CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

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MATT

WALLER

CHILDREN'S

MINISTER

GET TO KNOW MATT WALLER

Hello! My name is Matthew Waller

 

I am honored to serve IHBC

as your Children’s Ministry Director

I am so very thankful and excited for the opportunity

to serve alongside you and your families

 

Here is just a little bit about me

I have over five years of active experience

serving young people in various ministry settings.

 

I've served as a camp counselor, a children’s ministry volunteer,

a youth and children’s minister,

a youth director, and now, a children’s director

I have worked with a wide age range from babies

all the way up to college freshmen.

 

I am a two-time graduate of

Gardner-Webb University

where I obtained my Bachelor of Art Degree

in Youth Discipleship Studies and Communications

 

Most recently, I also obtained my

Master of Divinity Degree with a concentration

in Pastoral Studies

In my free time, I love to play disc golf, listen to music,

and spend time with my family

 

I am married to IHBC’s Youth Director, Holly,

and we have a Goldendoodle puppy

named Copper

I intend to help young people, and their families, develop their faith

individually and corporately as well as become

more effective in communicating that faith

I strive to help cultivate a safe,

reliable environment

where vulnerability is welcomed

for the purpose of having

life-changing experiences

with the Spirit of God

My ultimate desire is to

nurture spiritual growth

in the lives of young people by emphasizing

the fact that we are ALL

made in God’s image

to do good works

and to love each other as God loves us

Please know that I do not take this role lightly

I love what I do

Thank you for doing ministry with me

"LET THE CHILDREN COME TO ME. DON'T STOP THEM! FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BELONGS TO THOSE WHO ARE LIKE THESE CHILDREN" -- JESUS

Leading kids and families to love Jesus and experience new life

Classmates

SUNDAY MORNINGS

Kids Playing Tug of War

TEAM BUILDING

ACTIVITIES

Kids in Church

 

WORSHIP

SUNDAY SCHOOL

(9:00 - 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings)

We offer three Sunday School classes to children from birth to 5th grade (children’s wing)

 

Children birth to 2 years old (no older than 3) attend the nursery in our Stork Room

Children Kindergarten to 2nd grade attend Sunday School in our Ostrich Room

Children 3rd grade to 5th grade attend Sunday School in our Flamingo Room

 

Each classroom is facilitated by at least two vetted, adult volunteers

that provide the children with age-appropriate care and curriculum

 

WORSHIP SERVICE

(10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings)

We offer nursery for kids  birth to 2 years old in the Stork Room

Our nursery is facilitated by at least two vetted, adult volunteers

that provide  age-appropriate care and curriculum

 

For those who wish not to leave their babies in the nursery,

there is a private sound-proof cry room directly behind our Worship Center

 

Parents/guardians must remain with their children while in the cry room

 

We are a church that welcomes children to come just as they are

the same way we do for people of every age!

 

TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES

(6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings)

T.B.A. is a weekly opportunity for children from Kindergarten to 5th grade

to gather in our gymnasium and be spiritually formed

through recreation, fellowship, and biblical teaching

 

We will provide food.

T.B.A. is facilitated each week by our children’s director

and at least one other vetted, adult volunteer

who assists in providing the children

with age-appropriate care and curriculum

WE CARE 

To maintain the safe environment that we have worked so hard to establish,

each child will always need to be signed in and out by a parent/guardian

before being dropped off or picked up for any of these programs

We thank you in advance for doing ministry with us

and for allowing us to serve you and your families