Children's Ministries

Children's Ministries exists to multiply committed followers of Jesus Christ by reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.  Proverbs 22:6 

We achieve our mission through partnering with parents in their God-given responsibility to raise their children in the ways of the Lord. We seek to teach children to know, value, and apply the Word of God, nurturing a Biblical worldview in children through prayer, teaching, and godly role models. We equip children to live out their faith in the world.  

Upcoming Events

Calendar

Sunday Morning

Classes

Preschool and Kindergarten (Ages 3-5)

Time: 10:00 AM, during the Contemporary Worship Service

On Sunday mornings, children who are ages 3 to kindergarten enjoy Bible stories, activities, and playtime to foster community and relationships while learning about following Jesus. These classes lay a Biblical foundation in the lives of our little ones through Bible stories from throughout the Old and New Testaments.

Elementary Classes (Grades 1-6)

Time: 10:00 AM, during the Contemporary Worship Service

If you have a child who is in grades 1-6, we would love to have them join our Sunday morning groups! Students have a time of large group worship and gathering before breaking out into classrooms by grade level. Our teachers use Bible stories, activities, Scripture memorization, and classroom discussion to dive deeper into the topic for each week. 

  • Grades 1-4: Children work chronologically through the Bible and see the gospel unfold from Genesis to Revelation.
  • Grades 5-6: Students study how the Bible applies to everyday issues as they solidify a biblical worldview.

About Our Classes

Check-In Procedures

On your child's first visit with us, we will ask you to fill out an informational card with your phone number, address, and any pertinent medical information or allergies your child might have. We value your privacy, and will not share this information with anyone. 

Visitors

If you are visiting eFree, your children are more than welcome in our Sunday programs! We just ask that you register them when they get to their class. If you know you'll be visiting and would like someone to walk you through your first time here just contact us and we can set that up for you!

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Special Needs

Children with special needs are warmly welcomed at Sheboygan eFree! If your child has a special need, please reach out to us so we can come up with an individualized plan on how we can best minister to your child.

Illness

Please, if your child shows any symptoms of illness, keep them home. We will look forward to seeing them when they are well! We are doing our part to provide a clean and healthy environment, though it is a team effort!

Some things parents can do to help:

  • If possible, have only one parent (preferably the same parent) drop off and pick up your child on Sunday mornings. This will help limit foot traffic and the number of people gathered at classroom entrances and exits before and after the service.

  • Please have your child wash their hands before and after they attend class.

Wednesday Evening

Awana

Awana is a place where lives are changed and children are reached with the transformative message of the gospel of Jesus Christ, each Wednesday night! 

It is a fun approach to making the Bible alive and relevant with caring trained leaders who invest time, love and wisdom into shaping children’s lives. While kids are having fun together each Wednesday night, they’re learning about Jesus and growing in their faith in Him, too. They learn Bible verses and spiritual truths. They encounter life lessons that feed their soul. They participate in games and activities that train their bodies.

Your child and his/her friends won’t want to miss out on this wonderful blend of Bible teaching, Scripture memorization, and tons of fun! Each night of club will be filled with irresistible excitement for kids, divided into three segments:

  • Age-appropriate games on the Awana game circle
  • Small group interaction and completion of Bible-based lessons
  • Bible teaching, worship, award presentations, and the Gospel message

Awana Registration for the 2022-23 school year is open!

Register for Awana

Dates, Times, and Theme Nights


  • Wednesday evenings from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • September 7, 2022 - May 10, 2023
  • Students can join anytime during the year.

2022-23 Theme Nights

About Awana


Cubbies | Preschool

Provides foundational teaching for preschoolers, ages 3 (by September 1 and potty-trained) and 4. Games, puppets, crafts, awards, and other activities create a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand-in-hand.

Sparks | 5K - Grade 2

Offers fun with God’s Word for grades 5K-2. The evenings are filled with fun games, music, teaching, and Bible memory.

Truth and Training (T&T) | Grades 3-6

Leads students in grades 3-6 through a deeper dive into the Bible. T&T engages kids by answering their questions about God and the Bible, while we study the meaning of God’s grace.

What does Awana mean?

Awana is an acronym that stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed and is based on 2 Timothy 2:15 - "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth".

What is the cost?

Costs per child are $18 each year for registration and $12 each year for a handbook. Uniforms are available at a separate cost but are not required.

Please note that we never want costs to keep a child from attending Awana. If you are unable to afford some or all of the Awana expenses, please email   for a scholarship.

Registration, Medical Release Form, and Payment

1. Register for Awana online here!

Awana 2022-23 Registration

After registering online, you will be asked to complete the medical release form and submit your payment.

2. Medical Release Form

This form can be emailed to Cora Mason, or you can bring it to the church office.

Medical Release Form

3. Submit Your Payment

Payment can be submitted online or you can bring cash or check to the church office. 

Pay Online

Parent & Child Dedication


"For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him".

1 Samuel 1:27

While we do not baptize infants, we do observe Parent-Child Dedications, which are designed to thank God for the blessing of children and ask God to bring the child to saving faith in Jesus Christ. 

The Parent-Child Dedication requires parents who have committed their way to the Lord and who are asking for wisdom, direction and grace in their parenting.  In a Parent-Child dedication, we also ask the church family to be actively and faithfully involved in helping the parents raise their children in the nurture and wisdom of God.

We typically hold Parent-Child dedications at least twice each year.  

Newsletter


Our Children's Ministries Newsletter features updates for each quarter of the year, including upcoming events, resources, and dates to keep in mind. This is also where you can find upcoming Sunday school topics!

winter newsletter

Children's Ministries Team


Michael Vaszily

Elder of Children's Ministries

It’s a blessing and honor to serve with the Sheboygan eFree Children’s Ministry team as we set out to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We see our role as supporting parents in accomplishing this ever important mission.  As a parent of three, I understand the challenges families face today. I also know the amazing impact the true living God can have in helping us (parents) love, teach and train these children in the way they should go.  Stop in and check us out.  We look forward to partnering with you!

Contact

Cora Mason

Children's Ministries Coordinator

As the Children's Ministry Coordinator I am responsible for promoting, planning, organizing, staffing, and leading Children's Ministries. I am in charge of all the record keeping for our weekly Awana nights and I help promote the reaching, teaching, winning, and maturing of children all for the glory of God. I look forward to you and your child visiting us at eFree!

Contact

Serve With Us


We rely on many volunteers to serve the children in our ministry programs. If you are interested in serving in this way, please click below to apply to be part of our ministry team!

Serve With Us