Living Hope truly is a family friendly environment, and our children
are an integral part of church life. The nursery is managed by
members who are experienced and gifted in the care of little
ones, from newborn to age five.
It is a privilege to work with the Young Explorers, who are ages
6 – 10 years. The whole team of 12 teachers all collaborate
together as we plan our work based on the chosen curriculum, taking
care to develop exciting activities that still remain within our
budget. The creativity within the team is awesome, but the results
within the children just bring immeasurable joy. They grow and
respond so quickly when the truths of God’s word are revealed
to them, and in short spans of time we can see them beginning
to minister to each other, and to share the Gospel with newcomers.
For young people between the ages of 10-12, often a dual mission
needs to be addressed. Sometimes the children are well grounded
in the gospel, familiar with the Bible and the basic concepts
for living right in God’s eyes. Sometimes not – they’ve
just been saved or are still struggling with their decision to
have a faith walk. Our materials are selected based on what will
confirm the truth to them in real ways. We want to help encourage
and support their faith, all the while keeping things exciting
and inspiring. It’s a challenge that has great rewards.
Creative Services, Housekeeping, Tape Duplication, Overheads,
Maintenance, and Sports Coordination
These areas always merit higher recognition than they usually
receive, since their importance to our experience as a church
is so significant. If we can imagine trying to sing in worship
without seeing the lyrics on the overheads, or producing a poster
without artwork, or being unable to get an audio tape copy of
that most recent stirring message, we can begin to imagine the
sad idea of church without our V.I.P.’s!