We love children at Calvary Chapel Southbury! Caring for our children and youth is just as important to us as caring for adults. As a result, we offer Children’s Ministry programs at all of our services. We believe that this ministry is much more than “babysitting.” We offer classes geared for each age group so that our children can know and follow Jesus at whatever stage in life they are in. From our check-in system, to our curriculum, to our worship, we make it our utmost priority to provide a safe and biblically centered place for your child to grow in the Lord. We look forward to meeting you and your children!
For mothers of newborns through 6 months, there is a private room with a tinted viewing window off of the main sanctuary. This room includes rocking chairs, infant toys, a changing table, and volume-controlled sound connected to the service so that mothers of infants can still listen to the message.
Adjacent to the sanctuary, we have classrooms where crawlers, toddlers, and children up to age 3 are cared for. These classes are staffed beginning ten minutes before the service.
Crawlers and Toddlers
Everyone loves babies but it’s easier for mom and dad to participate in the service if baby is being loved and cared for by someone else. That’s why we offer a fully equipped nursery for toddlers. We invite you to drop your little one off in the nursery before worship and know that, while you are being ministered to, they are being loved by our capable teachers.
2-3 years old
Adjacent to the toddlers room is a room for 2-3-year-olds. This class introduces the children to prayer and uses devotional stories and crafts to begin teaching our kids what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. There is also plenty of play time and a snack provided.
Children in pre-K through 6th grade meet downstairs in our Calvary Kids Center. At 9 AM, they enjoy worship in the sanctuary with their parents first. At our 11 AM service, the children have their own worship.
After worship, there is a large group teaching, where we bring all the kids in one area and discuss the Bible story together. Next, we follow up with questions and ways to apply the story to our own lives. After the large group study, the children are led into age-appropriate groups of 6-8 kids where they break apart the scriptures even further. Crafts, crossword puzzles and more discussion solidify what they talked about previously, when they were all together.
Kindergarten – 3rd grade
In our pre-kindergarten and 1st – 3rd grade classes our teachers (many of them education professionals) bring all their passion and love along with them. We use proven curriculum to teach our children about the awesome love that God has for them in Jesus Christ. Your kids will love spending time with their peers, playing games and learning how to know God and walk in the blessings He has for all His children.
4th – 6th grade
As our children get older, they become more relational and the challenges of persevering in faith become more difficult. We tailor our programs for 4th-6th graders in order to provide a place where young people can learn about Jesus, ask tough questions and get to know their leaders better.
To find out more about our Middle School and High School ministries, please visit our Youth Ministry page.
Have more questions? Check out our Calvary Kids FAQ. If you have additional questions about children’s ministry, please reach out to our children’s pastor, Trey Skinner, by calling (203) 267-5441 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.