“from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”   2 Timothy 3:15

“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”   1 Corinthians 3:11

At Calvary Chapel Turku our desire is to lay a true foundation in the heart of every child that comes on Sunday morning. We believe one of the best ways to reach the young generation is to plant a strong foundation of God’s Word and a habit of prayer. Our aim is prepare the child for a lifetime of following Jesus Christ, which will best happen in a loving and inspiring atmosphere.

How this foundation is built varies in the different age groups:

SUNDAY SCHOOL (ages 6-12). Is about creating a trustworthy environment for older children to come and learn about God in His own Revelation. The curriculum takes a passage from the Word of God that will help form the image of Him in their hearts and minds. The teaching is combined with various tasks and group activities that will challenge and inspire the child while encouraging social skills. We desire to provide an atmosphere where questions can be freely asked and answered by motivated teachers who are ready to pray and love the child.

SMALL KIDS’ GROUP (ages 2-5). As with the older group, we desire to encourage the young children to pray to Jesus. Every Sunday morning the child begins by sitting on a prayer dot (a round mat) as we pray in a group. Among various activities, a short Bible text is shared, often through stories and pictures. Singing is also a great way to keep the kids attentive while helping them remember important Biblical truths.

When arriving at Calvary, you will be assisted by someone in the Children’s Ministry Team. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about our ministry. We endeavor to provide an atmosphere for both you and your child to grow closer to the Lord.