We offer Christian educational opportunities for children of all ages. We want children to learn Jesus loves them, God's Word is true, and church is a happy place. It is our goal to teach God's Word in a meaningful and creative way.

Sunday Nursery

IBC provides two nurseries: Infant for birth-23 months and Toddler 24-47 months. Available for all morning services and School of Ministry times. 

 

Sunday School: Children Desiring God

Sunday School for ages 2 years old - 5th grade

Our goal is that children learn to hope in God by getting to know Him. 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 in every story, with a God-centered world view and a faith that will hold them when days of testing come. We want them to love the Lord their God with all their heart, and to delight in Him forever. 

The children's Sunday School hour begins with singing in Rooms 210-211 (upstairs in the Worship Center). Afterwards each age group goes to their own classrooms for learning and activities. 

 

Schedule

3 year olds through 2nd grade meet in Room 211 for a time of worship before going to their class:

  •  9:45-10 Opening to music and worship in Room 211
  • 10-10:45 Teaching and activities in classrooms
  • 10:45 Parents pick up children in their classrooms

 3rd -5th grade go directly to their class:

  • 9:45-10:45 Teaching and activities in classrooms
  • 10:45 Parents pick up children in their classrooms

 

Classes (2 years - 5th grade)

Below is a list of age groups with their teacher and classroom in the Worship Center.

  • 2 year olds: Nursery, Toddler side
  • 3 & 4 year olds: Room 115, Corlene Myers
  • Kindergarten - Second grade: Room 212
  • 3rd - 5th grade: Room 137, Mike Anderson 

 

Children's Church during the worship service

For children 4-9 years of age, during both worship services. Children are excused after the song portion of worship services. Registration is required. Forms and a sign-in sheet are available before each service in the foyer.

 

AWANA Club

AWANA which stands for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed" (2 Timothy 2:15), is a club for boys and girls from preschool to high school with each week consisting of exciting games, Bible memorization, music, prizes, and surprise guest speakers. AWANA clubs (K - 5th grade) meet Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. at the Family Life Center. Trek/Journey (6th -12th) meet Thursdays 6:00 p.m. For more information see our AWANA page.

 

Vacation Bible School

Each summer join us for an exciting adventure! For 4 years old (must be potty trained) through graduating 5th grade. 

 

Children/Infant Dedication

A child dedication is not a baptism. We do not baptize infants. A dedication does not ensure that a child will make it to heaven. The Bible says that children are a blessing from God. When you decide to dedicate your son or daughter, you are acknowledging the awesome responsibility God has given you in raising your child. A dedication is a ceremony that expresses your desire as a parent to raise your son or daughter in the ways of the Bible and to ask God to use your son or daughter for His purposes. You submit your will for your child to His will. As followers of Christ, we also want to also make this public declaration to your family, and your church. It is invaluable to be able to tell a child as they are growing up that they belong to Jesus and that you have asked God to use them in a formal declaration, i.e. Child Dedication. If you would like to have your child or baby dedicated, please contact the church office, 360-452-3351, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.