Kids Ministry: Events & Classes

UPCOMING EVENTS


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1 Peter 3:15 – “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.”

The 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are invited to join us for our 456 Apologetics Forum on Saturday, August 26th from 9 AM to 12 noon. Our goal is to equip our kids to understand their faith and the Bible in order to be able to defend their faith with the same resources that the world uses to attack it. Sign-up your kids online or in the Kids Ministry Office for this no cost event to prepare them to defend their faith through the study of God’s Word.


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We will be offering Beginning Guitar Classes beginning September 10th for those interested in serving in Kids Worship. This class will take place every Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM in room 524, with the last day of class taking place on November 12th. Each student must provide his/her own guitar for the class. A payment of $45 and is due at the time of sign-up, this class fee is non-refundable. Don’t miss this opportunity, sign up today by clicking the icon!

Here are a few frequently asked questions, if you have further questions please come by the Kids Ministry Office.

Q: Will I receive a call?
A: No, show up on time the first day of class.

Q: Is this class just for kids?
A: No, adults who are interested in serving in Kids Worship are also encouraged to attend.

Q: My child is not 9 yet, can they still sign up?
A: No, they must be at least 9 years old. This class will be made available in the future.

Q: Do I need to bring a guitar or is one provided?
A: You will need to provide your own guitar.

Q: What if we do not have a guitar? Where should we purchase one?
A: Large stores often have better prices, but are sometimes less knowledgeable than a smaller, local store. You can also purchase online from stores like Musician’s Friend or Sweetwater. We do not recommend buying from Target, Wal-mart, Costco, etc.

Q: Which brands of guitars do you recommend?
A: Stay with name brands: Yamaha, Takamine, Ibanez, Ephiphone, Fender, or Mitchell. We recommend purchasing a new instrument rather than used. Used guitars many have defects.

Q: How much should I spend?
A: Buying an inexpensive guitar can hinder your child’s ability to learn and progress. It may not tune properly, it may be harder to play, and the child may even decide playing guitar is too hard and want to quit. A good price range is between $100-$150. We do not recommend purchasing a guitar for less than $80 or more than $250.

Q: What style of guitar should I purchase?
A: We do not recommend steel string or electric guitars. Nylon string guitars are easier to push down the strings, but sometimes the neck is wider. The guitar should fit the child. If they are teenagers, full size is recommended. If the child is between 9-11 years old, we recommend finding one that their arms can reach around.

Q: What if my child can already play several songs?
A: This is a beginner class with the goal of learning 5-6 songs and 10-12 chords. We are preparing the kids for serving in worship. That aspect might be helpful to them however, they may get bored and want to quit.

IMPORTANT: FOR YOUR CHILD TO SUCCEED: You will need a guitar that fits your child comfortably and is easy to push down the strings. For younger children, they may find nylon strings easier, but make sure it is a child’s size nylon string guitar and not a full-size guitar.


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Whether you’ve attended a Kids Ministry Conference before, or maybe you’re completely new to the idea, we invite you to join us for the 2017 Inland Empire Kids Ministry Conference on September 16th!

This single-day conference will consist of two general sessions (worship and teaching), workshop meetings, and a time of fellowship.

Our vision is to see you connect with fellow kids’ ministry servants, establish new methods of reaching kids wherever you serve within the ministry, and be replenished with the Word of God as you continue to connect with kids.

Get linked with some of the best minds in the ministry and be geared up with fresh ideas, cutting-edge tools, and new friends to encourage you in “connecting kids to Christ.”

Our theme this year is "Connecting Kids to Christ," taken from Matthew 18:1-5, "At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, 'Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?' Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.'"

Registration will open Sunday, July 2nd. The cost to attend the conference is $30 per person if registered BEFORE Sunday, September 3rd. If registered ON/AFTER Sunday, September 3rd the cost is $40 per person. A boxed lunch is included in the cost of each ticket.

If you are a Calvary Chapel Chino Valley Kids Ministry servant, please come to the office to register.

Click the icon for more information.


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Kids Ministry presents a Summer Movie Night! Join us on September 22nd from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the courtyard for a special movie night including a time of worship, a devotion, and CANDY! The cost to attend is $5 and includes the movie and all treats and sweets!


EVENT HIGHLIGHTS


Movie Night - March 2016


2016 Christmas


2016 Inland Empire Kids Ministry Conference