Children

Children's Christian Education

In an attempt to assist our covenant families in raising their children in the grace of the gospel, we have developed a thoughtful and comprehensive approach towards providing your children with deep and enduring roots in the Christian faith. Our philosophy emphasizes close parent/church cooperation. As a result, our strategy for "making disciples" seeks to be primarily relational rather than programmatic.

Our curriculum represents both a deductive and inductive approach to education that is intended to give our children a lasting and full knowledge of the Christian faith. Our goal, then, is to help our children become faithful disciples of Christ, well prepared to live and defend the Gospel into the 21st century.

By the time a child leaves their home, they will have been trained in:

  • A comprehensive study of the Bible in all its various periods 
  • A systematic study and review of the essential teachings of the classic/evangelical Christian faith
  • A precious collection of classic hymns to assist in private and public worship
  • A practical and personal knowledge of Christ as experienced within the loving community of a Christ-centered church
  • Deductive Bible Study: Children meet for a short assembly time prior to Sunday School for review of the Westminster Shorter Catechisms and learning hymns often used in worship
  • Inductive Bible Study: Each Sunday School class studies the Scripture using lessons and curricula most suited to each age

 

CPC Booklets

Together in God's Presence

From Baptism to Lord's Supper

Child Discipleship at CPC

 

Further Reading

Here are papers and books about children in corporate worship or child discipleship:

Bible Story and Devotional

The Child's Story Bible by Catherine Vos

My First Message: A Devotional Bible for Kids

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Egermeier's Bible Story Book by Elsie Egermeier

Read-Aloud Bible Stories by Ella Lindvall

Bible Truths for Little Kids by Susan Hun

Parenting and Family Worship

Grace-Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel

Shepherding a Child's Heart by Ted Tripp

The Family Worship Book by Terry L. Johnson

Parenting in the Pew by Robbie Castleman

Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas

Wild Things by Stephen James and David Thomas

God's Design for Sex (series) by various authors including Stan and Brenna Jones