Children’s Ministries

The Church of Epiphany-Tempe is dedicated to providing an environment that allows every child to know that they are special to God and valued in the Body of Christ.  We offer a variety of programs to fit your family’s needs.

CHURCH SCHOOL:
The church school experience offers the perfect blend of both lectionary based lessons, along with crafts and fellowship.  This is accomplished seamlessly by our experienced staff, along with drawing from the highly-effective Weaving Gods Promises curriculum.

The “Mission” of Weaving God’s Promises:

  • To teach children and youth how God’s promises of salvation are woven into our lives.
  • To teach children and youth the way of Christ, not only in the church but also in the world as Christ’s ambassadors.
  • To give children and youth a solid grounding for future youth and high-school formation programs, which prepares them for Christian adulthood.
  • To foster the spiritual formation and growth of our children and youth in Christ’s love and mercy and to teach the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation.

CHILDREN’S CHAPEL:
While parents are attending the first portion of church service, their little ones will enjoy storytelling, wondering, crafts and play time, drawing from the Godly Play method, a hands-on, Montessori style, learning and playing and sensory experience. Children will rejoin their families in the sanctuary during the offering of Peace.

Godly Play is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance through wondering and play. With over 40+ years of research and practice, Godly Play values process, openness, discovery, community and relationships. Godly Play models the worship life, stories, symbols and rituals of Christian congregations, allowing the teacher to make relevant and personal theological meaning.