Some 2000 years ago Jesus shocked the world when He paused to love the littlest ones. No doubt He sweetly held them, played with them and prayed for them. Mothers and fathers were wisely bringing their babies to Jesus and I love to imagine that He enjoyed every minute of it!
But the disciples thought Jesus was far too important and far too busy to be bothered by babies. So, Jesus firmly went on record to make Himself incredibly clear in Luke 15…
“Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
But Jesus called them to him, saying,
“Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the
kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”
The nursery ministry at Shades Mountain Community Church wants to closely follow Jesus’s example and love young children and their parents with intention and priority. It’s our constant prayer that each of the precious children entrusted to our care would come to love Him with all their hearts for all their days and be a mighty tool in His hands to reach the nations with His gospel, for His glory.
Our ministry team of 50 beautiful souls desire to put Jesus on display to our Littles every time our doors are open. We have a new woodland themed nursery wing, secure check-in and check-out program, mandatory background checks for everyone in our ministry and a passion for blessing our young families.
Jonathan Owen is our Children’s Pastor, and he shepherds our infants through 8th grade. He also directs Camp Straight Street during the summer. He is married to Kristin, and they have three girls.
Pastor Jonathan may be reached by email, email@example.com, or by phone at (205) 978-9124.
My name is Kris Goertzen and I have the pleasure of serving as our Nursery Director. I’m passionate about mentoring and discipleship at all ages and desire to create a like-minded community of moms who feel called to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
If I can help you in anyway, please reach out to me by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
It will be our pleasure to serve you and your Littles!