Children’s Ministries

Volunteer Registration is now open for VBS 2017!  Consider helping us make this event a success by volunteering your time to this valuable ministry. Complete the online Volunteer Registration today.

Sunlight is a safe, fun place for your children!

We’ve put a lot of thought into creating ministry environments that kids love!  It’s in these ministries that children often first learn Bible stories, sing worship songs and hopefully come to know God personally. Check out all the ministries we offer by clicking on the links below!


Nursery/Cry Room

During our 9:15 and 11:00 worship services, we offer nursery care for young children.  Our focus is not only freeing you to enjoy the worship experience without having to worry about the safety of your child; we also want your young children to have a great experience learning about God!  Our dedicated and experienced staff uses the “God Loves Me” program, which includes story, song and activity times that keep toddlers engaged.  Our computerized check-in system uses text messaging to discreetly notify you if your child is uncomfortable and needs attention. We also have a cry room with rockers, dim lighting, a changing table, baby swings and a live video feed of the worship service. This room is designated as a retreat for family members to bring their crying children.

Sunday School

Children in Pre-K through fifth grades at Sunlight say Sunday School is one of their favorite parts of the week!  Sunday School is fun, but it’s also a serious discipleship ministry that teaches children biblical truths week after week, all year long. We are blessed to have a wonderful teaching team that is passionate about teaching for your kids.

GEMS Girls Clubs

GEMS stands for “Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior.” This club for girls in first through eighth grades is the perfect place for them to discover who God created them to be. Our mission is to bring girls everywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. Girls in high school can also be active in this ministry as counselors-in-training. For more info, see our GEMS page.


Do your children love attending Vacation Bible School? Wouldn’t it be great if a church offered VBS all year long? At Sunkids, your children can experience high-energy singing, interactive teaching, fun games, yummy snacks and more! Sunkids is for children in PK4 through 5th grade. This ministry meets on the first Friday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Children’s Ministry Center beginning Fri, Sept. 2, 2016.

Vacation Bible School

Perhaps our most popular children’s ministry is Vacation Bible School — a fun-filled week of unforgettable experiences. Over the past decade, we’ve watched this program grow from 30 to 400 in attendance!  We begin each day with a large-group assembly featuring skits and songs on a themed stage. Then, we break into rotations through snack, crafts, games, Bible stories and movie stations. This year’s VBS is June 12-15, 2017, from 9 a.m. until noon. Check out the highlights from last year!

Fall Festival

We care about our community, and each year we look forward to spending a day having fun with hundreds of local families at our annual Fall Festival. Children enjoy bounce houses, petting zoos, crafts, trunk-or-treat, hayrides and good food!  We welcomed over 2,000 guests last year, our largest gathering to date, and we wove love to welcome even more this year on Oct. 29, 2016 from 3 until 6 p.m. Check out pictures from last year!

Profession of Faith Class/Baptism

Children have lots of questions about the faith.  In our Profession of Faith class, we guide them through the basics of Christianity and the Gospel. For those who choose to make a profession of faith, we have an annual beach baptism service following the class’s completion. Other baptisms take place on an on-going basis, both for believers and children of believers.