Children and Youth

Children’s Ministry – Potter’s House

Agape House of Worship Children’s Ministry exists to help our children to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ, grow up as members of God’s family and learn to live a life of service to God.

Brenda Olatubosun: children@agapehousenj.org

AWANA Club

The vision of AWANA is to help churches and parents raise children and youth to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ. This is achieved through and exciting, bible-based, weekly children’s program for preschool thru 6th grade.

​awana@agapehousenj.org

The Youth Ministry – YRU

The Agape House Youth Reaching Up (YRU) ministry exists to glorify and worship God by reaching up for Jesus and reaching out to all youth in our church and community.

Nife Oyedele: yru@agapehousenj.org

Special Needs Ministry

The Special Needs (Bridge) Ministry at AHOW exists to provide services and support for adult and children (ages 2 or above) with Special Needs. One of the greatest aspects of Jesus Christ’s ministry on earth was His outreach to children and to people who had disabilities. They were at the forefront of what happened in the Gospels. Through these individuals, God showed His great love and compassion. At Agape House our mission is to follow our Lord’s footsteps in reaching out to people who have disabilities.

 

‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’ Luke 14:21

 

“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:12

 

“On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 1 Corinthians 12:22-25

We believe as God’s word says that every man, woman, and child is created in the image and likeness of God. (Genesis 1:26-27; Colossian 1:15-16). We bear His image not in our physical man for God is spirit and has no physical form, but we bear His image in our inward spirit man as spiritual beings. God tells us we are all fearfully and wonderfully made and all His works are wonderful (Psalm 139:13-16). Whether we have a physical or mental disability, all of us in our uniqueness, with our physical, mental, and spiritual abilities, are beautifully and wonderfully made for His purposes.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide a safe, secure and loving environment adapted to the special needs of each individual
  • Help individuals with disabilities and their families feel welcome and accepted at our church
  • Enable the parents to feel comfortable leaving their children with us, so that they can attend the service
  • Share Christ with people who have disabilities and introduce them to a personal relationship with God
  • Establish this ministry to serve as a witness to the community for meeting the spiritual and social needs of those with disabilities
  • Allow the fullest possible participation in the life of the church to special needs kids and their families

We offer the following:

  • Prayer and Biblical Instruction
    We offer prayer with and for the children and adults served by our ministry. Biblical principles and spiritual growth is promoted through Sunday School Curriculum that is individualized for the participants by volunteers and professionals in the field of special needs.
  • Integrated In-Class Support and Sensory Room Break
    The ministry provides both integrated in-class support to the Children’s Ministry and sensory sensitive classroom structure necessary to support the individualized approach for participants with various disabilities. We created a sensory room themed “chillville” which was designed for children to receive the necessary sensory input through foam blocks, “ crash pads, and various manipulatives that encourages a soothing learning environment.
  • Training on Special Needs and Behavior Management
    Special training is provided for parents, caregivers, and volunteers by a professional Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT), a Special Education Teacher, Therapists, Social workers, and various other professions including those in the medical field to ensure that a comprehensive and holistic person approach to spiritual growth is achieved .

Meeting Times: Every Sunday, 9:30AM-12:30PM

Ministry Leader: Deaconess Genevieve Kumapley
Assistant Ministry Leader: Shawn Jacob

Contact Information: Deaconess Genevieve Kumapley, bridge@agapehousenj.org

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Sunday Worship Services

10:00am – 12:00 noon

ºWednesday Bible Study

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Daily Corporate Devotion

M–F, 6:00am–6:30am
Tel: (908) 293-8320

ºDaily Strategic Prayer Unit

M–F, 9:00pm–9:30pm
Tel: (908) 293-8320

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