Faith Formation for Children

Faith Formation for Children

The goal of the children’s ministry at Second Presbyterian is to nurture spirit and faith as children progress through various developmental stages of faith formation. Through Bible stories, Scripture and multi-sensory activities, children learn about God’s love and grace.

Program Year

Sunday School is offered September – May from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
*Click HERE to view our 2019-2020 Christian Education Booklet with details about education opportunities for all ages!

Classes offered for Children
  • Nursery (infant, toddler, 2 and 3-year-olds) – The Nursery is available for infants and toddlers during both morning worship services and Sunday School. During the Sunday School hour, teachers lead children through a special age-appropriate class.
  • Preschool (4-year-old) – Children will enjoy learning about God’s Word through many learning styles. Age-appropriate lessons feature play, art, music and storytelling.
  • The River (K – 3rd Grade) – Kindergarten through third graders enjoy this workshop rotation model for Sunday School, in which they explore a single Bible story for four weeks, visiting different workshops (music & arts, cooking, storytelling/games/drama, and science) in order to experience the same story from different perspectives.
  • Faith in Action (4th & 5th Grade) – Children gather to learn about God’s Word for their lives. Once a month, they put God’s Word into action as they join together in mission as the 4th and 5th Grade Faith in Action Mission Club! The class walks through key Old Testament and New Testament Bible stories.

During Worship

  • Children, Worship, & Wonder “CWW” (PK – 1st graders) – During the 11:00 a.m. worship service, children in this age range enjoy a special time of worship and wonder. They learn the stories of our faith and worship God in a setting and style geared toward their needs and stages of development. This special worship experience also includes singing, response time and “the feast.” CWW strives to nurture children’s innate sense of wonder as they develop a sense of awe and reverence for worship.
  • Nursery (infant, toddler, 2 and 3-year-olds) – The Nursery is available for infants and toddlers during both morning worship services.

Special Opportunities for Children

  • Children’s Choir – Children’s Choir is offered from September – May on Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:15 p.m. Children are invited to gather for dinner in the Fellowship Hall and then join in one of our three children’s choirs:
    • Preschool / Kindergarten Choir (ages 4 – Kindergarten)
    • 1st and 2nd Grade Choir
    • 3rd through 5th Grade Choir
  • Kids’ Fellowship – Children ages 4 – 5th Grade are invited to The Intersection on the second Saturday of the month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for an evening fellowship activity. Events include movies, game night, and other fun activities. Kids’ Fellowship begins September 21, 2019.
    • 2019-2020 Dates:
      • Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 14, April 18 (one week later due to Easter weekend), May 9.


  • Vacation Bible School (ages 4K* – 5th grade)
    • 2019
      • “Joseph’s Journey: From Prison to Palace”
      • July 22-25, 2019; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      • We had a BLAST at this year’s morning VBS! We are so grateful for all of the volunteers, parents, and children who made Vacation Bible School such a wonderful week!
      • Mission Project: In honor of Joseph’s coat of many colors, we collected 175 new and gently used coats for Roanoke City Public Schools. In 2018, we collected money to provide “The Shoe That Grows” to preschool and kindergarten aged children at a school in Nairobi. We stayed in touch with our friends at the school, and collected enough funds to provide 91 new coats for the young children during their cold and rainy season.
    • 2020
      • July 20-23, 2020; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      • Stay tuned for more information on morning VBS, 2020.