Children & Family Ministry

"We will...tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done." 

-Psalm 78:4


The mission of Sunrise’s Children & Family Ministry is to partner with parents to introduce children to Jesus and help them grow by His grace. We want to help you raise children who love Jesus!  We seek to serve parents by instructing, equipping, and encouraging them in their parenting; and to serve children through providing age-appropriate, engaging, Christ-centered Bible lessons on Sunday mornings.


Resources for Parents & Children: Looking to grow in your parenting, or for something to read with your child?  Check out our list here.


Child Dedication: Interested in participating in a Sunday morning child dedication at Sunrise?  Learn more here.


Serve in Kids Ministry: If you'd like to apply to serve in one of our kids classes as a teacher, assistant, or check-in helper, please do so here.


Sunday Mornings: While parents enjoy a time of singing, teaching, and fellowship for their own growth in Christ, kids will be engaged in an age -appropriate lesson from the Bible, centered on Jesus. All of the children from two years old up to school year 7 will be taught a lesson from the same passage, though the lessons will be planned and taught in a way that makes sense to them at their current age and level of development. This way the whole family can talk together after church about what they learned from God's Word and how they can live it out together.  Learn more about our kids' classes below.


Nursery Classes


Infants & Toddlers (Ages 0-23 months) 

As a young church, we have a number of babies, infants, & toddlers.  We have a weekly paid, trained child worker in combination with  trained & equipped volunteers ready to take care of them. The room for these children is located upstairs in the main Harquail Theatre (stairs found to the right of the stage). Adjacent to the playroom you will also find a space with rocking chairs where nursing mothers can sit and listen to the service through a speaker.


Two-Year-Olds

At two years old, children move across the hall from the infants & toddlers' class to a class where they enjoy the same attentive care and interactive play they're used to, but we further incorporate a simple Bible lesson from The Gospel Project for Kids along with singing and prayer, so they can start learning about God, the Hero of the Bible and all history, and the Son he sent to bring us to Himself.


Preschool (Ages 3-5)

The 3-5 year-olds meet downstairs in the main Harquail Theatre (stairs to the right of the stage) to play, sing, and hear a Bible lesson. The preschoolers are learning about how the whole Bible is a big story about Jesus using curriculum from The Gospel Project for Kids.


Children's Church Classes


Younger Elementary  

(School years 1-3, American grades K-2)


Children's Church provides a caring, safe environment for children to get know Jesus Christ. They meet in the Little Harquail (the smaller building behind the main theatre) when the service starts till 11:00, when the volunteers escort the children to join their parent(s) for family worship. Our elementary children are currently learning about how the whole Bible is a big story about Jesus using curriculum from The Gospel Project for Kids. Please drop your child off anytime from 9:45 onward.


Older Elementary  

(School years 4-7, American grades 3-6)

The older elementary children meet on the porch at the entrance to the Little Harquail (the smaller building behind the main theatre) when the service starts till 11:00, when our volunteers escort the children to join their parent(s) for family worship. Our elementary children are currently learning about how the whole Bible is a big story about Jesus using curriculum from The Gospel Project for Kids. Please drop your child off anytime from 9:45 onward.


Please contact our Associate Pastor, Brett Wendle, at brett@sunrise.ky for more information or if you're interested in volunteering to serve once a month in one of these ministries.