children'S ministires


Wayside Kids (infant to 5th grade) exists to come alongside parents to provide a biblically-based, Christ-centered environment to faithfully plant and water the promises of the gospel in the hearts of children, trusting the Lord to provide the growth and saving faith in their lives.


We believe that God has given parents the unique privilege and responsibility of bringing up their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Therefore, the church strives to coming alongside parents as they raise their children, by equipping them with resources, seminars, prayer, and support. To this end, we also encourage families to worship together both in the home and in Lord's Day corporate worship. For a good overview of children together in worship, click HERE to read John and Noel Piper's rationale.


    Sunday school classes for children are currently not meeting, but we hope to re-open soon!  Elementary-aged and preschool-aged children will meet for Sunday school at 10am downstairs in the left wing in the preschool rooms. These classes are simply aimed at supplementing and supporting the parents' discipleship of their children.

    We are using "The Gospel Project" curriculum (by Lifeway) with our kids. The Gospel Project® for Kids immerses kids and preschoolers in the gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately, the gospel message changes everything; heart transformation can only take place when a child experiences the gospel. Through The Gospel Project® for Kids, kids and preschoolers will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.  

    Following Sunday school, children ages four and older join their families for worship in the Sanctuary.

  • Infant Nursery  birth to 3

    Infant nursery is provided upstairs in the right wing during both morning worship services.  Our COVID Protocol can be found here.

Family Worship Guide

Week of 11/28/2021

Scripture Readings:  Proverbs 21–22; Colossians 4

Bible Memory: Romans 15:13

Children’s Catechism Q. 57–58

Westminster Shorter Catechism Q. 57–58

Hymn/Song of the Month: “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” Trinity Hymnal, #196

Week of 12/5/2021

Scripture Readings:  Proverbs 23–24; 1 Thessalonians 1

Bible Memory: Isaiah 53:5

Children’s Catechism Q. 59–60

Westminster Shorter Catechism Q. 59–60

Hymn/Song of the Month: “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” Trinity Hymnal, #196



Click to download: Wayside_Child_Protection_Policy.pdf These guidelines are designed to assist church workers in our Christian duty to do all things decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40) and to do all things to God’s glory (1 Corinthians 10:31). While the main function of these policies is to set forth procedures that the Session has adopted to facilitate the functioning of the church in a manner pleasing to the Lord, the same guidelines can be useful to all of our church family in helping to develop and maintain purity in the Christian’s life at home, at work, and at church.