Nursery

Welcome to Calvary Church’s Nursery Ministry, the Garden of Grace, where we lay the foundation for our youngest learners to pursue life in Christ. Your child will be loved and cared for by our dedicated, well-trained team who delight in partnering with you.

Our team takes advantage of every moment they have with your child to teach simple Bible truths and model God’s love. From the infant rooms where the children are prayed for to the toddler rooms where the children are actively learning Bible truths, the Nursery is alive with age-appropriate activities designed to introduce your child to God.

We know that no one will have the impact on your child’s spiritual development that you will. So, we are constantly looking for ways to partner with you. Check out the curriculum page to find out about the tools we have developed for you to use in the everyday moments of your life to help you point your child toward Jesus.

Please let us know how we can serve you and your child; it is our pleasure!

Curriculum

It is a common misconception that children are brought to the Nursery just so that the rest of the congregation can receive Bible teaching without the interruption of a baby’s cry. We are not babysitters. Sure we change your child’s diaper, comfort his pain, feed him, and play with him while you go elsewhere to receive Bible teaching, but more than that your child is receiving intentional teaching about our God every time he enters the Nursery gates. And why not? As your child’s brain develops new pathways to learning, we should be linking that learning to God and His truth.

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Activities for 1-3 Year Olds

God is Big
Read together from your child’s bible the story of Adam and Eve sinning by eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3). Adam and Eve tried to be like God, all knowing and powerful, but only God knows everything and is all powerful. Thank God that He is in charge and knows everything that is going on.

Identify
Help your child identify, by name, fruits and vegetables that you eat or that you purchase at the grocery store. Identify green fruits/vegetables, red fruits/vegetables, etc. Thank God for fruits and vegetables that he made.

Go apple picking or pumpkin picking and show your child how God made the plants that grow our food.

Matching big and small items
Find some toys at home that you have a big and a small size of the same item. (example: a big car and a small car). Have your child identify which item is big and which item is small. Explain to your child that God is big and he knows everything and that we are small.

Application
Remind children to tell the truth. Adam and Eve did not tell the truth; this is sinning, and sinning makes God sad. God will forgive you when you ask Him, but you are not to keep committing the same sin over and over again. God loves each of us and wants what is best for each of us.

Memorize together: Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD
         (palms up to the sky}
is a strong tower;
         (hold two arms upright to make a tower)
the righteous man runs into it
         (“run” two fingers across the other hand)
and is safe.
         (clasp arms across the middle and rock as if holding a child safe)

The Holy Bible : English Standard Version. (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2001)

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact our Nursery Director, Anna Filgrove, at