At Church of the Open Door we believe that children are an important part of our church. It is our role to train and equip them for the future.
Some of the ministries we have for children are:
- Graded Sunday School Classes - From 9:45 to 10:30 each Sunday, our children attend graded classes to learn God's Word from dedicated and loving teachers.
- Sunday Morning Junior Churches - We have two Junior Church time periods for children in first grade through sixth grade. Each program has Godly music, Bible preaching, puppets, review games and lots of excitement. Bible teaching on their level.
- Master Clubs - Master Clubs is a program for three year olds up through the sixth grade. We teach the Bible, explain how to apply the Bible to their life, then review the Bible with them through badge projects, Bible Quizzing, devotional diaries, Regional competitions, etc. It meets each Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm.
- Graded Choirs - There are two children's choirs available - Primary and Intermediate. The children learn about music and singing from gifted and talented musicians. They also have opportunities to serve the Lord by singing at church functions.
- Activities - Fun things for kids to do with other kids. After all, kids will be kids. Some of these are camp outs, the Caper Paper Catastromaker, Trichotillomanian Conundrum, Fun Fight at the OD Corral, hikes, outings, and too much more to tell you about. You'll have to come and see for yourself.
- Summer Camp - Our Summer time Junior Camp is called "The Summer Stomp!" and is usually held the last full week of June. It is filled with two Bible programs each day, puppets, daily magic show, swimming, sports, go-kart rides, Indian village and games galore! The best camp week a kid could have.
- Firecracker & Dynamite Club - A summer time program that is held on Wednesday nights from 7-9 pm. Bible lessons, games and refreshments comprise this teaching experience for children five years old to the sixth grade.
- Neighborhood Bible Time (NBT) - This is our action-packed Vacation Bible School. With an enrollment of 800, it is full of Bible teaching, patriotism, rewards and excitement that keeps them coming back for more.
Dr. Dennis Atkinson
Bus and Children's Ministry Pastor
(410) 876-3838, ext. 361