Every child needs to grow up learning the Bible, so they can develop their own personal relationship with God. They need a deep understanding that God loves them and that He has a plan for their lives. They need the security of knowing that heaven is their eternal home. They need a safe, loving environment conducive to spiritual learning. At Lakeside, we understand that children are the heritage of the Lord and are endeavoring to reach their hearts so they personally embrace the truth.
Our year-round KidZone program (10:00a) features music, Bible teaching, puppets, lesson-driven games, and more. Childcare is also provided for infants through toddlers.
On Wednesdays (Sept-May), Awana Club, a nation-wide program for children, meets from 6:30 to 8:15p for kids age 3 through 6th grade. Awana focuses on discipleship and Scripture memory, which stays with kids the rest of their lives. Every week the children play team games, learn from challenging messages, and recite verses from their handbooks. For more information about Lakeside’s Awana Club in Peoria, click here.
KidKonnection activities are scheduled throughout the year as a vehicle to further support every child’s spiritual and social development. These activities are fun and recreational in nature.
Summer Camp is most children’s highlight of the year! During summer break, we invite junior age kids (grades 4-6) to experience an exciting jam-packed week of camp fun and activities–such as horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, competitions, crafts, skill-building, great food and much, much more–at Camp Ironwood in California. Camp Ironwood has one of the best junior programs in the country. See pics from Summer Camp 2014 here.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School is an annual program for children ages 3-12, and there is no cost involved. Children from our church and community are invited for a fun-filled week where they will learn and discover truths about the Bible. Each evening will consist of an exciting Bible lesson, song time, craft projects, fun games, and a snack time. The year’s VBS summer adventure “Arrow Island” will be held June 23-27, 2014 at 6:00-8:00p. Come along as we board a pontoon plane and splash-land on Arrow Island—a tropical rain forest with beautiful flowers, birds, and interesting animals. But watch out—there’s danger too! Uh-oh! Hold on tight and don’t look down! We’ll have to cross a swinging rope bridge to reach the volcano, but not before crossing rapids and following our map behind a giant waterfall, where we’ll find a large cave and overgrown ruins. The Arrow Island adventure teaches kids to learn to make careful choices based on a biblical value system. They will learn from God’s Word how they can love and please God, and commit themselves to choosing His way, even in the face of temptation and peer pressure. It will be one great adventure! See pictures from Arrow Island 2014 here.
NURSERY (0-36 months)
Our nursery leaders and volunteers strive to maintain a clean, safe, and enjoyable environment for the children. Nursery care is provided during all services times.
Mark Your 2014 Calendar!
January 8, 2014
April 12, 2014
June 8-14, 2014
Vacation Bible School
June 23-27, 2014
September 3, 2014
October 26, 2014
Whatever stage your child is at, know that Lakeside kids are loved and are learning to develop a greater love for God!