We believe the best way to prepare kids for their future is to help them fall in love with Jesus at an early age and provide positive environments with impactful adult leaders who encourage such a love for God into their lives. Our environments are created so that kids are safe and secure.
Every Sunday and Wednesday, you will find our qualified team, volunteers and kids in our children’s area having fun and learning about a God who loves them unconditionally!
Our Children’s Ministries listed below, except for the Awana, are offered during the Sunday School and Worship service (10am-12pm).
Check out the various ministries offered below that range from infants to 4th grade!
Having a good nursery is one of the most important things to parents when looking for a church. At Ocean State, we know how important children are and aim to provide the highest quality care possible. We are proud to have three different nurseries for specific age groups. The first nursery is for newborns up to one year where infants are separated from other toddlers that are on the move. They are safe in a fully staffed room where they can enjoy tummy time and toys especially for their age group or take a nap in a secure crib. The second nursery is for children over a year who are crawling and walking around. The nursery workers read books, help with potty training and offer the toddlers many toys that help with their development. The third nursery is for 2.5-3.5 year olds. This nursery is for toddlers who are potty-trained and is used as a transition to move into classrooms that are more structured. The children sing songs, have play time and also begin having Bible lessons meant specifically for their age.
When you drop your child off, you will be given a number in case your child needs you. In the auditorium, there are digital displays that will show your number if the nursery workers need you to come care for your child.
You can be assured that dropping your child off in our nursery will be a good experience for both you and your child!
Nursery is available during the Sunday morning and evening services, as well as during Wednesday evening LifeGroups.
SUNDAY SCHOOL – 10:00 AM
Sunday School has always been a fundamental part of the ministry of OSBC. Specialized, age appropriate curriculum is carefully and prayerfully selected as we strive to teach and mold lives from the nursery to our five adult classes.
Graduation from Nursery to Children’s Church is a big deal! It’s time for some structured learning and play as preschoolers and kindergartners begin to understand why church fellowship is so important and how valuable they are to the church family. Children sing, color, listen to Bible stories and learn to relate to each other in a loving Christian environment.
JUNIOR CHURCH – 11:00 AM
Did you know that church can be outrageously fun? If you didn’t, you need to peek in on our Junior Church program which takes place during the 11 a.m. worship service. With an interactive approach to learning, kids are encouraged to “become” part of the Bible story.
With lots of singing, lots of laughter, and lots of learning, our first through fourth graders are charged up with God’s Word. This becomes a great transitory stage for our children as they begin learning what worship is and are prepared to join “big church”.
Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed is the foundation for the AWANA program! AWANA is a great Wednesday night kid’s program that teaches kids the Bible and how to read and study God’s Word on their own. With a little friendly competition involved, kids are excited to memorize verses, bring friends and work on earning badges for their shirts/vests. AWANA is designed to help your children grow in the Word while also challenging them to live it out in real life. AWANA runs on Wednesdays from 7-8pm.