Children's MINISTRY

Growing a Relationship with Jesus

The goal of our Children's Ministry is to bring our youngest members from the community into a relationship with Jesus. We believe children have the capacity to walk intimately with God and we help guide them through practical skills learning, Bible stories, songs and crafts.

Contact our church office at 705-743-4904 (Tuesday-Friday, 8 am-noon), for more information about the programs below.

  • Nursery for Infants on Sunday

    Caring volunteers oversee infants in the nursery downstairs. We have a paging system in place and should a caregiver be needed during the service, the child's assigned number will flash on the small screen at the front of the sanctuary. After each Sunday's use, the nursery receives a careful cleaning.

    Please inquire with a greeter about the nursery when you arrive at church. 

  • Toddlers and Young Children

    Volunteers supervise toddlers and young children during the Sunday service in our kid-friendly space at the back of the sanctuary. Children up to age 6 are welcome, You may sit with your child in this area throughout the service if you wish. After each Sunday's use, the kid-friendly space receives a careful cleaning.

    Please inquire with a greeter about the kid-friendly space when you arrive at church.

  • Boys Club (Ages 7-13)

    Our boys club, known as Cadets, is a ministry that shares Christ's love with boys. Speakers, Bible study, badge-work, hands-on projects and outdoor adventure, encourage boys to grow socially, mentally, physically and spiritually.

    Cadets meet on Wednesday evenings at Cephas Church from 6:30-8:00 pm. during the regular season. This free program is run jointly with Living Hope Church.

    Cadets will resume in October 2023. Check back to this page for the start date. 

  • Kids Cooking Classes (Boys & Girls Ages 8-13+)

    Kids from the neighbourhood participate in a series of free cooking classes at Cephas Church. They learn to cook healthy meals and enjoy eating what they prepare. They also play games and participate in a devotional time about how God loves and cares for us. This is a joint program between Cephas and the Kawartha Chapter of Youth Unlimited.  

    Kids Cooking Classes resume on October 6, 2023. Contact the Cephas Church office for more information and to register your child. 

  • After School Program at "The Hub" (Ages 8-13)

    In September 2023, our neighbours at The Hub will again start their free after-school program for area youth. This program is overseen by Youth Unlimited with support from Cephas Church.

    The After School Program will kick-off on Thursday, September 28, 2023. Contact Justin at The Hub at 343-263-4274, or email for more info!

  • Summer Gardening and BBQs at "The Hub" (Ages 8-13)

    Cephas Church and The Hub hosted a free Summer Gardening program (along with several BBQs!), for neighbourhood and community children during July and August. This program is overseen by Youth Unlimited with support from Cephas Church, and will be offered again in the summer of 2024.

    Please check back to this page for more information in the spring of 2024.

Our Volunteers

Our volunteers acknowledge that children are a gift from God (Psalm 137:3). They are committed to making the ministry a safe, Biblically relevant and fun environment for your kids.

All volunteers understand our children's ministry guidelines, agree with the vision and mission of Cephas Church, and have a current background check.