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Family Ministry

What is family ministry?

We believe every child is created in the image of God and has a significant role to play in His story. 

Our Sunday morning experience for children teaches biblical principles that will be with them for life and we engage in appropriate worship as well as utilize small groups to create a fun, safe and loving environment.  Our goal is that Sunday at church will be one of the best experiences of

your child's week!


The safety of all children in Family Ministry is our number one priority. In addition to a secure check-in process, every Family Ministry team and staff member undergoes a background check and thorough orientation process prior to serving.


In Family Ministry we strive to partner, invest and encourage families to be their child's primary faith teacher. With that in mind, we offer distinct opportunities to help you and your child grow together by developing a growing relationship with Jesus.


We encourage Family Ministry members to serve the same service in the same classroom on a consistent basis. This helps to create an environment that will allow them to develop deeper relationships with children, families and fellow team members. 


Teaching children the love of Jesus in a safe and secure environment is our primary focus, but you can also expect to see and hear a lot of worship, games and laughing! It is a big win for us when children leave family ministry asking their parents when they can come back!


On your first visit, look for our Kids Check-in area where you'll be greeted by one of our friendly check-in leaders. You will receive a key fob specific to your family and can use that to check in at one of the self check-in stations. Your child will have a matching ID specific to your family  and visit.  After service, you will show your family ministry leader the key fob and they will match that with your child.  You can then safely take them home!


Learning through play


Age-appropriate teaching

Biblically-reinforced activities


1st - 5th grade

Engaging large groups



Bible teaching

Personal small group time




A place specifically designed for mothers with newborns

to enjoy a weekend service in a private environment

where they can feed, change, or care for their baby.


Through Family Ministry, our goal is that your child will develop a personal relationship with Jesus. 

We are excited when we hear a child is considering water baptism here at Sonrise! When they do, this is a good indication that they are ready and understand the significance of this spiritual milestone. As you are having conversations with your child, or gauging if they are ready to be water baptized, we will come along side you in this life-changing journey!

Save the date!  8.25.19 at 4:00 PM.



Dedicating your child is more than an event.

It's about the investment you make, being their primary faith teachers,

intentionally shaping the faith and character of your child.

Family Ministry Team

Caleb Stayton

Middle & High School Student Ministries

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Daphne Gottfried

Children's Ministry Director