Friedens' Ministry to Children & Teens

At Friedens, we take seriously Jesus' call to "let the little children come to me."  And as children grow into adolescence, we are dedicated to helping them "own" their faith so they will grow into men and women who follow Jesus throughout their lives.  


As part of Friedens' "Discipleship Pathway," we have identified specific age-appropriate topics and goals for the spiritual development of children and teens, which are built into the structures of our ministries. In addition to ministries specifically geared for children and teens, we seek to equip parents to intentionally disciple their children.

Due to building renovations some class locations have changed. 

Some of our classes and activities will be meeting at nearby facilities and homes. Our staff and volunteers will be happy to assist anyone in finding locations. Thank you for your patience during construction, and we anticipate the completion of our building project in January of 2020!

  • iGnite Children's Ministry


    Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30pm

    For children in 4K-4th grade

    At Friedens Church throughout construction!


    iGnite highlights Scripture memory and includes a wide variety of activities and fun.  What does a typical night look like at iGnite? 

    • Children participate in an opening that includes fun music for singing and dancing.
    • Children are then divided into age-based groups, or “crews”.  Each crew and their leaders will go to three stations during the night: Lesson Time, Games, and Crew Time.  
    • At Lesson Time, children learn a new Bible memory verse through fun and interactive teaching. 
    • At the Games station, children participate in age-appropriate games and activities that get them up and moving! They’ll learn to work together and take turns!
    • At Crew Time, students enjoy a healthy snack, chat with their friends and crew leaders, and pray. We focus on teaching children how to pray and encourage them to pray together. 
    • Themes: Every Wednesday night has a different theme your children can participate in.  Theme nights are completely optional!  
    • Store Nights: Approximately once a month, we open up the "iGnite Store" for children to spend the tokens they receive during iGnite. On these nights, your child will probably come home with a prize(s).

    If you've never been to iGnite before, you can simply show up (registration starts at 6:10pm), and there are computers you can use to register your children!


  • Sunday School


    Children & Students

    Sundays from 9:25-10:15am


    • There are Sunday-School classes for the following age groups: age 2-3K; 4K-5K; 1st-3rd grade; 4th-6th grade; 7th-8th grade; and 9th-12th grade.
    • 4K-8th grade all study a curriculum called "Gospel Story," which walks through the entire Bible in a multi-year cycle; each class using the "Gospel Story" curriculum studies the same Bible stories at appropriate age/learning levels.  Classes also include age-appropriate games, crafts, and activities.
    • The 9th-12th grade class studies a curriculum called "God's Unfolding Kingdom," which provides an in-depth look at the storylines and books of the Old Testament in order to increase students' "biblical literacy" and their passion & confidence in Scripture.
    • Our staff and volunteers will be happy to assist you in finding classrooms!


Additional Discipleship Opportunities for Children

  • Vacation Bible School

    Each June, Friedens hosts VBS for ages 4-4th grade, with over 120 children in attendance.

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  • Free Bibles

    We are so passionate about helping people internalize God's truth that we give a copy of "The Gospel Story Bible" to every 1st grader and an ESV Student Study Bible to every 4th grader!

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