At Amelia, CHILDREN are a blessing, not a burden. Little Ones are a treasure to King Jesus and they are a treasure to us. We provide a safe and loving environment for children to learn about God and God's Word. The South Wing of the Main Building of our Campus is our Children's Wing and every square inch of this space has been newly remodeled, fitted and furnished with the goal of ministering to children in the most excellent manner possible. And our Children's Department leaders and workers are devoted to the Lord and devoted to serving the Lord by serving families and children.
The safety and security of the children and youth in our care is extremely important to us, so we have adopted a formal written policy designed to protect children and youth on our premises and in our care from incidents of misconduct or inappropriate behavior. Many of our workers and leaders are professional educators and have vast experience protecting children and youth. In sum, we carefully screen our ministry staff, church employees, and children and youth workers, and this screening includes a national criminal background check. We observe the "two adult rule," the "open door rule," and "safe restroom policies," and we have a "check-in/out policy" for children under third grade. And we do not administer corporal punishment to children or youth in our care.
On Sunday mornings (9:30-10:30) & Sunday evenings (6:00-7:00), we provide safe and loving childcare for infants and toddlers, and age appropriate Bible Lessons and activities for children ages 3 through 5th grade. Infants through 2nd grade children remain in the Children's Wing during the Morning Worship Service (10:45), and 3rd-5th graders join their parents during the Morning Worship Service.
"Compass Kids" (K-5th graders) meet on Wednesday evenings (6:30-7:30) at the church. This exciting children's ministry seeks to point children to Christ, His Word and His ways by engaging in fun Bible-centered activities like Bible Skills, Drills & Thrills and a cool musical component as well.
During the Summer Break, Amelia sponsors Kids Bible Clubs and Vacation Bible School (VBS) in Beaumont.
Each Fall and Spring, Amelia sponsors a Community Event for families with children on our campus. On the last Saturday of October we sponsor a Community Fall Festival and we sponsor a Community Easter Party and Egg Hunt on the Saturday before Easter.