Ministriesat Wesleyan Community
On months with five Sundays, Discovery Land meets with the adult worship service on the 5th Sunday to help them learn from and connect with the large church family.
Each week, your child will bring home a handout which will inform you of the lesson components for that day and help you to reinforce the Bible message at home and further engage with your child throughout the week. It is our hope that with your help, your child will recall the message of the lesson and be motivated to share with you as well as strive to memorize the month's Bible verse.
Children must be signed in and out on the lower level by a parent/guardian for the safety and security of your children. All adult volunteers are required to pass a background check before serving.
The goal of Discovery Land is to help children (age 4-grade 5) discover who they were created to be. For us, we believe that they were created for connections… connections with Christ, the Church (other Christians), and their Community.
Each Sunday we have nursery services available for children birth-age 3. Children are checked in on the lower level of the building in our safe nursery environments, where they will be loved and cared for by background checked adults while parents worship in the main sanctuary. A private mother’s room is also located behind the sanctuary for mothers to tend to their infant’s specific needs while still being able to view the morning service.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
VBS is a fun & free opportunity during the summer for your children and their friends! We take one week out of the summer for a special spiritual emphasis for our children called Vacation Bible School. This is an opportunity to meet with kids several nights during the week, to pour God’s love and the truth of his Word into their lives. The children AND the adults all have a BLAST at VBS!! More specific information is available in the early summer leading up to VBS.
During the summer, we plan a variety of camps to minister to children and their families. The camp ministry starts off with our soccer camp lead by the Missionary Athletes Intl & Nike Soccer sponsored Chicago Eagles Soccer organization and concludes with our Vacation Bible School program. In between we take day trips to some exciting area locations such as Brookfield Zoo.
We read the Bible and pray together, and talk about issues that teens are dealing with in their personal lives. Along with this we play “stupid” games to unwind and have fun. Several times a year, we also plan trips and outings to hang out together and to grow deeper in our walk with the Lord.
Youth meets each week on Thursdays from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM from September through May. Both Junior High (6-9th grade) and Senior High (9th-12th grade) programs meet during those times.
MOPSMOPS meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from September to May from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. All mothers are welcome from those expecting to those children in 1st grade!
During these meeting times you can expect to fellowship during a dinner (dinner is provided through a meal rotation within the group of moms), a devotional and time of prayer, and a variety of special speakers and/or video presentations and breakout discussions. Sometimes games, crafts and special themes such as a “Pamper Night” are a part of the evening fun!
The dues/fees are $31.95 for the Annual Membership to MOPS Internationl and a $45/semester to Wesleyan Community Church. Visit: http://www.mops.org for more details!