Celebrating a Community of Grace
Welcome to OPNAZKIDS! When you visit us, you will become aware that we are a multicultural community, celebrating our oneness in Christ. OPNAZKIDS love Missions, and your child will have many opportunities to experience different cultures and to learn how God’s invitation of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ, is for all.
We desire at Overland Park Church of the Nazarene to partner with parents in communicating to children God’s great love for us, impressing upon children a reverence and knowledge of God, and nurturing a personal, transformative relationship with Jesus Christ.
We offer intentional times for intergenerational worship, fellowship, and service, understanding that children are integral members of the body of Christ who are shaped by God’s Spirit in the faith community.
Our Children’s Workers are screened and receive training in child-safe practices in order to provide a safe and secure environment for your family.
Programs for Children
Infant Nursery/Toddlers (Infant through 2 years of age) – Childcare provided in a loving and secure environment during the Sunday School hour, morning worship and Wednesday Night Ministries.
Children’s Sunday School Classes 9:30AM (Two Years through Fifth Grade) – Children will learn how they are a part of God’s story through age-appropriate Bible Story lessons and life applications taken from the Old and New Testament.
Pre-K and Kinder Church 10:45AM (Three Years through Kindergarten) – Children transition from Sunday School to Pre-K and Kinder Church during the morning worship service for a Bible lesson, craft, music, playtime and snacks. When weather permits, children will have opportunities to play on the playground.
Intergenerational Worship and Children’s Church (First through Fifth Grade) - Understanding the importance of children participating with their families in corporate worship, but also recognizing the need for lessons geared to their age level, we provide opportunities for both. Elementary-age children join their families for opening worship and are dismissed to Children’s church after the reading of the Gospel to the Worship Center, Room 103. Children remain in the service on Communion Sundays and for other special services. Please check the weekly bulletin for Children’s Church times.
Missions Education - OPNAZKIDS are excited about Missions! They look forward to monthly Missions lessons and activities, and enjoy reading the World Missions Missionary books. Our children also have many opportunities to hear special speakers from around the world in our morning worship services.
Wednesday Night Ministry (Three Years through Fifth Grade) - Lots of things are happening on Wednesday Nights at OP. Lessons for kids are based on the Nazarene Publishing House Bible Quiz Curriculum and activities include recreation, crafts, and snacks. We welcome children of ELL families.
Family Fun Nights - Once a quarter we plan a special night out with food, fun and fellowship along with a movie for the whole family to enjoy.
Vacation Bible School (Three Years through Sixth Grade) - VBS is an exciting, week-long summer outreach/evangelistic event where the church community, both young and old, get involved. Creative Bible storytelling, missional emphasis, energetic music, wet and wild recreation, fun crafts, and yummy snacks are included each night beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Children’s District Bible Quizzing (First through Sixth Grade) - Healthy competition, great fun and a better knowledge of the Bible are the goals of this program in which elementary children participate in competitions with other churches regarding Bible study and scripture memory. OPNAZ Bible Quizzers join in the Wednesday Night lessons and activities and then practice for the upcoming quiz meet. This program runs from September through March.
For more information, contact Linda Harmon.