Their prayers are so simple and their faith so pure. This is demonstrated by the miraculous healing of Emmah just before Easter 2023. She broke her hand playing in a bounce house April 8, as shown by 15 x-rays. She was nervous about the possibility of requiring surgery and asked for prayer both at home and at church the next day. When they visited the orthopedic surgeon just 2 days later, NOT ONE BREAK WAS FOUND. There is no reasonable, earthly explanation but there is a clear supernatural explanation. 1 Peter 41:3 says, “He himself bore our sins on his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live by righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.” Our God is alive, active, and listening (especially to the earnest prayers of our children!)
FC Kids events and services are a DEVICE-FREE ZONE. In addition to being overscheduled, many children are massively over-stimulated by the constant presence of screens. True connection and relationship are much more important than any screen. Feel free to make me the bad guy if your child dislikes this policy. We practice true connection through conversation, eye contact, and active listening.
Paper Bibles are regularly used and read by our kids. We often practice opening physical Bibles, finding certain passages, and reading The Word out loud. Raising kids who fall in love with God’s Word is at the top of our priorities. If your child does not have a Bible at home, I have a stash of Bibles at the ready so just say the word and we’ll get your child their own Word!
Each Sunday we work together to earn points to receive fun rewards like special snacks, PJ days, etc. Points are earned for attendance, bringing their Bible, having read their Bible during the week (and recalling what they read), and big points for bringing a new friend. From our youngest to those close to youth group, we are a team and always want to encourage one another toward the Lord.
Events include lock-ins, going to camp at Wheatstate Retreat Center, Easter Eggstravaganza, pinewood derby, campouts, Back-to-School Bash, pool parties, and more! Our team is always on the lookout for opportunities for fun as a group. We’ve taken groups to get free ice cream, to the zoo on a group rate, trips around the city to see Christmas lights, etc. Spending time with our kids is the best and we are always open to suggestions for extra FUN! FCOP is committed to NEVER letting money be a barrier to involvement in our events. If funds are tight, we are happy to help to make sure your child is included. Just speak to one of our pastors about your need and it will be kept in the strictest of confidence. No child will be left out over money on my watch!
Our whole FC Kids team is excited to meet your family and have the privilege of pouring into not just your children, but your whole family. If you’re looking for a village, you’ve found it at FCOP!