Children’s Ministries

The Children’s Ministry at Third involves children from birth up through 6th grade. We believe it is our mission to help our children come to KNOW Jesus Christ, GROW to be like Him and GO and serve Him.

Specifically, we believe that God has called us, in partnership with parents, to help our children:

• KNOW the Word of God deeply and the Lord Jesus personally
• GROW to be like Jesus together and
• GO serve Him in their home, church, school and community

At TRC, we believe discipleship starts at birth. Our children’s ministry team loves to pour their time, energy and love into all children as they meet Jesus. 

If you’d like to learn more, please contact Jen Kelly, Director of Children’s Ministry


Each child has the potential to learn about God and this begins in Nursery as our team cares for your little one during the worship service. We pray your child will begin to sense how much God loves them through being well-cared for and valued.

Little Lambs – 3 & 4 year olds

Our Little Lambs children will spend time playing and exploring worship songs, Bible stories and activities that are designed to give them an age-appropriate first impression of their loving God.

Children will learn three main truths: God made me, God loves me and Jesus wants to be my
forever friend.

Children and Worship – Preschool through 4th grade

Children have the opportunity to worship in their own space in a way that allows them to experience worship instead of merely learning about worship. Leaders provide effective ways of nurturing a child’s faith through interactive Bible stories. Leaders will guide children into a response time of wondering, which helps children apply the Bible story to their lives.

2nd Hour Sunday school – Preschool through 6th grade

Using a large and small group format, children will engage in age-appropriate lessons and activities (art, music, singing) that allow for different learning styles. Teachers will use Biblical principles and LOTS of fun so children will know that God loves them, and to guide children into
a personal relationship with Jesus.

Second Hour

Our Second hour time is a place where we get deep into God’s word and the stories that have shaped Christianity and our faith. We’ll talk about many things including the impactful and lesser known stories filling the Bible, Bible stories we heard as kids and how much they still have to teach us, the events and people that have shaped Christianity, and much more.

5th and 6th grade youth group

5/6 Youth Group consists of Sunday evening gatherings, small groups, retreats, events, volunteer opportunities, and a whole lot of FUN. It is a time to hang out, to laugh, to build relationships, and figure out how to be good news to the world around us.

We want our students to know and experience God’s love, and encourage them to take the next step from wherever they are – to grow closer to Jesus. These kids begin to understand how to let their light shine and to share His love with others through outreach and serving.