Agape House of Worship
2021 Children Christmas Program
Date: Dec 18th, 2021 Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: 239 E. 1st Avenue, Roselle, NJ
Event is for Children 12 years and below and registration is required.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
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.
Potter’s House at AHOW
Classes for children ages 2-11 years (Below is the breakdown of our children’s ministry classes)
Children are a very important part of Agape House of Worship. We believe that Children need to be encouraged, loved and nurtured in the Word of God. It is our goal as a ministry to support parents in bringing their children up in the “training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:1-4). We believe children have something to offer the church as a whole and so we strive to show them that they are very important to God and us.
Potters House partners with you to assure that your child/children live their Christian faith and glorify God in all they do and desire.
Our classes are age based and we utilize interactive bible based curriculum for our lessons. Our teachers teach the word of God in a practical and age appropriate way so each child can learn about God at their various levels. We use creative and innovative ways to minister to the needs of children at their level of understanding thus equipping them to become children of Purpose, Power and Praise.
What We Offer Children and Parents
Large and small group interactions
Practical bible principles applicable to everyday life
Special needs services
Children’s Ministry Classes
Beginners Club: ages 2-3 years
We recognize children in this age group are very active, they love to play and have limited vocabulary, therefore children in this age group are taught bible lessons through simple bible memories, picture illustrations, music, classroom activities and crafts. The teacher to child ratio in this class is 1 teacher to 5 children.
Explorers Club: ages 4-5 years
Preschoolers are very energetic, love to talk, love to explore and imagine, they also have a short attention span. Our preschoolers learn how to pray, they are taught bible lesson through bible stories, bible memory verses, music, crafts and various activities that brings the bible lesson to life.
Pathfinders Club: ages 6-7 years
Younger elementary students are very energetic and very inquisitive. Teachers in this class help the children to find their path to their Lord and savior Jesus Christ through the various bible lessons that they teach and other practical ways of bringing each lesson to life.
Navigators Club: ages 8-9 years
The middle elementary students are also very energetic and inquisitive. Teachers in this class help the children to navigate their way to get know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, the one who loves and cares so much for them through the various bible lessons they teach and practical everyday life examples they share with them.
Discovery Club: ages 10-11 years
The preteens are also very inquisitive and adventurous. This is the age where children begin to understand some abstract things about God, they are taught to discover how the Scripture applies to their lives. Preteens are shown how to practice the principles of what they learn in God’s word. The preteens are taught how to engage in outreach efforts and how to share their faith with friends and family.
A Call To Serve
As the church continues to grow, the Children’s Ministry needs teachers and volunteers to build up our team. When we invest in our children’s spiritual life, we are investing in the future generation. As teachers, we find it very rewarding to see and watch our children grow spiritually beyond their years, and able to use biblical principles they have learned as a moral compass to guide and protect them throughout everyday life.
Are you willing to touch the life of these little ones?
To join the children’s ministry you need to:
- Have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior
- Complete membership class A101
- Complete a background check
- Have a passion for children
- Be gentle, understanding and patient with children
- Be creative and organized
- Have a willing heart and dedication to God’s work
- Be ready to work as a team
- Attend our monthly ministry meeting which holds every second Sunday after service
Pastor in charge:
Pastor Bimbola Lawore
Minister in charge & Ministry Leader:
Brenda Kehinde Olatubosun
Assistant Ministry Leaders:
Fadeke Ohakim, Aderonke Tubi
We meet Sunday mornings at 9:30 am-12p
Let’s Stay Connected!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here To Register your Children, kindly complete the online form.
WHAT IS AWANA? We’re glad you asked!
AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed), is an acrostic derived from 2 Timothy 2:15.
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (NKJV).
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 began as a children’s program at the North side Gospel Center in Chicago in 1941 by Senior Pastor Lance Latham and the church’s your director, Art Rorheim, who both collaborated to develop weekly clubs that would appeal to churched and non-churched children, lead them to
trust Christ for salvation and grow them in enduring faith and service to God. Now it is an international ministry with over 12,000 churches in the U.S. and nearly 13,000 clubs worldwide.
Each week more than 1.5 million children participate in AWANA.
AWANA at AHOW
AWANA started at Agape House of Worship in September 2013. Today the ministry is still going strong and equipping both children from our congregation and the community around us, to be approved workmen that are not ashamed of the gospel!
AWANA Bible Club meetings take place every Wednesday at 7:00-8:30 pm (Check-In starts at 6:45pm) at Agape House of Worship. 239 E 1st Ave, Roselle, NJ. The program runs from September through June.
Registration is Required. Registration forms are available on our church website church office. The program fee is $40 per child for each year. The fee covers the child’s registration fee, uniform, and handbook.
What AWANA Offers
Agape House of Worship offers programs for three groups:
- Sparks- K thru 2nd grade
- Truth & Training (T&T)- 3rd thru 6th grade
The following are available to all of our clubbers:
- Bible teachings
- Basics for a relationship with God
- A foundation for a biblical worldview
- Ultra-fun physical activity and competition
- Bible memorization
- Positive friendships
- Support for parents as they spiritually nurture their children
- In-Club adult affirmation and encouragement
- Consistent and positive training on how to thrive in group settings
- Awards and recognition for accomplishments
Pastor in Charge:
Pastor Bimbola Lawore
Minister in Charge:
Minister Kehinde Olatubosun
AWANA Assistant Commandant:
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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, 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, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 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; Colossians 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 .
Every Sunday, 9:30AM-12:30PM
Deaconess Genevieve Kumapley
Assistant Ministry Leader:
Deaconess Genevieve Kumapley, email@example.com