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 start at 10am 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

  • Kelly Fogg
  • Linda Jimenez-Astacio
  • Cassy Leonor
  • Tyson Palmiter
  • Lucky Ramsey

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
  • Xinia Arana & Carol Nascimento
  • Kristy Davis
  • Kristie Wilder

SAPLINGS (7-10 YRS)

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

 

TEACHERS

  • Shellie Dale & Christina Demenchuk
  • Renie Pemberton & Christie Johnson
  • Mary Jane Thomas & Mindy Martz
  • Baley Whary & Kayla McAuliffe

EARLITEENS (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?”

 

TEACHERS

  • Emu Aragon, leader, & Mindy Jamieson
  • Fernando Barrientos & Jackie Burciaga-Cruz
  • Lisa Diller & Lloyd Mabuto

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Trunk-or-Treat, October 31, 5:30–9pm A group of Wellies will be handing out waters, candy, and trinkets in the Jefferson Heights neighborhood. If you’d like to help out, send us a message!
  • Deep Well Communion, November 9, 5–7pm There will be no Sabbath school classes on Sabbath, November 9, but all are invite to join us for an evening meal and a communion service. Childcare will be available for ages 6 months to 6 years from 5:30 to 7pm for those who wish to utilize it.
  • Parents’ Day Out, November 10, 3–7pm Take advantage of free childcare and enjoy an afternoon to yourself! RSVP here!

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
  • Mary Jane Thomas, Outreach
  • Taylor Bajic, Family Connections
  • Cassy Leonor, Seedlings Representative
  • Kelly Fogg, Seedlings Representative
  • Kelly Davis, Sprouts Leader
  • Emu Aragon, Eariteens Leader

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