CHILDREN'S EQUIPPING CENTER

CHILDREN'S EQUIPPING CENTER

“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” —Matthew  19:14

VISION:

We exist to provide a safe place for children to be TRAINED in Worship, Bible, and Prayer, while their parents are in the prayer room.

SUMMER SCHEDULE

WHAT WILL THIS TIME LOOK LIKE PRACTICALLY?

  • 10 - 11am PRAYER ROOM - Parents and Children will be in the prayer room. They will be led in fun worship, uplifting prayer, and powerful encounters with Jesus. 

  • 11 to 12 noon OUTSIDE - Children will go outside for supervised fun.

  • 11 to 12pm INSIDE -  Parents can stay inside the Prayer Room for a devotional.

WHERE ?

WHAT TIME DOES IT START AND END?

  • 10am to 12 noon (see below for full break down)

DAYS / DATES?

  • Monday and Wednesday

  • June 6th through July 27th ( below for full schedule)

WHO IS INVITED TO ATTEND?

  • 2-4 year olds - have two options 

    • They can stay in the prayer room with their parents from 10-11am and then go outside. 

    • They can attend the nursery from 10-11 and then go out to the playground after.

  • 5-12 year olds will attend the prayer room from 10 to 11am and then go outside. 

  • 13 and older are always welcome to attend, and we will serve them the best we can.

  • Parents - have three options:

    • Stay in the prayer room from 10 to 11am

    • Stay in the prayer room for a devotional from 11 to 12noon

    • Stay in the prayer room from 10 to 11, and then go outside with others from 11 to 12.

CAN MY CHILDREN BRING SNACK OR LUNCH?

  • Children can bring lunch OR snack and eat during the outside portion.

WHAT ABOUT CHILDCARE?

  • Depending on availability of volunteers the Triangle Prayer Room will have child care starting at 10am and ending at 12 noon. 

SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR CEC
Monday and Wednesday
June 6th through July 27th?

  • June 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29

  • July 1-15 off for July vacation break 

  • July 18, 20, 25, 27

  • August 1, 3 (depending on back to school schedule)

CAN I GET A MORE DETAILED SCHEDULE OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THIS TIME?

  • 9am to 10am - prayer room open with devotional or web stream (Parents and Children in the main prayer room. Children can sit with friends, provided they follow instructions)

  • 10am to 10:50am - Children’s Prayer and Worship with Mr. Ben and Mr. Jacob. (Children are encouraged to come up front)

  • Parents 11am to 12am - We will have a devotional in the prayer room (main sanctuary) for the parents that would like to stay in the presence of God. 

    • Monday (11 to 12pm) devotional will be Natalie, and whoever she desires to bring.

    • Tuesday (11 to 12pm) devotional will be Emma Kate, and whoever she desires to bring.

  • CHILDREN11:00 to 12noon play outside (soccer, basketball, and more fun; we will allow children to play later as their parents allow)

WHAT WILL MY CHILD NEED?

  • Bible (we will provide if need be)

  • Notebook (simple dollar store notebook will do. They are just writing down their thoughts. Younger children will write down pictures. One will be provide if need be.)

  • Lunch/Snack if needed.

SOUNDS LIKE A MASSIVE OPERATION.
WHAT IF I WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

  • We will need (8 volunteers per session) text Ben @ (571) 335-2717 if you want to volunteer as we have to clear you ahead of time. 

  • 9:30 to 10am - 1-2 greeter(s)

  • 9:55am to 11am - 5 worship helpers - they will help get the children to worship during the session. 

  • 9:55 to 11am - 2, or more, Worship Leaders (Jacob and Ben)

  • 11am to 12noon (Prayer Room) - Devotional Leader; inside the main sanctuary (1 per session) 

  • 11am to 12 noon (Outside) - 5 plus helpers

  • 1 to 2 for the children’s nursery (if needed)

  • 2 coordinating soccer

  • 1 at the playground 

  • 1 helping with bathroom

SOUNDS LIKE A MASSIVE OPERATION.
WHAT IF I WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

  • STAFF - Staff is expected, by not mandated, to serve with the children at any and all times. Why? So that we can provide a way for parents/community to get into the prayer room to experience the presence and power of God. 

  • VOLUNTEERS - Are able to help, provided that they pass a Background Check.

  • BACKGROUND CHECKS: $30 

WHAT ABOUT THE BATHROOM?

  • Parents - are asked to take their children to the bathroom before coming to the room.

  • Staff - should a child have to go to the bathroom during the child’s time in the room then they will:

    • First find the parent and ask them to take the child.

    • Second, if no parent can be located, the staff will escort the child to the bathroom (and help if necessary). (***unless otherwise instructed by the parent not to).

WHEN CAN A CHILD NOT ATTEND?

  • SICK - When a child is sick (have had a cold/fever/vomiting/cough, or a sibling/parent in house has, in the past 24 hours.)

  • CONFLICT - When they are not able to get along with others (This will be left up to the discretion of the Child Care Department Head. TPR will be as reasonable as possible, and has the goal of wanting to help the mother get into the prayer room. We will do everything we can to make this work, but understand that some children will be beyond the normal skill set of a volunteer child care worker. Therefore we will take these measures if a child is not able to get along with the care worker or other children in the room:

    •  They will warn the child. 

    • Share concerns with parents at pick up time. 

    • Then monitor the child the next time. 

    • After 3 times if the child is not able to cooperate we will ask the parent to take a 2 week break from the Children's Equipping Center.

QUESTIONS ? EMAIL
benjaminr.atkinson@gmail.com