Children’s Ministries

Sunday School

The Sunday School year begins in September and we utilize the wonderful Shine curriculum from Menno Media. Students in the primary and middler classes receive their very own Shine On Story Bible which is used with the lessons and can be enjoyed at home as well.

Nursery- Infants and Toddlers
Primary- Kindergarten to 2nd
Middler- 3rd to 5th
Junior Youth- 6th to 8th
Senior Youth- 9th-12th

Typically we have a worship time with the children at the beginning of the Sunday School hour. The children often participate in special music at Christmas and other special events throughout the year.

Children's Church

Children meet about once a month outside of the adult worship for their own time of singing and focusing on worshiping Jesus.

Growing Tree Preschool

Growing Tree Preschool strives to provide a positive, Christ-centered, stimulating environment for children ages 3 to 5. Developmentally appropriate practices are used to meet the physical, cognitive, spiritual, emotional and social needs of each child.  Shalom Christian Academy has partnered with local churches to provide the Growing Tree Preschool program at: Marion Mennonite Church, King Street Church, Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church, Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, and Antrim Brethren in Christ Church.

Vacation Bible School

One of our highlights of the year is Vacation Bible School. Utilizing as many as 50 uniquely talented adults, we emphasize an experiential, exciting and fun week of VBS for both the children of our congregation and kids from the community. We have fun together and collectively provide great visuals, excellent worship, and Christ-centered teaching.

All those involved with Children and Youth Ministries have the required background clearance checks.