At Church at Charlotte Kids, we want to partner with you as your child grows. There are a lot of activities and programs to get involved with, and sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees.
To help you understand how we support you, we wanted to tell you about major ministry milestones you can expect to encounter throughout your son or daughter’s experience at Church at Charlotte SouthPark.
Whether it’s your first or your sixth, your child’s birth is a really special event. Church at Charlotte SouthPark sees baby dedication as an opportunity for you to recognize that God created your child and your child belongs to Him. Baby dedication is also your chance to commit to raising your child in a way that’s pleasing to God and brings Him glory.
Our Baby Dedications are held every spring, summer, and fall during our Baby Dedication Family Service. For more information on baby dedications as well as the dates of our upcoming Baby Dedication Family Services, please click here.
First Grade Bible Presentation
How kids learn about God changes a lot when they move from our preschool ministry to our elementary ministry. Your child is beginning to read and can learn to study the Bible personally. So we want to show Church at Charlotte kids that God’s Word is a treasure.
Shortly after your child starts first grade, we will hold a ceremony to present excellent study Bibles to every student. We will also take time to share more about our elementary ministry, our mission and the programs available for your kids.
When your child chooses to follow Jesus, we want to celebrate with you!
A Faith Celebration service is held each fall and spring for children in first through fifth grade. The celebration gives your child a chance to publicly share his/her decision to trust Jesus and allows your family—and the church family—to celebrate together. Before you can participate in a Faith Celebration service, we ask that you and your child join us for a required class. We’ll talk about baptism, communion and how to guide your child now that he/she is walking with Christ.
Kids Camp is one of Church at Charlotte Kids’ annual highlights. For one weekend each May, kids in third, fourth and fifth grade get to go on an action-packed, fun-filled, messy retreat. During the two days they are gone, the kids will learn more about God and build relationships with the leaders and their peers. These valuable lessons come through talks by Family Life Pastor Tim Cox, small group activities and quiet times that can be immediately applied to their lives.
Church at Charlotte Kids has a 4th/5th Foundations class for four Sundays each semester. This class is geared for our 4th and 5th grade children to be given deeper instruction in the foundations of our faith.
Fifth Grade Family Picnic
Transitioning into adolescence can be a daunting thing—for you and for your child. When it’s time for your kids to leave our elementary ministry, we will do everything we can to help you both make the change as smooth as possible. Our Fifth Grade Family Picnic is a time of celebration and fellowship as fifth-graders prepare to move forward into Middle School and our Launch Ministry.
If you have any questions about the Family Life Road Map or how our ministries fit together to help you raise godly kids, please feel free to contact Rachel Nelson, our Children’s Ministry Director.