CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

WELCOME TO CHILDREN’S MINISTRY AT THE WELL

Through the help of parents, teachers, mentors, and peers, we aim to teach our children how to make friends, be kind to others, and learn to follow Jesus – the same mission of The Well, but in more kid-friendly terms. Just like small-group life is vital to a healthy grownup church, it’s also a very important component to how encourage our kids to be part of the body of Christ. This small-group life approach focuses less on programs and events, and more on providing opportunities for more intimate and ongoing relationship building.

SABBATH SCHOOL CLASSES

Sabbath mornings are a very special small group time for our kids, their parents, teachers, and mentors.
Classes begin at 10:00 and are broken into the following age ranges.

 

SEEDLINGS (0–3 YRS)

Experiencing Bible stories focused on Jesus’ love for me, my love for Him, and my love for others through songs and dynamic hands-on actions.

 

TEACHERS

  • Lucky Ramsey, leader
  • Taylor Bajic
  • Brandon Burks

SPROUTS (4–6 YRS)

Pointing to Jesus by bringing the Old Testament narrative to life through engaging activities, chronological story-telling, and correlated crafts.

 

TEACHERS

  • Kelly Davis, leader
  • Ashley Burkett
  • Kayla McAuliffe
  • Mary Jane & Kyra Thomas

SAPLINGS (7-10 YRS)

Bringing the New Testament narrative to life through engaging activities, chronological story-telling, and correlated projects and crafts.

 

TEACHERS

  • Alissa Greenwald
  • Emily Forsey & Dawn Taylor
  • Baley Whary
  • Renie Pemberton

SNAPDRAGONS (10–14 YRS)

Making the stories of the Bible meaningful to present-day life through thought-provoking activities and discussions centered around “What did you learn?” “How does it relate to you?” and “What are you going to do about it?”

*This class is not currently meeting due to staffing.

 

TEACHERS

  • Mindy Trott
  • Rochelle Wilson
  • Darlene Mew
  • We are currently looking for additional teachers. Contact Ashley if you are interested!

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • In-Person SS Classes Begin May 1, 10–11am We will be meeting on Sabbath mornings at The Bethlehem Center for both Sabbath school and worship. Join the age appropriate group on Church Center to receive weekly lessons and stay in the loop on other upcoming events.
  • Volunteer/Immersion Opportunity @ The Bethlehem Center, June/July If you have the flexibility to volunteer during a weekday and would like to have your kids join a summer camp class at The Bethlehem Center for an hour or two a week, contact Ashley Burkett for more info.
  • Join The Garden at The Well on Facebook for weekly Sabbath School links and other updates!

VOLUNTEER

Serving others not only fills a tangible need, but also, in giving of ourselves we are opening a door to the power of the Holy Spirit, transforming our intrinsically selfish hearts into beacons of love for others and for God. We encourage our families to partner with organizations and serve people in ways and in areas that make sense to them. Highlighted below are a few of our partners, on the Southside, that we intentionally look to connect with on a regular basis.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

  • Help tutor, read to students, each lunch with a student
  • Donate items to their library “makerspace”
  • Donate gift cards to teachers
  • Our contact is Tammy Sitton –SITTON_T@hcde.org , (423) 825-7337

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

  • Assist during their daily afterschool program as a reader, games leader, food server, etc.
  • Contact Gloria Dubose at (423) 266-1384 ext 3

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

  • Have a monthly “personal presence” in the park (via picnic, playdates, etc.)
  • Join one of our upcoming events in the park

CONTACT US

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Children’s Ministry Leadership Team is composed of a small group of people who have chosen to invest their time and energy into visioning, planning, and implementing in order to advance in the mission. They are passionate about making Jesus and His way of life tangible to the children and families of The Well and to the Southside of Chattanooga. Bring us your questions, concerns, or suggestions!

  • Ashley Burkett, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
  • Taylor Bajic, Family Connections
  • Linda Jimenez-Astacio, Outreach
  • Kelly Fogg, Special Needs Advisor
  • Mary Jane Thomas, General Council
  • Lucky Ramsey, Seedlings Leader
  • Kelly Davis, Sprouts Leader

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