BRADENTON Christian Reformed Church

Children's Ministries

If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, please complete the contact form or call the church office. Check the Calendar on the Church News tab for specific dates and times.

BCRC Playgroup

This is an open gym/playgroup for parents and grandparents of preschoolers or younger. We have different centers/activities/themes each week to keep it new and exciting for the children. Occasionally we meet at a local park for outdoor play. Snacks are provided for the children and coffee for adults. This is a time of fun and active play for the children with fellowship for the parents. Come when you can and bring a friend or two. Volunteer helpers are welcome. Join our Facebook Group to keep up to date.

1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays, 9:30am - 11:30am, September through May, Family Life Center Gym

Children’s Worship

Young Children’s Worship is available for children ages 3 through 3rd grade. Children begin the adult worship service with their parents and are released to the Children’s Worship Center after an opening time with adults. The worship is led by an adult Story Teller with the aid of helpers. The experience is designed to introduce children to elements of worship (having a special place for worship, receiving a greeting, presenting their gifts, praising God through music, preparing their hearts to experience God, experiencing God through His stories, a time of response to His word, a time of thanksgiving and feast, receiving a closing blessing). Children’s Worship follows the church calendar.

Sunday Mornings, all year, in the Children’s Worship Room

Sunday School
(Preschool (age 4) - 5th grade)

Using “Children Desiring God” curriculum, we seek to equip the body of Christ to spread to the next generations a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. Our aim is to impart to children a vision of God, who He is, and who we are in relation to Him, and to establish them with a foundation of doctrine and truth. We want them biblically grounded, seeing God as the hero of every story, with a God-centered world view and a faith that will hold them when the days of testing come. We want them to love the Lord their God with all their heart, and to delight in Him forever.

Sunday Mornings, 11:15am-12:00pm, September through April,
Family Life Center

GEMS Club for Girls

GEMS is an acronym which stands for Girls Everywhere Meeting their Savior. Although Gems was founded by a member of the Christian Reformed Church over 50 years ago, Gems clubs exist in Reformed, Presbyterian and in other Bible-believing denominational and non-denominational churches in the USA and throughout the world. It is a relationship based and relationship building club created especially for girls in grades 1 – 8. The mission of the club is to help bring girls into a living , dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.

2nd & 4th Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:20pm, September through April,
GEMS Club House

Cadets for Boys

A ministry for boys, (grades 1 – 8), Cadets trains boys in what it means to live the life required of us as Christians. To do this we have one counselor for every six to seven boys. Our meetings usually consist of a devotional time, a time for earning merit badges by doing projects, and often a time for games. We also have 3 to 4 campouts per year where fathers are encouraged to join in the fun of tent camping, archery, marksmanship, and many other activities.

Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:20pm, September through April,
Cadet Club House

BCRC Events

To view our calendar and stay up to date with what's going on,
click here
To view some of our upcoming events,click here