Our vision is simple. We seek to love God, love other people, and love God’s world. We see children as vital parts of the church today, not just the church of the future. We do ministry not just TO kids, but WITH kids. We invite adults to be mentors to these young Jesus followers.
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Love God. Love Other People. Love God’s World.
PURPOSE & VALUES
Quest Kids is a multi-ethnic, all abilities, and intergenerational ministry to and with children. We seek to journey together to be transformed by God’s Spirit as we follow Jesus and grow in discipleship. We are a diverse body; each created in God’s image and designed to worship God and be valued; to have a place and presence in the church community.
We believe that a child’s spiritual formation begins at home, and that it is the role of the church to assist parents/guardians in raising children to know and live for God. We are committed to each child’s spiritual growth throughout all aspects of our ministry. We provide a safe, nurturing environment with a structure of safety policies and volunteer accountability.
Through music, Scripture, prayer, fun and relationships, we hope to ignite a deep love for Christ in each child we serve. In teaching the message of God’s love, salvation through Christ, and the presence of the Holy Spirit, we help kids recognize their place in the big God Story. Quest Kids seek to love God, love other people, and pursue reconciliation in the world.
BIBLICAL FOUNDATION FOR QUEST KIDS MINISTRY
Parents (and church community) as Primary Influencers of Children’s Faith
– Deuteronomy 6:5-9, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road…”
God’s Love and Salvation
– 1 John 3:1, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God!”
– John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Baptism & Discipleship
– Matthew 28:19-20, “Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you and surely I will be with you always and to the very end of the age.”
– Acts 1:8, “For you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the world.”
Children as Valued Participants in Life of Church
– Luke 18:15-17, “People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” (Matthew 18:1-5, Mark 10:13-16)
– Psalm 8:2 (NLT), “You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.”
Reconciliation with God and One Another
– Galatians 3:26-28, “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Commitment to be a Multi-Ethnic Family Ministry
– 1 Peter 2:10 (NIV), “Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”
– Romans 12:5, “so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.
Caring for People of All Abilities
– 1 Cor 12:24b-27, “But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
Compassion, Mercy, and Justice
– Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
– 1 John 3:16, “This is how we know what love is, Jesus Christ laid down his life for us, we ought to lay down our lives for others.”
If you have specific questions about this ministry, contact our Pastor of Quest Kids & Family Ministry, Katey Hage.
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