Children, Youth & Family Ministries

Children, Youth & Family Ministries

We adore family ministry at WHLC! Ever since our church’s beginning, we’ve had a strong commitment to nourishing kids in their walk with Jesus! From weekly Faith Formation where students connect Scripture to their lives, to our massive summer VBS program, to our monthly fun-filled Junior High Nights, there is no shortage of fun, community & faith for kids & families. We’d love to have you join us as we grow in our faith together!

Children’s Ministries

Faith Formation: Taking the place of a traditional Sunday School, Faith Formation acts as the primary class, teaching and learning times for students in pre-k through 3rd grade! Students gather on the 3rd floor classrooms on Wednesdays from 6:00-6:30pm for to grow in their faith and share in community with students their age. The curriculum revolves around the yearly lectionary & ties into the pastor’s sermons from each week, connecting the ministries of all ages at WHLC!

Faith Talk: A subset of Faith Formation, primarily for 4th-6th graders, Faith Talk acts as the bridge between Faith Formation and Confirmation. Between 6:00-6:30pm on Wednesdays, students meet in the youth room to explore faith through a variety of different methods. Faith Talk begins to prep students for some of the bigger ideas they’ll approach in Confirmation.

After Hours: Our “Ministry of Fun” acts as an supplemental ministry on Wednesday nights, giving kids stuff to do between the various activities that occur during the evening. We meet in room 114 “The Lodge” to hang out and play games. The lodge is stocked with board games, video games, a tv and a pingpong table, as we are constantly adding to it. After Hours is open for anyone to come in between 6:30-7:30pm!

Liftoff: The first Friday of each month (unless otherwise stated) from 6:00-7:30pm we invite students in Pre-K thru 3rd Grade, and their families, to join us for Liftoff! Liftoff is a night of games & community for the younger students, and always includes a meal provided by the church. Parents are welcome to hang around and chat with each other as the students play games, or can drop them off & pick them up when we finish up! Regardless, we always have several adult volunteers around to help throughout the evening, and we always have enough food for everyone. All are welcome!

Youth Ministries

Confirmation: Begins at WHLC when students enter 7th grade and concludes the beginning of their 9th grade year. Lead by both our pastors, students meet every Wednesday from 6:00-7:00pm, following our community meal. Confirmation acs the next steps in the student’s journey, as they prepare to affirm their baptism. If you would like more information on Confirmation or are curious about getting your child involved, please contact Pastor Chris or Pastor Robin!

Junior High Night: Our Junior High Nights (JHN) are monthly evenings of fellowship and fun for students in 6-9th grade. Students gather for games, dinner, and tons of fun! Students are welcomed to invite friends as we have some fun inside the church building. Each JHN has a theme, and (unless stated otherwise) take place on the 3rd Friday of every month from 6:00-8:00pm.

C.H.A.O.S.: Our high school youth group, CHAOS (Christians Hanging Around on Sundays), meets Sunday evenings during the school year from 6:00-8:00pm. Every meeting starts out with a group meal, followed by a time of discussion & Scripture; we close every night with a big group game! Topics for CHAOS rotate throughout the year, usually on a monthly or church-season basis.

Children’s Music Ministries

Joyful Noise: Our vocal ensemble for children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

Grace Notes: Our vocal ensemble for children in 5th Grade through 9th Grade.

Cherub Chimes: Our handbell group for children ages three through 3rd Grade.