. During the sermon, invite the kids to enjoy resources sent out on the previous Friday for that Sunday. They include: 

    • Kid-friendly lesson videos created by our own leaders
    • Supporting activities, games and music for use at home
    • Hand motions to help us remember the big idea of each book


  • BiBLE @ HOME

    The Shema in Deuteronomy 4 is likely the first Scripture Jesus ever heard as a child because it was probably said every day in his home. The word Shema means "listen" and refers to the first verse "Hear O Israel."


    Moses gave this message to the Israelites before he died. He seems to be making the point that it really doesn’t matter what our kids know if they don’t know what really matters.


    This video (click video to play) recites the Shema with hand motions so you can learn it as a family over the next two months.


    We'd love to have you video your family so we can
    share in worship in November.



  • Faith and Family Resources

    "Parenting Beyond Your Capacity"
    by Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof

    Engage your family in a bigger story that involves more than just your family - one that involves other influences who are on a journey to discover why a relationship with God really matters. 


    For more info about this book, watch the 1 minute trailer by clicking this Video.


    If you are interested in pursuing a 5-week virtual (<1 hour) small group gathering
    based on this material, please contact Kristan


  • Our Lending Library is open! 

    Children's Ministry Books, DVDs  & CDs are available.


    Download our Database then email Marion at kidmin@trinity-pres.org with choices and arrange for pick-up.


  • Compassion Camp 2020

    Compassion Camp is a 5-week virtual camp to help us learn to have compassion for others, ourselves and the world. Resources were sent out via email blast beginning Monday July 6 through August 4 and included videos, activity ideas and printables. Below are the links to the information for each of the Camp weeks. 


    Camp Week #1 here

    Camp Week #2 here

    Camp Week #3 here

    Camp Week #4 here

    Camp Week #5 here