Sweethaven Baptist Church, Portsmouth, VA
   

Contact Us | 757-484-4067
5000 W. Norfolk Road, Portsmouth, VA | Directions

Children

KFC (Kids for Christ) is a church ministry designed to reach children with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and to train them to serve him. Our vision is to offer a Bible based program for the families at Sweethaven Baptist Church, Sweethaven Christian Academy and Preschool, and the local community. We offer something exciting for children of all ages every week!

Anyone who wishes to work with children at sweethaven must submit to a complete background check.

Infant and Toddler Nurseries
For information on our nurseries click here.

Sunday School
The best place to make friends and get to know the church family is at Sunday School. While parents attend one of our six adult classes, children enjoy bible lessons geared to their age. Classes start as early as 18 months and are taught by dedicated teachers who endeavor to create a loving atmosphere. Sunday School is an excellent place to learn practical truths from the Bible.

Wee Church: Preschool - Kindergarten
Wee Church meets during the Sunday worship service directly after Sunday School. A fun and exciting service with a Bible lesson each week! This also gives parents the opportunity to worship uninterrupted.

Children's Church: 1st - 6th Grade
Kids for Christ meets during the Sunday worship service. The children are dismissed after the song service. Each Sunday the children hear a practical, challenging Bible message and enjoy singing, missionary challenges, and a snack! Special activities are scheduled throughout the year to strengthen friendships and give opportunities to serve the community.

Masters Club
For children ages 3 years old to 6th grade, 6:30 - 8:00 Wednesday night during the school year.

While adults enjoy a Bible Study in the auditorium, the children are learning God's Word as well! This program is action packed! Kids love to earn badges for their vests through Bible memory and various projects from their work books. Each Wednesday the kids love the fun game time as well!


Rally Time!
A short, high spirited time to get started.

Bible Time!
A 10 - 12 min Bible lesson.

Book Time!
Student workbook time for Bible application and earning badges.

Game Time!
Combination of Bible and Just-for-Fun games.

Award Time!
Final Encouragement and award presentations.

Pine Car Derby!
Each fall, Master Clubs, has it's annual Pine Car Derby. Kids buy a kit from the club and make their own race car! Awards are given out for placing, design, and most unique! The race is usually held in the school gym during the fall school semester.

Master Clubs Store!
Clubbers can earn Master Bucks through good behavior and Godly character qualities.  They are able to use these on various rewards in our Master Clubs store.

Ages and Clubs:
Little Treasures: 3's
Little Lambs: 4's
Little Shepherds: 5's
Lookouts: 1st Grade
Spotters: 2nd Grade
Scouts: 3rd Grade
Ambassadors: 4-6th Grade

Costs:
Vest: $20.00
Project books: $10.00; Ambassadors: $20.00
Dues: 50¢ a week

Kids For Christ Summer Kickball Club
Begins:  Wednesday, June 10
Time:  7-8:00 pm
Where:  In the church
Grades:  1st-6th grades
Registration Required:  Call 757-484-4082

Summer Camp
Each summer kids ages 8-12 head off for a week of Christian camping. Two chapel services a day, swimming, team competition, games, snack shop, great food, and Christian counselors make this a life changing week for those who attend!

Sweethaven Christian Academy
The largest ministry of the church, SCA is a Pre-K - 12th grade academy with around 250 students. More information can be found about the academy at www.sweethavechristian.org.