This Year's Theme: “UP, IN, OUT”
In their Sunday school classes, Junior Church, P.O.S.T. and special programs, the children of IPC will learn core values of Christian discipleship as they grow in their relationship with God (UP), strengthen their unity with other Christians (IN), and practice being the light of Christ in their communities (OUT).
Our children’s ministry team is excited about sharing God’s word with the children! We are blessed to be able to offer the following programs for children from birth through pre-teen years:
We use Gospel Light, a comprehensive, Jesus-centered curriculum that teaches children about God and his love for them. Children learn through Bible lessons and age-appropriate activities, such as games and crafts. Our Sunday school runs simultaneous to the Zurich school calendar with classes for children from birth through pre-teen years being held weekly. Children are assigned to a Sunday school class according to their school year, or anticipated kindergarten entry date, according to the Zurich school system. In addition to normal Sunday school classes, we have some special teams and programs that serve different age groups at different times.
Evening Service Children’s Program
While families are always encouraged to come to our weekly Sunday evening service, children ages 2–6 are invited to attend a children’s program at 18:00, on the first Sunday of every month, where they can play, sing, and hear a lesson about Jesus. We plan to start offering this program more regularly, so check back or contact the Children's Ministry Administrator for more details.
Our Sunday morning nursery is staffed with loving volunteers who are ready to care for babies and toddlers during the morning worship service year round.
A team of safety officers monitors the grounds and makes sure that everyone is where they need to be so that children stay safe as they learn and grow in Christ.
P.O.S.T. (Praying, Offering, & Singing Together) is a special time of worship through song, offering, and prayer for children ages 4–6. P.O.S.T. meets at 11:30 every Sunday except on holidays and the first Sunday of each month, when children ages 4 and up attend the first part of the morning worship service.
Junior church services are held during the morning worship service 4–5 times each school year for children in our Luke–Paul classes. This is a special time for kids to praise God, hear a special lesson that has been written for them, and learn and grow together in Christ through age-appropriate crafts, games, and other learning activities. Please see our church calendar for junior church dates!
Special Programs (holidays)
While our Sunday school observes school holidays according to the Zurich Canton school calendar, a special program for children ages 2–5 is offered during all school holidays, including Easter, summer, fall and Christmas, during the Sunday morning worship service.
Questions? Please contact the Children's Ministry Administrator for more information.