All STARS Children’s Ministry
AllSTARS at Valley exists to share the love of Christ through a relevant, vibrant and fun approach to children from the nursery through fifth grade.
Our children's ministry is founded on two very important chapters in the Bible. Matthew chapter 22 and Matthew Chapter 28. In these two chapters we find the Great commandment and the Great Commission.
The Great Commandment says
"Teacher, which command in the law is the most important?" Jesus answered, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.´ This is the first and most important command.
And the second command is like the first: ´Love your neighbor as you love yourself.´ All the law and the writings of the prophets depend on these two commands. Matthew 22:36-40 (ICB). Out of these verses we see two very important purposes. Love the Lord your God, which is worship and Love your neighbor as yourself, which is service. Worship and service are important parts of our children's ministry.
The Great Commission says
So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything that I have told you. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of the world. Matthew 28:19-20 (ICB)
From these verses we see three very important purposes. The first is "go and make followers" which is evangelism. "Baptize them," which is fellowship and "teach them to obey," which is discipleship. Evangelism, Fellowship and discipleship are also important parts of our children's ministry.
Statement / Purpose:
1.Love the Lord your God (Worship)
2.Love your neighbor (Serve)
3.Go and make followers (SHARE Go/Bring)
4.Baptize them (Belong)
5.Teach them to obey (Grow)
Our Mission Statement based on The Great Commandment and The Great Commission:
Our Children's Ministry exists to bring children into age-appropriate WORSHIP where they can BELONG to the family of God, GROW in their relationship with Christ, learn to SERVE and then go SHARE Christ in the world!
Our All STARS name clearly defines the values of our Children's Ministry:
S - SAFETY AND SECURITY
Protecting children is our number one value!
T - TEAMWORK
Serving together lightens the load and strengthens the heart!
A - ACCOUNTABILITY
Helping others understand and reach their God-given potential!
R - RELATIONSHIPS
Building a foundation for ministry on authenticity and genuine love for others!
S - SIMPLICITY
Developing a process that is fun and easy for volunteers to teach and children to learn!