English Sunday School
11:45 A.M. – 12:45 P.M. (FOLLOWING THE MAIN WORSHIP SERVICE)
Children’s Church, during the Pastor’s sermon time, is a worship time for our children ages pre-K to 2nd grade. It consists of singing and instruction with an interactive DVD — a complete learning system with animated stories from the Bible. This series is equipped with activities for the various age levels, which are interwoven with the Kinder Sunday school class.
Coordinator: Corina Baerg
Babies Nursery (Birth thru 18 Months)
Nursery is provided for all Sunday services.
The goal of the nursery is to provide an opportunity for new mothers to attend Worship while having their babies nearby in a safe and loving atmosphere.
Coordinator: Kendra Steele
Toddler Nursery (19 Months thru 3 years)
Nursery is provided for all services.
The goal of the nursery is to create a safe and loving atmosphere where babies and toddlers up to age four feel secure and happy to be at church. Caring for their physical needs, singing Bible songs, reading books, supervising playtime, and guiding them in obedience and kindness are all beginning steps to creating a desire to attend church and learn about God through Bible teaching.
Coordinator: Libby White
PreK – Kinder
This age level is learning, many for the first time, how to receive instruction in a classroom setting. Through a structured time of prayer, simple instruction and activities, the Children’s Church Bible stories are reinforced, preparing them for the next level of instruction.
Teacher: Karina Villanueva
Grades 1st – 2nd
“Little Folk Visuals” curriculum gives these young learners an interactive Bible study with 600 felt figures and objects to illustrate Old and New Testament passages. Through these lessons, the students grow in their understanding of Christ’s role as our Savior and God’s standard for choices in their lives. Students also start learning the books of the Bible in order and reading scripture themselves.
Teacher: Oralia Herrera
During the three year period in this class, the students read and study Genesis through 2nd Chronicles to learn the characters, their sinfulness, their need for God, as well as God’s forgiveness and provision. Students continue to learn the books of the Bible in order and to locate scripture references.
Teacher: Ana Villanueva
Grades 6th –8th
During the three year period in this class, the students read and study Ezra through Malachi emphasizing what the scriptures reveal about God and humanity and how it relates to everyday life. Also, the students learn a more effective way to study the Bible.
Teacher: Pete Villanueva
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6:30-8:00 PM
Warrior Clubs focus on enabling our children to enter into a personal relationship with Christ and to know His Word; to form healthy relationships with peers, adults, and family members as well as Christ; and to grow as whole persons by providing activities that develop a variety of age appropriate skills and abilities. Each evening consists of hands-on Bible study with life applications, Bible memory verses, plus fun learning games and activities.
Coordinator: Ana Villanueva
Infantry (Pre-K – Kinder): Darlene Garza
Artillery (1st -2nd Grades): Monica Villanueva
Cavalry (3rd-5th Grades): Eddie Silva
Jr High (6th-8th Grades): Pete Villanueva
From Pastor Ruben
When fellow soldiers have been in battle together they develop deep friendships and appreciation for each other. They might have gone through some rough times between themselves but when it is all said and done, they will protect and love each other for the rest of their lives. Well, when fellow believers work together for the Kingdom of God, deep and lasting friendships also develop, along with an appreciation that is most encouraging when spiritual battles rage. Of course, a tricky part is that spiritual battles sometimes are not felt very strongly but raging they are! As the pastor I not only feel the bullets and rockets but also the great encouragement as I work along those serving here at Living Word. And this day, we are particularly focusing on those who are serving our members the Word of God in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! I am so grateful for those who are and have served faithfully. May our Lord enrich your knowledge of Himself since to know Him is eternal life! (John 17:3).
Of even greater encouragement is the truth that our Lord God has revealed to us what is most important in His Word. Without the Lord’s self-disclosure, revelation of Himself, we would be left to our limited and fallen minds and emotions. We would vainly try and try and try to figure out life without any hope! But praise be to His gracious name that He has given to us the abiding, crucial, and living word of God that is, “…active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12). And through this very word also, we are shown that God is love (1 John 4:8-10), and that He is coming back for us so that we can live with Him forever! (John 14:1-3). All this revelation from our Loving Lord, from the earliest times, has been meant to be communicated to future generations, (Deuteronomy 6:5-7). So to teach the Bible is a great responsibility and privilege that we take very seriously here at Living Word. We praise our Lord for giving us everything we need for “…life and godliness,” (2Peter 1:3).